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The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney

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This classic history of Walt Disney s life and works takes us from his wandering youth through the desperate gamble of opening his own animation studio, his daring decision to crash Hollywood, the sudden and inspired invention of Mickey Mouse and on to the creation of a multimillion-dollar international entertainment empire. Throughout Richard Schickel asks penetrating questions about Disney s achievements and shortcomings, and the enormous popularity of the Disney version. The story of how Disney built an empire on corrupt popular culture becomes a revealing part of American cultural history. Pauline Kael. One of the best studies ever done on American popular culture unfailingly, consistently intelligent, and eminently readable. Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University. Richard Schickel s unauthorized biography of Walt Disney may be the single most illuminating work on America and the movies. Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star.

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Richard Schickel's classic history of Walt Disney's life and times was the first to look behind the carefully nurtured avuncular image of the man. Some howled in protest at this criticism of their hero, but they failed to see that Mr. Schickel's book acknowledged Disney's profound influence on American popular culture. The Disney Version takes us from Walt's wandering youth through the desperate gamble of opening his own animation studio, his daring decision to crash Hollywood, the sudden and inspired invention of Mickey Mouse - and on to the creation of a multimillion-dollar international entertainment empire. Throughout, Mr. Schickel asks penetrating questions about Disney's achievements and shortcomings, and about the enormous popularity of the "Disney version".

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This classic history of Walt Disney's life and works asks penetrating questions about Disney's achievements and shortcomings, and the enormous popularity of the Disney version. One of the best studies ever done on American popular culture...unfailingly, consistently intelligent, and eminently readable. --Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University. This may be the single most illuminating work on America and the movies. --Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-374) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566631587
Author:
Schickel, Richard
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Business
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Animators
Subject:
Disney, walt, 1901-1966
Subject:
Animators -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Disney, Walt
Subject:
Animators - United States
Subject:
Biography/Business
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 364, vol. 28
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
391
Dimensions:
7.99x5.05x1.01 in. .86 lbs.

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Product details 391 pages Ivan R. Dee Publisher - English 9781566631587 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Richard Schickel's classic history of Walt Disney's life and times was the first to look behind the carefully nurtured avuncular image of the man. Some howled in protest at this criticism of their hero, but they failed to see that Mr. Schickel's book acknowledged Disney's profound influence on American popular culture. The Disney Version takes us from Walt's wandering youth through the desperate gamble of opening his own animation studio, his daring decision to crash Hollywood, the sudden and inspired invention of Mickey Mouse - and on to the creation of a multimillion-dollar international entertainment empire. Throughout, Mr. Schickel asks penetrating questions about Disney's achievements and shortcomings, and about the enormous popularity of the "Disney version".
"Synopsis" by , This classic history of Walt Disney's life and works asks penetrating questions about Disney's achievements and shortcomings, and the enormous popularity of the Disney version. One of the best studies ever done on American popular culture...unfailingly, consistently intelligent, and eminently readable. --Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University. This may be the single most illuminating work on America and the movies. --Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
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