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American Film Institute

Overview
Works: 768 works in 1,309 publications in 1 language and 21,337 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Periodicals  Documentary films  Catalogs  Biography  Drama  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Horror films  Fiction 
Roles: pre, Other, prn, Editor, Author
Classifications: PN1995.9.P7, 791.4305
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Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of cinematography as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 immortal movies. Traces the evolution and innovations of cinematography beginning in an era when the movie camera was a marvelous invention, and examines how the filmmaking process was complicated by new cinematic trends and technologies
The American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States by American Film Institute( Book )

49 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Film Institute desk reference by American Film Institute( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented by the American Film Institute, the nation's preeminent organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image, this is the most comprehensive reference book on filmmaking ever published. Providing detailed information on the world of film, its history and its personalities, this single volume is loaded with enough facts and trivia to satisfy any movie buff
American film( )

in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journal of the film and television arts."
Conversations with the great moviemakers of Hollywood's golden age at the American Film Institute by George Stevens( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews with some of the world's leading directors, producers, cinematographers, and screenwriters provides a revealing glimpse of the art of filmmaking
Directing the film : film directors on their art by Eric Sherman( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing great screenplays for film and TV by Dona Cooper( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specially created by a top television program director and instructor at the AFI film school, this unique handbook will guide you through every step of the screenwriting process, including structuring the plot, developing characters, crafting the screenplay, and selling it to studios and producers. Professional, practical, and authoritative, this outstanding reference can be your key to an exciting screenwriting career!
The American film heritage; impressions from the American Film Institute archives by Tom Shales( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Film Institute has an archive which presently contains more than 9,000 films, many of them rare. The articles in this volume are based on some of the films in the collection. Among the topics of these essays are: pioneers like D. W. Griffith and Thomas H. Ince, treatment of blacks and Indians in films, development of the techniques that brought sound and color to the movies, little-known filmmakers like William Beaudine, Val Lewton, and William de Mille, and movies such as "The Mystery of the Wax Museum,""Mission to Moscow,""Penrod and Sam," and "High Sierra." (Jk)
Conversations at the American Film Institute with the great moviemakers : the next generation( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects American Film Institute conversations with filmmakers from the 1950s to today, including Steven Spielberg, Nora Ephron, and George Lucas
Filmmakers on filmmaking : the American Film Institute seminars on motion pictures and television( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American film( )

in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journal of the film and television arts."
The tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murderer recounts the bizarre details of his crimes against "the old man with the evil eye."
AFI's 100 years, 100 songs : America's greatest music in the movies( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmfacts( )

in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directors : life behind the camera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made in cooperation with the American Film Institute, this set features thirty-three legendary directors discussing the art of filmmaking in intimate detail, drawing on their in-depth knowledge drawn from their own careers in films. Culled from over 300 hours of interviews, this presentation is interactive, allowing instant access to a single director, or to an entire topic involving all directors. Also included are film clips, interviews with guest actors and industry veterans, and biographies and interesting facts about each director
The films of Spike Lee by Spike Lee( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, Spike Lee talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work. "I have been blessed with the opportunity to express the views of black people who otherwise don't have access to power and the media. I have to take advantage of that while I am still bankable."
Five easy pieces( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presently working in an oil field, talented pianist Robert Dupea spends most of his free time downing beers, playing poker and being noncommittal with his sexy but witless girlfriend Rayette. But when he is summoned to his father's deathbed, Dupea returns home with Rayette, where he meets and falls for a sophisticated woman. Now caught between his conflicting lifestyles, the gifted but troubled Dupea must face issues that will change his life forever
The films of Martin Scorsese by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators
The films of Clint Eastwood( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clint Eastwood talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators
The Horse dealer's daughter( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting short story of a young woman's search for identity. Taken for granted by her brothers after the death of her father, she struggles with an uncertain future -- discovering her own self worth through the eyes of the young town doctor
 
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The American Film Institute desk reference
Alternative Names
AFI

AFI (American Film Institute)

American Film Institute filmschool in de Verenigde Staten

Američki filmski institut

Amerika Film İnstitutu

Amerikai Filmintézet

Amerikan Film Enstitüsü

Amerikas Kinoinstitūts

Amerikos kino institutas

Det amerikanske filminstituttet

Film Institute

Film Institute United States

Institutul American de Film

John Fitzgerald Kennedy center for the performing arts

John Fitzgerald Kennedy center for the performing arts Washington, D.C. American film institute

Lembaga Film Amerika

The American Film Institute

Viện phim Mỹ

Washington (D.C.)

Αμερικανικό Ινστιτούτο Κινηματογράφου

Американски филмов институт

Американски Филмски Институт

Американский институт киноискусства

Американський інститут кіномистецтва

Амерички филмски институт

Амэрыканскі кінаінстытут

Ամերիկյան կինոինստիտուտ

מכון הסרטים האמריקאי

بفا

معهد الفيلم الأمريكي

ए.एफ.आय. पुरस्कार

สถาบันภาพยนตร์อเมริกัน

미국 영화 연구소

アメリカン・フィルム・インスティチュート

美国电影学会

美國電影學會

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The American Film Institute desk referenceConversations with the great moviemakers of Hollywood's golden age at the American Film InstituteDirecting the film : film directors on their artWriting great screenplays for film and TVAFI's 100 years, 100 songs : America's greatest music in the moviesThe films of Martin Scorsese