The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

February 5, 2019|
The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies by Ben Fritz
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Winner of the Best Non-Fiction Book Prize at the 2018 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards

“Ben Fritz crafts an electrifying and essential book that carefully chronicles how Hollywood tradition is collapsing and new models are fueling the future. A must-read.”—Ava DuVernay, director of A Wrinkle in Time, Selma, and 13th

The stunning metamorphosis of twenty-first-century Hollywood and what lies ahead for the art and commerce of film


Ben Fritz chronicles the dramatic shakeup of America’s film industry, bringing equal fluency to both the financial and entertainment aspects of Hollywood. He offers us an unprecedented look deep inside a Hollywood studio to explain why sophisticated movies for adults are an endangered species while franchises and super-heroes have come to dominate the cinematic landscape. And through interviews with dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, Imax, and others, he reveals how the movie business is being reinvented.

Despite the destruction of the studios’ traditional playbook, Fritz argues that these seismic shifts signal the dawn of a new heyday for film. The Big Picture shows the first glimmers of this new golden age through the eyes of the creative mavericks who are defining what entertainment will look like in the new era.
Ben Fritz is an editor for the Wall Street Journal. He previously covered Hollywood for the Journal, the Los Angeles Times and Variety and is coauthor of the best-sellingAll the President's Spin. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he lives in Los Angeles.
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Title:The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Published:February 5, 2019
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781328592743

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