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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...

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.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream JERRY MAGUIRE JERRY MAGUIRE -...

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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