Watch: AFI Awards Montage Chronicles 120 Years of Cinema History
In the heart of awards season, there's a lot of Hollywood patting themselves on the back for all the work they've put into cinema over the years. Of course, since we're cinephiles, we're more than happy to watch them do it every year. And today we have a little piece from the American Film Insititute (AFI), who handed out their awards last Friday (check out the honorees right here), and during the awards luncheon, played a video that simply runs through 120 years of cinema history (with some television at the end since AFI also honors that medium). We start in 1894 and move quickly through tons of highlights from the relatively short history of filmmaking. We've come a long way on the big screen in a short time. Watch!
Here's the American Film Institute's 2014 March of Time montage straight from AFI's YouTube page:
You'll see everything from Best Picture classics to the dumbest comedies and everything in between, and they're all movies that different people love for a variety of reasons, which is what makes our love for movies so great. AFI says, "The annual AFI Awards luncheon opens with the Institute's signature March of Time montage -- a unique cross-section of cinematic milestones from decades past, which places the year's motion picture and television nominees into an historical context and provides a perspective on the evolution of the narrative arts." Who knows what the next 120 years of film history will bring our way?