Founded on May 31st 1935, the studio has produced some of the best loved films from the last half century, including the likes of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sound of Music, The French Connection, and both the Planet of the Apes and Alien series. The studio’s iconic Art Deco-inspired logo (surrounded by those glistening spotlights) has been ingrained in the minds of all cinema fans, and has particular resonance to those who came of age during the original Star Wars movies.
The exhibition has collected a wide array of props, costumes and assorted memorabilia from the archives at Fox. A huge replica of ‘Rexy’, the Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton from Night at the Museum is one of the impressive displays here, as are the selection of costumes from a more contemporary line-up of films from Fox’s back catalogue – Moulin Rouge, X-Men, Minority Report, Master and Commander and Fantastic Four.
The red suit and t-shirt combo worn by Brad Pitt in Fight Club is also here – a nice reminder of the studio’s more subversive output.
Fans of sci-fi will also be pleased to see props from Star Wars (including various light sabres and original storyboards from ‘Empire’), alongside a life-sized model of the original H.R. Giger-designed alien from the film of the same name.
The exhibition is a fun opportunity to see these items up-close and in the flesh (the costumes in particular are very impressive), and it’s a welcome addition to the range of already eclectic memorabilia on display within the museum.
You can find out more about the exhibition here.
To mark the 75th Anniversary, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing many of its unforgettable back catalogue films at special promotional prices from retailers including HMV and Play.com.