Daily Dose Pick: AFI Video


AFI’s new video portal supplies film scholars and enthusiasts with clips from its 40-odd years (or 10,000 hours) of rare material.

Launched this week to overlap with a starry tribute to Michael Douglas — the recipient of the American Film Institute’s 37th Life Achievement Award — the site currently features a few hundred clips, including alumni trailers, highlights from previous tributes, and revelatory conversations with the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Christopher Nolan, and Sofia Coppola.

Browse the AFI Video collection, check out AFI’s 100 Years… lists, view past Life Achievement Award recipients, and keep up with new video posts via Twitter.

Werner Herzog gives a modern definition of the sublime

Alfred Hitchcock discusses the fine art of suspense

Quentin Tarantino talks about sartorial trademarks

Michael Douglas descends from the heavens, glad-hands

William Shatner serenades George Lucas