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MCU : the reign of Marvel Studios  Cover Image Book Book

MCU : the reign of Marvel Studios

Summary: "The unauthorized, behind-the-scenes story of the stunning rise--and suddenly uncertain reign--of the most transformative cultural phenomenon of our time: the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Entertainment was a moribund toymaker not even twenty years ago. Today, Marvel Studios is the dominant player both in Hollywood and in global pop culture. How did an upstart studio conquer the world? In MCU, beloved culture writers Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards draw on more than a hundred interviews with actors, producers, directors, and writers to present the definitive chronicle of Marvel Studios and its sole, ongoing production, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For all its outward success, the studio was forged by near-constant conflict, from the contentious hiring of Robert Downey Jr. for its 2008 debut, Iron Man, all the way up to the disappointment of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and shocking departures of multiple Marvel executives in 2023. Throughout, the authors demonstrate that the original genius of Marvel was its resurrection and modification of Hollywood's old studio system. But will it survive its own spectacular achievements? Dishy and authoritative, MCU is the first book to tell the Marvel Studios story in full--and an essential, effervescent account of American mass culture"--

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  • ISBN: 1631497510
  • ISBN: 9781631497513
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 510 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-480) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: MCU timeline -- Prologue: Origin story -- Phoenix saga -- Gifted youngsters -- Once upon a time in Mar-a-Largo -- Plausibility -- Proof of concept -- Post-credits scene -- Extraordinary levels of toxicity -- Some assembly required -- Demon in a bottle -- No strings on me -- Our brand is Chrises -- The runaways -- Earth's mightiest heroes -- House of M -- The forbidden city -- Remote control -- On your left -- We are Groot -- Where's Natasha -- Marvel Studios vs. the committee -- Wright man, wrong time -- Tangled web -- Long live the king -- Higher, further, faster -- Snap -- A year without Marvel -- Department of yes -- K.E.V.I.N. -- The clone saga -- Into the multiverse -- Epilogue: How much we have left.
Subject: Marvel Entertainment Group.
Motion picture studios
Superhero films
Science fiction films
Studios de cinéma
Films de superhéros
Films de science-fiction
motion picture studios (building complexes)
Marvel Entertainment Group
Motion picture studios
Science fiction films
Superhero films
Genre: Film criticism.

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