“Mary Poppins Returns”
An American writing about 1930s Britain, screenwriter David Magee got a lesson on how those across the pond handled the stock market crash. First off: they called it The Great Slump. Second: while many had jobs, they were not necessarily making enough to afford their mortgage, just like the family in the movie. Then there are the leeries, or lamp lighters, led on screen by Lin-manuel Miranda’s Jack. Magee says this is a Scottish term, “but it was such an easy, fun word to say” that they kept it in the script.