National Film Registry

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25 Movies Added to National Film Registry

'Thelma & Louise' and 'Lion King' are among them

(Newser) - The Library of Congress has added 25 more titles to the National Film Registry, with familiar ones such as the Lion King, the Princess Bride, and Thelma & Louise making the cut. The additions now bring the total number of films in the registry to 700, reports Time . To qualify,... More »

25 More Films Picked for Posterity

'Roger & Me,' 'Mary Poppins' make the cut for Library of Congress

(Newser) - What could Mary Poppins, Pulp Fiction, and Roger & Me possibly have in common? They were among 25 films selected by the National Film Registry to be preserved for their cultural, historical, or cinematic significance. Here are the movies honored today by the Library of Congress, in alphabetical order:
  • Bless
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National Film Registry Adds 25 Movies

'Christmas Story,' 'League of Their Own,' 'Matrix' make the cut

(Newser) - The Library of Congress has added 25 films to its National Film Registry, with some familiar titles in the mix, reports the LA Times :
  • A Christmas Story (1983): Yep, the perennial favorite about the quest for a Red Ryder BB gun.
  • The Matrix (1999): The one that started the sci-fi
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Empire Strikes Back Bound for Library of Congress

Saturday Night Fever also chosen for preservation collection

(Newser) - The Empire Strikes Back and Saturday Night Fever are among 25 films bound for a special Library of Congress archive this year. Some 2,100 films picked by the National Film Preservation Board and the public were nominated for preservation in the National Film Registry, the AP reports. The films... More »

Library of Congress Immortalizes Jackson's 'Thriller'

It's the first music video to make the National Film Registry

(Newser) - Michael Jackson has scored another posthumous honor: The Library of Congress has selected his "Thriller" video to be among the 25 films added this year to the National Film Registry. It's the first music video to make the cut. Other honorees include The Muppet Movie, Dog Day Afternoon, Pillow ... More »

Terminator, Deliverance Join US Film History

(Newser) - The Terminator will live forever. The Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick is among 25 films being added this year to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, which seeks to preserve movies of historical, cultural, or aesthetic note. Also among the crop this year were Deliverance, The Asphalt Jungle, Sergeant York,... More »

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