Today, on the 76th anniversary of Disney's Snow White world premiere, I mark a much smaller milestone. The Filmic Light is now four years old. This started out as a simple experiment where I might explore my somewhat unusual interest. Yet, with help from many, many generous people around the world, it's slowly developing into something more palpable.
Very early on, one reader made a comment questioning whether there would actually be enough content to dedicate an entire blog solely to this subject. Even I naively believed that pretty much all of the Snow White related material could be documented in just a matter of a few years. It's now clear I was wrong. From stories about the making of the film, to animation art, movie memorabilia, and a seemingly never-ending flow of merchandise, Snow White is alive and well in the collective consciousness of the 21st century.
The downside to this project is that, as other bloggers know so well, it's a heck of a lot of work. I can think of better things to do with my time than sitting in front of a computer screen for four straight years. But it's just too fascinating for me to quit.
It's an honor and pleasure connecting with others who share this same disposition. So here we go with another year. The Snow White Archive is growing and there's plenty more to come. Stay tuned.