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American Film Institute

Overview
Works: 755 works in 1,401 publications in 1 language and 21,226 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Drama  Periodicals  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Catalogs  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Motion pictures  Biographical television programs 
Roles: pre, Other, Editor, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.43
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American film( )

in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journal of the film and television arts."
The American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States by American Film Institute( Book )

52 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 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
Conversations with the great moviemakers of Hollywood's golden age at the American Film Institute by George Stevens( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 867 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
The American Film Institute desk reference by American Film Institute( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 833 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
Directing the film : film directors on their art by Eric Sherman( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American film heritage; impressions from the American Film Institute archives by Tom Shales( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 549 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)
Writing great screenplays for film and TV by Dona Cooper( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 547 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!
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 545 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 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a suspense story about a manservant, who is driven to murder his elderly master because of the latter's clouded eye
Filmfacts( )

in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directors : life behind the camera( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 289 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
AFI's 100 years, 100 songs : America's greatest music in the movies( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five Easy Pieces by Bob Rafelson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character study of a talented pianist who has given up a promising career and now works on oil rigs. After 20 years he returns home to his father's deathbed perhaps to reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness
The films of Spike Lee by Spike Lee( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 266 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."
The films of Martin Scorsese by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 243 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
Directed by John Ford by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the achievements of director John Ford in a series of reminiscences by Ford's actors
The films of Clint Eastwood( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 221 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 films of Steven Spielberg( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Spielberg 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
 
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The American Film Institute desk reference
Alternative Names
AFI

AFI (American Film Institute)

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

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מכון הסרטים האמריקאי

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معهد الفيلم الأمريكي

ए.एफ.आय. पुरस्कार

আমেরিকান ফিল্ম ইনস্টিটিউট

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ამერიკის კინოინსტიტუტი

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

Languages
English (271)

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Conversations with the great moviemakers of Hollywood's golden age at the American Film InstituteThe American Film Institute desk referenceDirecting 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 ScorseseDirected by John Ford