Twentieth Century Fox

1st Edition

Frederick Wasser

July 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages - 67 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138921269 - CAT# Y202375
Series: The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series

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This is the first scholarly history of Fox from its origins in 1904 to the present. It builds upon research and histories of individual periods to describe how one company responded to a century-long evolution of the audience, nationally and globally.

In the beginning, William Fox grabbed a once in millennium opportunity to build a business based on a genuinely new art form. This study explores the enduring legacy of F.W. Murnau, Will Rogers, Shirley Temple, John Ford, Spyros Skouras, George Lucas, James Cameron and many others, offering discussion of those behind and in front of the camera, delving deeply into the history and evolution of the studio. Key films covered include The Iron Horse, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, Forever Amber, All About Eve, Cleopatra, The Sound of Music, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Titanic and Fight Club, providing an extensive look at the successes and flops that shaped not only Twentieth Century Fox, but the entire Hollywood landscape. Through a chronological study, the book charts the studio’s impact right up to the present day, providing a framework to allow us to look to the future of moviemaking and film consumption.

Lively and fresh in its approach, this book is a comprehensive study of the studio for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Hollywood Cinema, film history and media industries.


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