Saturday, April 6, 2013

'Unbelievable" Walt Disney

Neal Gabler concludes about Walt, after a lot of sneering comments, that he was "opaque", but I think that if anybody thought that (I've heard terms like "elusive" etc) it is because people don't tolerate, or understand, freedom very well. People in general hold on to limits and labels in order to turn things more predictable (rather than magic and unexpected), except for real, true artists. Walt Disney's freedom was something so immense that it must have been scaring in itself and incomprehensible for most.