[T]he friction that drove them apart fueled their creativity. It was a case of can't stand him/can't have a career without him. But what a career. Starting out as starving artists, they wound up under long-term contract at Disney.
Produced and directed by the songwriters' sons, Gregory V. Sherman and Jeffrey C. Sherman, as both a tribute to their fathers and a vehicle for possible detente, the film skirts the edges of psychological inquiry but doesn't probe too deeply. The origin of the estrangement is hinted at but remains a mystery.
The families, who grew up without knowing each other, are in the dark, and neither elder Sherman sheds much light on the subject. Although the rift is a source of pain and bafflement for both of them, their lack of insight is a product of a generation allergic to insight and their partnership a testament to the unknowable nature of creative chemistry.
"There were women in dresses and everything. They were down underneath vehicles picking up the money. Young people were picking up the money and they were just saying, 'Whose money is this?' and bringing it to me and handing it to me. So it was just amazing that they were able to do that. I'm very happy and very grateful."
When Walker got to the bank he had $10,300, meaning all of the money was returned.
"One of the firefighters vividly recalls the frightening scene.
'You can't see two inches in front of your face. If you ain’t scared, something is wrong with you,' said James Cannette, a volunteer who was the first to go in.
'It's unreal, like somebody was pulling me to them. I walked straight to them, straight to the kids.'
Cannette says the heroism was a group effort.
'I appreciate them honoring me, it's nice, but everybody needs to realize it was the whole department that saved them two kids’ lives.'
'I probably can't thank them enough but I'm going to thank them all I can for saving my kids.'