Jim On Film
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As a fifth grade student perusing the film section at the library, looking for books on Disney animation like Leonard Maltins The Disney Films and Richard Holliss and Brian Sibleys The Disney Studio Story, it was only a matter of time before studying for art appreciation became studying for my future. My future is, naturally, yet to be determined; however, from studying the construction of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the decisions behind the creation of Beauty and the Beast, and criticisms of Bambi, I learned volumes about the power of storytelling with richly depicted characters and purpose-driven music through an engaging plot.
Now, all these years later, I am pursing my own dreams, maybe pursing them the way Walt Disney taught me. In order to do this, I need to take a short break from my column to focus on my pet project for the last three years, an original musical entitled Fire in Berlin (www.fireinberlin.com) for which I will be producing a reading in mid-March.
Once that is over and all related tasks are completed (which should be no later than early April), I will return to share my thoughts on the latest in the Disney world.
-- Jim Miles
Jim On Film is published every other Thursday.
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-- Posted February 20, 2003
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