The magic of Disneyland
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BeschreibungSeminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,3, Dresden Technical University (Institut für Anglistik/ Amerikanistik), course: Basic Readings in North American Cultural Studies, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Introduction Walter Elias Disney is the "most influential American of the twentieth century" and has become a myth. He created an empire on a cartoon mouse and everything in this empire carries his signature. For his achievements one could call him the founder of postmodern America, a founder of an industry of fantasy that enriched the western culture. That it why the first part of my essay deals with him and his company. The main part is about one of his greatest realizations - Disneyland. Today, this amusement park is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the whole world. Walt Disney brought to this theme park "all the skills and showmanship he had learned in three decades as a film maker". He wanted to bring his Disney vision into material and physical existence, as well as providing a strong dose of American ideology. Disneyland represents the American dream - a world of magic and illusion, prosperity and happiness. It is a showcase for postmodernism and the embodiment of capitalism. But what makes Disneyland so magical. Why are so many people visiting this amusement park? After dealing shortly with the history and architecture of the park I will try to explain the success, the magic and the contradictions of Disneyland. Walter Elias Disney was born in 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1906, his family moved to a farm in Missouri and in 1910 they moved to Kansas City. Soon it became visible that Walt Disney was interested in movies, especially of Charlie Chaplin, and drawing. After he left school at the age of 16, he became a volunteer ambulance driver in World War I where he served as a member of the American Red
PortraitAntje Schöne wurde 1985 in Kamenz geboren. Nach ihrem Abitur und einem Auslandsaufenthalt in den USA studierte sie Anglistik/ Amerikanistik und Germanistik. Nach einem erneuten Auslandsaufenthalt in England nahm sie den Masterstudiengang Germanistik Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft auf und schloss diesen 2011 an der TU Dresden erfolgreich ab.
Untertitel: Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: GRIN Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 20 Seiten