Richard Schickel is a film critic for Time magazine and author of many books, including D. W. Griffith and the Birth of Film; The Men Who Made the Movies; and Intimate Strangers.
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...Schickel's [version] remains the most analytically and aesthetically penetrating portrait. -- Benjamin Schwarz * Atlantic *
A classic history: the first to look behind the man's image. Enjoy a new introduction which reflects Disney's lasting influences. * Midwest Book Review *