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American Film Institute

Overview
Works: 972 works in 1,643 publications in 1 language and 21,567 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Periodicals  Documentary films  Drama  Catalogs  Motion pictures  Nonfiction films  Biographies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: pre, Editor, Producer, Other, prn, Organizer of meeting, Publisher
Classifications: PN1998.2, 791.43
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American film( )

in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journal of the film and television arts."
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

55 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,072 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. Featured cinematographers: Gordon Willis, Greg Toland, William Fraker, Vittorio Storaro
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 826 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 )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 791 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 )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this now classic film sourcebook, seventy-five important film directors explore every aspect of their craft. Sherman has compiled and annotated this material from seminars and oral histories sponsored by the American Film Institute. Included are Hawks, Fellini, Cassavetes, Vidor, Huston, Penn, Spielberg, Polanski, Corman, Malle, etc. Directing the Film is a timeless, one-of-a-kind book for film students, professionals and buffs
The American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States by American Film Institute( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations at the American Film Institute with the great moviemakers : the next generation( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects American Film Institute conversations with filmmakers from the 1950s to today, including Steven Spielberg, Nora Ephron, and George Lucas
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 547 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)
Filmmakers on filmmaking : the American Film Institute seminars on motion pictures and television( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains interviews with 24 filmmakers assembled from American Film Institute seminars conducted since 1967. Guided by the attitude that filmmaking is a collaborative process, this compilation reflects a trend in recent years to go beyond the preoccupation with directors. Includes actors, cinematographers, production designers, composers, editors, agents, producers and screenwriters: from Lucille Ball to Richard Zanuck. Each interview is preceded by a brief biographical sketch and a selected filmography
The American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States by American Film Institute( )

21 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informations factuelles sur les films produits aux États-Unis à partir de 1893 : équipe de production, sortie en salle, copyright, genre(s), distribution, thèmes, synopsis, notes et références bibliographiques liées à la réception du film, etc.). Plus de 17 500 fiches concernent le cinéma des premiers temps (1893-1910)
Writing great screenplays for film and TV by Dona Cooper( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 358 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 tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murderer recounts the bizarre details of his crimes against "the old man with the evil eye."
Five easy pieces( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 305 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
Filmfacts( )

in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directors : life behind the camera( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Made in cooperation with the American Film Institute, Directors: Life Behind the Camera features thirty-three legendary directors who reveal in intimate detail and in-depth knowledge about the art of filmmaking and their own career in the movies. Culled from over 300 hours of interviews, this two-disc, four hour presentation is interactive, allowing instant access to a single director, or access 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"--Back of container
AFI's 100 years, 100 songs : America's greatest music in the movies( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, Ltd( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brother and sister take their family by surprise by both revealing they are homosexual
Directed by John Ford by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the achievements of director John Ford in a series of reminiscences by Ford's actors and technicians, with comments by Ford himself, and with excerpts from his films. Includes film clips and interviews with John Wayne, James Stewart, and Henry Fonda
Getting started in film( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films of Spike Lee( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 223 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."
 
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The American Film Institute desk reference
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The American Film Institute desk referenceDirecting the film : film directors on their artThe American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United StatesWriting great screenplays for film and TVAFI's 100 years, 100 songs : America's greatest music in the moviesDirected by John FordDog day afternoon
Alternative Names
AFI

AFI (American Film Institute)

Ameerika Filmiinstituut

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

Institut Filem Amerika

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

Амерыканскі інстытут кінамастацтва

Амэрыканскі кінаінстытут

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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

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English (269)