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THE KING OF COMEDY (1983) – AFI Movie Club

A pitch-black comedy from director – and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree – Martin Scorsese, THE KING OF COMEDY (1983) puts the spotlight on another recipient of the American Film Institute’s highest honor for a career in film: Robert De Niro, starring as a failed comic who kidnaps his idol, played by screen legend Jerry...
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GIANT (1956) – AFI Movie Club

An epic family drama as big as Texas, director George Stevens’ GIANT (1956) was ranked by the American Film Institute among the greatest films ever made and features a legendary cast that includes AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean in his final film role. Visit the AFI Catalog to...
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FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Phil Alden Robinson and starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan, Burt Lancaster and AFI Honorary Degree recipient James Earl Jones, FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) was recognized by the American Film Institute as one of cinema’s most inspiring screen stories. Its unforgettable line – “if you build it, he will come” – was...
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THE DESCENDANTS (2011) – AFI Movie Club

From director Alexander Payne, THE DESCENDANTS (2011) features a central performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree George Clooney – and was honored with a 2011 AFI AWARD, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image. According to the official AFI AWARDS rationale, “THE DESCENDANTS paints...
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CAT PEOPLE (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Natassja Kinski and Malcom McDowell in a psychosexual tale of intimacy and horror, CAT PEOPLE (1982) is a lush re-imagining of director Jacques Tourneur’s 1942 classic brought to the screen by AFI Alum – and Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal recipient – Paul Schrader (AFI Class of 1969). Schrader was also a recipient of...
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NETWORK (1976) – AFI Movie Club

As timely now as when it was released, Peter Finch’s impassioned on-air breakdown as a fed-up news anchor in NETWORK (1976) earned a place among the American Film Institute’s ranking of the greatest film quotes of all time – with the film itself appearing on AFI's top 100 films 10th anniversary edition. Nominated for an Academy...
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BIG BUSINESS (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Originally inspired by William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” and its tale of twins separated at birth, BIG BUSINESS brings together Bette Midler and AFI Honorary Degree recipient Lily Tomlin – both playing hilarious dual roles. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about BIG BUSINESS. Have Get The Picture delivered to your inbox every...
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PATHS OF GLORY (1957) – AFI Movie Club

From director Stanley Kubrick, PATHS OF GLORY (1957) takes audiences into the trenches of World War I for a harrowing look at vanity, pride, futility and hypocrisy on the front lines – featuring a performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Kirk Douglas as a colonel defending solders against a charge of cowardice. Visit the...
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SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring the incomparable talents of two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – director Billy Wilder and star Jack Lemmon – SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) also features timeless performances from Tony Curtis, Joe E. Brown and Marilyn Monroe – who was named by AFI, along with Lemmon, among the greatest screen legends of all time....
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ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon and featuring production design by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Richard Sylbert, ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) was ranked by the American Film Institute among the most heart-pounding thrillers in the art form’s history. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about ROSEMARY'S BABY. Have Get The Picture delivered to...
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BLAZING SADDLES (1974) – AFI Movie Club

Ranked by the American Film Institute among the greatest filmed comedies of all time, BLAZING SADDLES (1974) was co-written and directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Mel Brooks, who also appears in a dual role. Of the film’s placement on AFI’s list – at #6 – Brooks...
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FARGO (1996) – AFI Movie Club

An iconic crime dramedy from the Coen brothers, FARGO (1996) was included on the American Film Institute’s original list of the greatest American films, as well as among the art form’s greatest comedies – with Frances McDormand’s Marge Gunderson appearing on AFI’s list of the greatest screen heroes of all time. Visit the AFI Catalog...
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