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Arnold Schwarzenegger has earned a spot in the halls of Washington, but not because of his political career.
Instead, the former actor's turn as a robot from the future was enshrined in the Library of Congress as the National Film Registry announced Tuesday that "The Terminator" is among the 25 films that have been selected for preservation in the Registry in 2008.
Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the Registry that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant. The choices aren't necessarily considered the best American films; they are chosen by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington on the advice of the Film Preservation Board and the library's motion picture staff because the selections possess "enduring significance to American culture."
- By Gregg Kilday
Every week, Film School Rejects presents a film that was made before you were born and tells you why you should like it. This week, Old Ass Movies presents: Frankenstein (1931) There's no list of classic horror - or even classic films - that's complete without mentioning James Whale's vision for Mary »
- Cole Abaius
From writing The Dark Knight to directing the horror film The Unborn to future projects including X-Men Origins: Magneto and The Invisible Man, it's obvious that David Goyer is one hell of a busy guy. Just last week we brought you a brief update on the Magneto spin-off, now today we've got updates on The Invisible Man, another project we first announced last year. The updates come from both MTV and Styd and provide some rather interesting details on the project, including its steam punk direction. Goyer is planning on bringing us another adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic story and will be building off of the story in James Whale's 1933 film. "My take is kind of an extrapolation. It actually deals with a nephew of the first character. It’s got some of the characters from the H.G. Wells book, but it’s kind of a continuation." Goyer »
- Alex Billington
3 items from 2008
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