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EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) – AFI Movie Club

Granting entrance into a world of erotic psychological delights and dangers, “fidelio” is the iconic password featured in Staley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) – the final film from the legendary director, featuring an all-star cast that includes Tom Cruise, Sydney Pollack and AFI Alum Todd Field (AFI Class of 1992) – as well as...
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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES (1983) – AFI Movie Club

A story of high school football glory featuring a cast of up-and-comers including Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson and Chris Penn, ALL THE RIGHT MOVES (1983) was released a few short months after Cruise’s inarguable star-making turn in RISKY BUSINESS (1983) – an immediately iconic cultural milestone produced by AFI Alum Jon Avnet (AFI Class of...
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TOP GUN (1986) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Tony Scott and starring the incomparable Tom Cruise, TOP GUN (1986) features an iconic line counted by the American Film Institute among the most memorable movies quotes in the history of the art form: “I feel the need – the need for speed!” Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about TOP GUN....
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RAIN MAN (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Pairing Tom Cruise and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Dustin Hoffman for an unforgettable road trip, Barry Levinson’s RAIN MAN (1988) earned a place on the American Film Institute’s list of the most triumphantly inspiring films of all time. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about RAIN MAN. Have Get The Picture delivered to...
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THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986) – AFI Movie Club

A quarter century after THE HUSTLER, screen legend Paul Newman reprised his iconic role as pool shark “Fast Eddie” Felson in THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986) – stepping into the role of mentor to hotshot newcomer Vincent Lauria, played by Tom Cruise. The film was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Martin Scorsese and...
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RISKY BUSINESS (1983) – AFI Movie Club

A pitch-black comedy about sex, capitalism, ambition and college admissions, RISKY BUSINESS (1983) appears on AFI’s list of cinema’s greatest screen songs – a Bob Seger classic etched into the public consciousness in an instantly iconic moment of suburban teenager Tom Cruise celebrating his weekend emancipation from his parents by stripping down to enjoy some...
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MAGNOLIA (1999) – AFI Movie Club

A tangled dramatic web presented in a poetic atmosphere by writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson, MAGNOLIA (1999) features cinematography by AFI Alum Robert Elswit (AFI Class of 1977). Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about MAGNOLIA. Have Get The Picture delivered to your inbox every day. SIGN UP TO GET THE PICTURE Where...
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AFI Movie Club: RISKY BUSINESS

A pitch-black comedy about sex, capitalism, ambition and college admissions, RISKY BUSINESS (1983) appears on AFI’s list of cinema’s greatest screen songs – a Bob Seger classic etched into the public consciousness in an instantly iconic moment of suburban teenager Tom Cruise celebrating his weekend emancipation from his parents by stripping down to enjoy some...
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AFI Movie Club: JERRY MAGUIRE

An iconic “mission statement” written and directed by Cameron Crowe with cinematography by AFI alum Janusz Kaminski (AFI Class of 1987), JERRY MAGUIRE stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger – and features two quotes ranked among the greatest lines in American cinema by AFI.  HOW TO WATCH Where to stream JERRY MAGUIRE JERRY MAGUIRE - Reelgood GET THE...

TOP GUN Turns 30: Revisiting the Iconic Action Blockbuster

In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan, enthusiastic patriotism and the popular blockbusters of the day — the RAMBO and ROCKY franchises among them — were part of the defining Americana at the nation’s core, which is why Tony Scott’s TOP GUN became a hit, and the highest-grossing film of 1986. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the…

Watch: Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz at AFI Conservatory 2016 Opening Day

Last week, first and second year AFI Fellows arrived on campus, and got to hear from two of their own alumni — Ed Zwick (AFI Class of 1975) and Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975), respectively the director/writer and co-writer of JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK. Two months ahead of its October release, the film…
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