Norman Jewison – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Norman Jewison’s rousing film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF stars Topol as a poor, Jewish milkman in a village in Czarist Russia whose daughters wish to break with tradition by marrying for love rather than having their marriages arranged by Yente, the town’s matchmaker. Scored by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree John...

AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is ranked #75 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the 100 greatest movies of all time and #21 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies ever. Sidney Poitier’s “Virgil Tibbs” is the 19th most heroic character on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains, while “They call...

AFI Movie Club: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is ranked #75 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the 100 greatest movies of all time and #21 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies ever. Sidney Poitier’s “Virgil Tibbs” is the 19th most heroic character on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains, while “They call…

AFI Movie Club: MOONSTRUCK

MOONSTRUCK appears at #17 on AFI’s list of the most beautiful love stories and #41 on AFI’s list of the funniest comedies in American film history. Cher’s iconic line ­ “Snap out of it!” ranks #96 on AFI’s list of the best movie quotes. Director Norman Jewison said that he was inspired by the American…
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