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.
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