The town of Weston has a Bambi problem, the source of which is not so much deer, or Walt Disney, but an obscure Austrian writer named Felix Salten. It was Salten who wrote the 1923 novel that became the 1942 movie “Bambi,” after which it has never really been okay to shoot a deer in America again. Bambi changed us, and for the worse. In the novel, he matures from a mewling fawn to a pitiless stag, but the movie-going public fails to make a similar transition.
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