Walt Disney is one of the most important figures in animation, cinema, and world
history. There are a lot of myths out there from his being frozen to his affiliation
with the Nazi party. Of course, those things aren’t even remotely true. A museum
has opened in The Presidio in San Francisco where we can go to learn about the man
who with imagination, determination, and an ability to see connections few others
could, transformed the entertainment industry and shaped our culture. If you would
like to read more about Uncle Walt, try “Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American
Imagination” by Neal Gabler. It is an excellent read and it does not shy away from
describing Walt’s personal issues and failures, but puts them in the context of a
complicated yet simplicity-minded individual who just happened to be a genius.
It drives me crazy when I see poorly taken pictures. Not to say that mine are all
that great, but I can’t figure out why so many people make the same dumb mistakes
in their snapshots and family photos. One mistake in particular is when people try
to take a picture of a group at a party. They put the “cross-hairs” of the view finder
directly on a person’s face, cutting them all off at the knees and making the entire
top-half of the image a photograph of the ceiling. Stop it or I will bury you alive
in a box!
Friend of Infilm Chris Sheafor plays a mean bass and a downright hot guitar. He has
two musical projects currently. They are Sheafor (whose members are all members of
the Sheafor family by birth or by marriage) and The Bev Barber Band with Bev doing
lead vocals and Chris as the band. Both are strong melodically and lots of fun with
superb musicianship. You can contact both here for bookings.
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