While we're all spending more time at home, why not dive into some of the greatest, most creative, most shocking moments in film history. Here are 50 to choose from, straight from the Academy's archives (and in no particular order).
1. Don’t miss Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Holiday screen tests, featuring Oscar-winning costume designer Edith Head.
2. Here’s an inside look at how a Satyajit Ray masterpiece was meticulously restored after burning in a fire.
4. During the 90th Oscar Nominations Announcement, actors including Salma Hayek, Gal Gadot and Michelle Yeoh demonstrated the art of filmmaking, through production design, cinematography, sound and more.
5. This is how the title designs for movies like Star Wars, The Exorcist and Raging Bull were made.
6. What it was like to attend the first Academy Awards.
7. While we wait for the latest James Bond film's release, discover some rare photos and videos from the series.
8. What is production design? What is sound editing? Academy members reveal the building blocks of their work.
9. It's a Wonderful Life has become an annual movie-viewing tradition for fans of all generations. Check out some highlights from the Academy Library and Archive.
10. Until we can travel again... we have home footage of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall sailing in Santana.
11. Here’s a Star Wars trailer you’ve never seen (unless you were in a British theater in 1982).
12. Take a deeper look at a chapter in the career of the screen’s reigning maestro of tension and terror, Alfred Hitchcock.
13. Lucrecia Martel recalls her upbringing, her early movies memories and how she embarked on an unconventional career in cinema.
14. How do you create a movie monster? Howard Berger (The Chronicles of Narnia) shows us.
15. Think you know The Godfather? Discover more from the Oscar-winning trilogy, including the first draft of the script to plans for a Godfather video game.
16. Here are some highlights from the decades-spanning career of Oscar winner and respected humanitarian Sidney Poitier.
17. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has created a distinctive cinematic style mixing the world of monster movies, comic books, and exuberant visuals straight from his imagination. Go inside.
18. Until the Academy Museum opens its doors to its Hayao Miyazaki retrospective, here's a glimpse at the Japanese filmmaker's magical world.
19. When World War II ended, Rosalind Russell made a plea to theater-goers to consider buying war bonds to help support disabled veterans. Take a look.
20. Spirited and outspoken, Lena Horne forged a career in the movies, the music business and the theater for over six decades. Here are some highlights.
21. Barbra Streisand is the first woman in Hollywood history to write, produce, direct and star in a major studio film, Yentl. Here, highlights from an illustrious career.
22. In 2006, the Academy commissioned Spike Lee to direct a series of commercials to promote the 79th Oscars.
23. Procrastinate on your taxes with this video about procrastinating on your taxes, courtesy of Elaine May and Mike Nichols.
24. Watch a sample of the Academy Film Archive's Beverly Hills home movies, circa 1935-1947.
25. This rarely-seen home movie features then-Senator John F. Kennedy arriving at the Ambassador Hotel in LA, circa 1960.
26. The Academy War Film Collection is one of the largest collections of World War II-era short films held outside government archives.
27. Denzel Washington has collaborated with directors like Spike Lee, Jonathan Demme, Antoine Fuqua and Kenneth Branagh. Take a look at interviews and behind-the-scenes photos from a remarkable career.
28. From Chris Rock to Ellen Degeneres, take a look at some iconic Oscar opening monologues—all the way back to 1967.
29. See how The Wizard of Oz made it to the big screen, with more than a few changes along its path down the Yellow Brick Road.
31. The lyrics to the Rocky theme song came to Carol Connors where all great ideas start: in the shower.
32. It's one of the greatest Hollywood comedies. Now take a look back at how Some Like It Hot was made.
33. What does a stop-motion animator do? Find out.
34. Life is Beautiful. So is this Oscar-winning moment.
35. The story of how Tupac Shakur was cast as one of the leads in Juice.
36. Take a look at behind-the-scenes photos, posters and more from The Silence of the Lambs, the only horror film to win Best Picture.
37. What it's like to direct the Oscars.
38. Costume designer Ruth E. Carter takes viewers inside her creative process.
39. Mary Pickford defined the concept of a "movie star." She was also a founding member of the Academy.
40. On the set of Jaws, a malfunctioning mechanical shark caused many production difficulties. But the film defied the odds.
41. The making of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, in the filmmakers' own words.
42. A historic Oscars moment: Kathryn Bigelow's win for Best Director.
43. What it's like to be an on-set photographer.
44. Alejandro G. Iñárritu shares his life story as part of the Academy’s Visual History Program.
45. Alfonso Cuarón always knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. Here's how he charted a path.
46. Edith Head talks about the 1970 Oscar nominees—and their outfits.
47. It's a classic studio musical and it'll brighten any day of the week. Here's a look inside Singin' in the Rain.
48. Common recalls what was on his mind the moment he won an Oscar.
49. The force behind the original Star Wars magic? VFX legend Richard Edlund.
50. Director Sean Baker has watched Charlie Chaplin's 12-minute standing ovation at the Oscars many times.
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