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Title Twentieth Century Fox / Frederick Wasser.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 283 pages) : illustrations.
Series Routledge Hollywood centenary
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Frederick Wasser is a professor in the Department of Television, RadioandEmerging Mediaat Brooklyn College in the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous chapters and articles on American media. His books include Veni, Vidi, Video and Steven Spielberg's America.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 09, 2020).
Subject Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation -- History.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Motion picture studios -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Motion picture industry -- United States -- History.
California -- Los Angeles.
United States.
Genre History.
Contents William Fox and the beginnings (1904-1924) -- Fox goes for broke and is broken (1924-1935) -- A new company finds itself during a depression (1935-1941) -- Social problems, mature women and musicals (1942-1952) -- Trying to get it right: from TV to Cleopatra (1953-1964) -- Sound of music and the sixties (1965-1975) -- From Stanfill to Murdoch while featuring George Lucas (1976-1984) -- Twentieth Century Fox as global conglomerate (1985-1997) -- Fox outlasts the Twentieth Century by twenty years (1998-2019).
Summary "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 movie-making and 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Wasser, Frederick. Twentieth Century Fox London ; New York : Routledge, 2020. 9781138921252