Posts by Lynne Drake

Fox Archives: 75th anniversary of ‘Stormy Weather’

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This month marks the 75th anniversary of the release of “Stormy Weather” (1943), loosely based on the life of its star Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. The film, which was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, stars Lena Horne, whose character Selina was created for the film and sings the title song.

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21CF Oscars Countdown: Best Art Direction (Color) and Best Special Visual Effects for ‘Fantastic Voyage’ (1966)

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In the weeks leading up to the 90th Oscars on Sunday, March 4, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from the 20th Century Fox Archives. This year, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” is nominated for Production Design (production design: Paul Denham Austerberry; set decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeffrey…

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Fox Archives: 30 years ago…‘Raising Arizona’ (1987)

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Thirty years ago this month, “Raising Arizona” was released widely in U.S. theaters. This was Joel and Ethan Cohen’s second film, which they wrote and directed. The dark comedy starred Nicholas Cage, Holly Hunter (in her first lead role), William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand and Randall “Tex” Cobb. The cinematographer, Barry Sonnenfeld, would later…

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Fox Archives: Storyboards from ‘Independence Day,’ ‘Alien 3,’ ‘Ever After: A Cinderella Story’ and ‘Spy’

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A storyboard is a sequence of drawings representing the shots planned out by production, typically with some direction and dialogue, though it all depends on the film and the artist. We have a wonderful and wide variety of storyboards in our art department collection. Here is a selection of storyboards from different genres of 20th…

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Fox Archives: ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ storyboards and concept art to celebrate its exhibition at the Musée Miniature et Cinéma

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The Musée Miniature et Cinéma in Lyon, France has been featuring Wes Anderson films in an exhibition ending May 31. Currently on display has been “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures in 2014) model from the film as well as “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (distributed and produced by 20th Century Fox in 2009)…

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