Due Appreciations: “Mary Poppins Returns” and “The Force Awakens”

It is immensely difficult to meet expectations when continuing beloved film properties. In the case of Mary Poppins Returns, P.L. Travers, the author whose novels inspired the original 1964 Julie Andrews classic, was supportive of neither the original Disney effort nor any potential sequels. Her early rejection certainly complicated matters, but also the redolent magic captured…

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Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.

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Joel Eisenberg

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Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.

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