Walt in Wonderland

Walt in Wonderland

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During the Roaring Twenties--from 1921 through 1928--Walt Disney and his friends made more than ninety silent cartoons, turning them out as often as one or two per month. Years before Mickey Mouse, the young entrepreneur recruited and nurtured an extraordinary array of talented people. Drawing on interviews with Disney's coworkers, Disney's business papers, promotional materials, scripts, drawings, and correspondence, the richly illustrated Walt in Wonderland reconstructs Disney's silent film career and places his early films in critical perspective.As its lower jaw drops open, steam shoots out nostrils as it moves away from camera .... It bites in dirt ... Increasingly, the cutting patterns of his cartoons imitated the editing conventions of the silent feature; so did his simulated camera movements, simulated iris masks, and point of view shots. The trend had ... As early as April 1924, for instance, he cross-cut in Alicea#39;s Fishy Story between Julius swimming underwater pursued by a shark and Alice talking with an Eskimo ice fisherman.

Title:Walt in Wonderland
Author:Russell Merritt, J. B. Kaufman
Publisher: - 2000


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