Monday, August 22, 2011
Saturday night I sat, enthralled, at the Hollywood Bowl, and listened to symphonic music by Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Sibelius; accompanying seventy-year-old animation from Disney's Fantasia. The audience included lots of little kids with their parents and grandparents. Fantasia brought back memories of MY childhood, watching the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights.
I was struck by how "quaint" the animation looked. Obviously, we've come a long way since then. But, a good story is still a good story. Even some of the unfinished works, which were accompanied by story-boards, were entertaining and visually stunning.
I continue to have my breath taken away by great creative work. Film is a great artform. We are fortunate to be a part of that. I think we always will be a part, so long as we continue to tell great stories and invent stunning visual images. Keep up the good work, Hollywood!!!