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

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller the_nile (996,124) 99.3%, Location: Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 141427888110 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney by Richard Schickel 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". FORMAT Paperback LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description 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 Author Biography Richard Schickel has written many books about film, including "The Disney Version", "Brando: A Life in Our Times", and "Clint Eastwood: A Biography". He is a film critic for "Time" magazine and the producer-writer-director of more than thirty documentary films about figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Elia Kazan. Review The Disney Version is a model of good judgment, exemplary in balance and impeccable in tone. -- Joseph Epstein * COMMENTARY * The single most illuminating work on America and the movies. -- Robert W. Butler * Kansas City Star * One of the best studies ever done on American popular culture...unfailingly, consistently intelligent, and eminently readable. -- Stephen J. Whitfield * Brandeis University * The story of how Disney built an empire on corrupt popular culture...becomes a revealing part of American cultural history. -- Pauline Kael Established the terms of interpretation and debate about Disney...Schickels [version] remains the most analytically and aesthetically penetrating portrait. -- Benjamin Schwarz * Atlantic * A classic history: the first to look behind the mans image. Enjoy a new introduction which reflects Disneys lasting influences. * Midwest Book Review * Details ISBN1566631580 Author Richard Schickel Short Title DISNEY VERSION 3/E Publisher Ivan R. Dee Publisher Language English Edition 3rd ISBN-10 1566631580 ISBN-13 9781566631587 Media Book Format Paperback DEWEY B Year 1997 Publication Date 1997-03-31 Residence Los Angeles, CA, US Imprint Ivan R Dee, Inc Place of Publication Chicago Country of Publication United States Pages 396 Subtitle The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney Dimensions127mm x 33mm x 203mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TheNileItemID:11103249; Condition: Brand new, ISBN-13: 9781566631587, Format: Paperback, Language: English

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