Walt Disney : The Triumph of the American Imagination

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Auteur : GABLER Neal Nombre de pages : 912
Editeur : Vintage Dimensions : 15,6 x 23,4 x 4,5 cm
Thème : Walt Disney Poids : 1,18 kg
Date de publication : 09-10-2007
ISBN-10 : 0679757473
Edition : Deuxième édition ISBN-13 : 978-0679757474
Couverture : Couverture souple Prix d'origine : 20$ / 16,66€
Langue : Anglais Prix d'occasion : 10-30€

Table des matières
  • Chapter Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • ONE ll Escape
  • TWO ll Go-Getter
  • THREE ll Wonderland
  • FOUR ll The Mouse
  • FIVE ll The Cult
  • SIX ll Folly
  • SEVEN ll Parnassus
  • EIGHT ll Two Wars
  • NINE ll Adrift
  • TEN ll City on a Hill
  • ELEVEN ll Slouching Toward Utopia
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Résumé de l'éditeur

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 whith his feature films - most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi.

In this superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revelutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitaded, 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.

Neal Gabler is the author of An Empire of Their Own : How the Jews Invented Hollywood, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history. His biography Winchell : Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity was named best nonfiction book of the year by Time. He appears regularly on the media review program Fox News Watch and writes often for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is currently a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center for the Study of Entertainment and Society in the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California. He lives with his wife in Amagansett, New York.