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Heroes. Music. Television. Film. Literature.
I like to write. I'm studying English at UC Santa Barbara. Click on one of the five links above to see the people, bands, shows, movies, and novels that have changed me significantly or that have, at the very least, stirred my soul. Ask me something.
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"In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable."
"You have to be all too basely in love with yourself to write about yourself without shame. My only excuse is that I'm not writing for the same reason everyone else writes, that is, for the sake of the reader's praises."
—Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Adolescent
"A writer needs three things: experience, observation, and imagination. Any two of which—at times any one of which—can supply the lack of the others."
"One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot."
Here is a quick round-up of what my 23 heroes are currently hard at work on. You may be interested in some of them. I’m excited, of course, for their projects to come to light. It’s what I live for, people!
There you have it!
Hero № 8: Walt Disney
Wiki Bio: Walter Elias ”Walt” Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist, well known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Disney is particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice.
—26-time Academy Award winner, 59-time nominee (the most awards and nominations than any individual in history)
—two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
—Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.
"We seek to estimate the future and its bearing on our existence, as well as dwelling fondly on the past or indulging in escapist dreams."
This is Walt Disney’s “The Old Mill” (1937), as briefly featured in California Adventure’s “World of Color” show, which I’ve now seen four times and know and love.
This short won an Academy Award for its revolutionary breakthroughs in sound, animation technique, and color, not to mention its unique story and theme.
It’s worth watching, if only for its historical value in—and contributions to—the art of animation; though I must say: it is quite the entertaining piece of history. Watch!
Walt Disney, a hero of mine, and Salvador Dalí, one of my favorite artists, met in 1945 to work on a project, a collaboration. The project, called Destino, was scrapped after Dalí spent eight months storyboarding with Walt’s studio artist, John Hench. Nearly sixty years later, Roy Disney came across an 18-second short and Dalí’s storyboards and decided to revive the project. The video is about seven minutes of genius: it provides us with a front-row seat to Dalí’s world. Enjoy, for I certainly did.
happy birthday, walter elias disney!! thanks for all the nostalgic childhood memories. the movies, the cartoons, the theme parks—everything you touched turned to magic.
just spent the last… uhh, hour and a half maybe on making this. these are my major/minor heroes that have in one way or another made me who i am today. they ARE in order (read like a book).
I think there are plenty more that I could think of, but for the most part, I wouldn’t be here today without these wonderfully talented people and their work. less dramatic: I wouldn’t be the person I am today (not even close) without them. so this is an informal, yet sincere thanks to them for the ecstasy, elation, and pure joy they have each provided me with in some way or other over the past three years or so (some for more time, some for less).