richard donner – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: THE OMEN

AFI named Richard Donner’s horror classic THE OMEN one of the most thrilling films in cinematic history. A massive success, the film starred two of the biggest names in Hollywood at that time – Lee Remick and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree and founding chairman Gregory Peck.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE OMEN THE...

AFI Movie Club: LETHAL WEAPON

On his classic action film LETHAL WEAPON, director Richard Donner collaborated with AFI Alumni John Roesch (class of 1977) as a foley artist and Matthew Baer (class of 1986) who worked in the production office. In 2014, AFI celebrated Donner with a special evening and career retrospective attended by AFI members – who were treated to a Q&A with the iconic director.  Close Close...

AFI Movie Club: SUPERMAN

With SUPERMAN, director Richard Donner made audiences believe a man could fly – and ushered in a contemporary age of cinematic superheroes, brought to the screen with majesty and wonder. Raised to the clouds by an iconic score by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree John Williams, the titular Kryptonian – brought to life with humanity...

AFI Movie Club: Celebration of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES

With THE GOONIES, director Richard Donner tapped into a universal childhood desire to matter, to belong, to make a difference…and to follow a map to lost pirate treasure. From an original story by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg – who also executive produced and presented the movie – THE GOONIES was executive produced...

AFI Movie Club: THE GOONIES

The original story for this film was conceived by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg. THE GOONIES was also executive produced by Spielberg and AFI Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kennedy.  Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE GOONIES THE GOONIES - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a...

Richard Donner Reveals The Movie Magic In SUPERMAN

Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978) — the movie that first legitimized the superhero genre for mainstream audiences and foreshadowed the contemporary age of the comic book blockbuster — took its subject seriously and made audiences believe that a man could fly – no small leap, given the effects of the period. It was a cinematic flight…
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