Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination (Paperback)

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The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.
Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films most notably "Snow White, Fantasia, "and "Bambi." In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life.

About the Author

Neal Gabler est critique, historien du cinema et auteur de nombreux ouvrages consacres au septieme art. Il a ecrit pour "The New York Times", "The Nation" et "American Film".

Praise For…

“Mesmerizing. . . . There’s nothing Mickey Mouse about this terrific biography. . . . The definitive portrait of Walt Disney, the Dream-King.” —Washington Post Book World“Gabler’s restless eye invigorates each page. . . . Part of the author’s formidable achievement is to take the intricacies of Disney’s devoted artistry and intertwine them with [his] life.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “Far outshines any previous Disney bio, both in scope and in specificity. The domestic details are revelatory. . . . Walt Disney is looking at us–seemingly for the first time.” —Entertainment Weekly “Illuminating. . . . Engrossing. . . . Gabler paints a vivid portrait.”—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679757474
ISBN-10: 0679757473
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: October 9th, 2007
Pages: 851
Language: English
Series: Vintage