Fox Celebrates ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ While Striking a Sad Farewell at CinemaCon 2018

Fox motion picture chairman Stacey Snider’s CinemaCon gave a moving eulogy for her transitioning studio; she made a similar case for the power of movies to bring people together with shared humanity.

The Fox fanfare and reel of the great films from the studio over 85 years brought tears to more than one in Caesar’s Colosseum.While the studio’s highlight reel ranged from “Gentlemen’s Agreement,” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to “Fight Club” and “Avatar,” a line from John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” resonated: “Something is going out of this valley that will never be replaced.” It felt like a wake.

What will happen? Nobody knows, but it won’t be the same.

And Snider, who choked up as the Fox fanfare played, may not be able to finish what she started.She reminded the audience that “The Greatest Showman” is still in theaters in its 18th week.

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