Saving Mr. Banks [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Providing the music for a film about the making of one of Hollywood's most beloved musicals is no easy task, but Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning composer Thomas Newman (The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty) offers up an evocative score for the John Lee Hancock-directed historical comedy-drama that manages to invoke both the despair and whimsy that surrounded the making of Mary Poppins. Newman's score is rounded by performances (awkward demos for Poppins writer P.L. Travers) of classics like "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Let's Go Fly a Kite," and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" by stars Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak, who play brothers Richard and Robert Sherman, respectively.