AFI TRIBUTES

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  1. Charles H

    Charles H Screenwriter

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    On the new NOTORIOUS dvd, there is a poignant, tantalizing--but all-too-brief clip from the AFI Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. I seem to recall that Hitchcock in the year before his death did not recognize Sean Connery (MARNIE). On the MISTER ROBERTS, there is a clip from the Cagney AFI tribute. The AFI released many of these (Gene Kelly, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Billy Wilder, Bette Davis, etc.) on VHS. I wonder if AFI has ever entertained the idea of releasing these on dvd. There might be some clearance issues, but it would be a great source of revenue for the AFI.
     
  2. Dave B Ferris

    Dave B Ferris Supporting Actor

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    Around 10-15 of the tributes were released on laserdisc, so there is a post-VHS precedent for releasing the tributes as stand-alone packages.

    Among the tributes released on laserdisc were:

    John Ford
    Billy Wilder
    John Huston
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Orson Welles
    Gene Kelly
    Fred Astaire
    Lillian Gish
     
  3. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Cinematographer

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    Yes, many of these were on VHS as well. They were released by I think it was Aaron Spelling's video company, which might mean they are at Paramount.
     
  4. ted:r

    ted:r Second Unit

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    It would be grand if they released them. Also complete Oscar telecasts. Maybe the audience for these would be specialized. But I know I would sure appreciate it.
     

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