The Magic Kingdom

New Read Books The Magic Kingdom  Author Steven Watts – johndore.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 568 pages
  • The Magic Kingdom
  • Steven Watts
  • English
  • 05 July 2018
  • 0826213790

About the Author: Steven Watts

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The Magic Kingdom The Magic Kingdom sheds new light on the cultural icon of Uncle Walt Watts digs deeply into Disney s private life, investigating his roles as husband, father, and brother and providing fresh insight into his peculiar psyche his genuine folksiness and warmth, his domineering treatment of colleagues and friends, his deepest prejudices and passions Full of colorful sketches of daily life at the Disney Studio and tales about the creation of Disneyland and Disney World, The Magic Kingdom offers a definitive view of one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century. Free Read [ The Magic Kingdom ] by [ Steven Watts ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Magic Kingdom

  1. Christine says:

    Overall, I think that this book served its purpose very well It gave both a biography of Walt Disney and a critical analysis of basically all aspects of Disney My biggest complaint with this book is that there were sections of it that didn t seem to be necessary I don t really care about other employees at the Disney Studios, and I definitely don t care enough about them to read large sections of chapters devoted to them Once I realized that for the most part, these sections didn t really im Overall, I think that this book served its purpose very well It gave both a biography of Walt Disney and a critical analysis of basically all aspects of Disney My biggest complaint with this book is that there were sections of it that didn t seem to be necessary I don t really care about other employees at the Disney Studios, and I definitely don t care enough about them to read large sections of chapters devoted to them Once I realized that for the most part, these sections didn t really impact the overall book...

  2. Tracey says:

    After reading The Disney Version by Richard Schickel , I thought I d check out another Walt Disney bio This book is an overarching look not only at Disney s life, but also at the company he created While the material is covered chronologically, there are also thematic elements running through it as well As others have observed, Walt s creations were reflections of the times a funny, endearing Mickey Mouse was just the ticket in the Depression, while the full length fairy tale adaptations app After reading The Disney Version by Richard Schickel , I thought I d check out another Walt Disney bio This book is an overarching look not only at Disney s life, but also at the company he created While the material is covered chronologically, there are also thematic elements running through it as well As others have observed, Walt s creations were reflections of the times a funny, endearing Mickey Mouse was just the ticket in the Depression, while the full length fairy tale adaptations appealed to the traditional and familiar during the post Depression years After WWII, the live action movies focused on Middle America, evoking both nostalgia and family values The development of the amusement parks is covered as well illustrating W...

  3. Paul says:

    I picked this book up hoping for an insightful biography of Walt Disney That s not exactly what I got, though the blame is on me the subtitle is Walt Disney and the American Way of Life, after all This book blends biography and social commentary, especially in the field of American Studies It was informative, engaging and very detailed I believe that this book would be best suited for someone interested in 20th century United States history or entertainment history.Each chapter is broken I picked this book up hoping for an insightful biography of Walt Disney That s not exactly what I got, though the blame is on me the subtitle is Walt Disney and the American Way of Life, after all This book blends biography and social commentary, especially in the field of American Studies It was informative, engaging and very detailed I believe that this book would be best suited for someone interested in 20th century United States history or entertainment history.Each chapter i...

  4. Tania says:

    A very detailed account of Walt Disney s life and beliefs as they relate to his life s work, although it falls short of truly developing Walt as a person All of the facts are there, all of the details about employees, creative and business ventures, analysis of films and other works, construction of theme parks, etc And I believe that the author did his best with the information available this is no criticism of him As interested as I was in the subject matter, because of the lack of person A very detailed account of Walt Disney s life and beliefs as they relate to his life s work, although it falls short of truly developing Walt as a person All of the facts are there, all of the details about employees, creative and business ventures, analysis of films and other works, construction of theme parks, etc And I believe that the author did his best with the information available this is no criticism of him As interested as I was in the subject matter, because of the lack of persona this was a tough read which took me 2 months to get through I would read it again in the future to better absorb the facts and figures it offers I love the historical context provided throughout and the very intense research that obviously went into this book It s a shame that a person of such stature as Walt Disney was so private as to defy further personal details and yet completely understandable He wanted to s...

  5. Kelly Caldwell says:

    I m torn as what to rate this book, so I went with the middle ground While I did think it was extremely well researched and well written, the bulk of the book focused on Walt s political motivations and ideologies in his endeavors, which is not what I was expecting or looking for when I picked it up There were many parts that I found interesting, including det...

  6. Rick Ludwig says:

    This is a good book if not a great one The author tackles Disney in a different way from most authors focusing on the impact of his effortsthan the efforts themselves He tries and, for the most part, succeeds in producing a balanced view Any imbalance may just reflect the imbalance of DIsney s impact on...

  7. Noe Crockett says:

    I love anything Disney, which was why I decided to read this biography And at first it was pretty cool talking about Walt Disney and where he came from and his childhood and family But then they started with chapters about the poli...

  8. Sara Meyerback says:

    This is a wonderfully written biography of Disney Unfortunately, it was clouded by other, albeit interesting, facts about other animators and producers also involved in the upcoming of Disneyland world Other than it being very long and packed with information, it was very intriguing to learn about D...

  9. Nathan says:

    Offers an interesting analysis of Disney s cartoons, rather than just a straight biography Though some might disagree with that analysis, Watt s book s great service is to move beyond Disney s cultural influence and study his ideological and political thought in detai...

  10. Marahs says:

    I liked the book for the most part It was very long with a lot of words though I like Walt Disney This book had a lot of information about him All of the information was very detailed I also liked that they talked about Dis...