8 items from 2009
The Hollywood Reporter tells us:
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, to be preserved for all time. These films are not selected as the "best" American films of all time; rather, they are chosen as works of enduring importance to American culture.
So now, "Thriller" is one of the 525 films since the Registry's inception to be preserved and honored as a significant element of our history.
Here's the complete list of 2009 selections:
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The Exiles (1961)
Heroes All (1920)
Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The Jungle (1967)
The Lead Shoes (1949)
Little Nemo (1911)
Mabel's Blunder (1914)
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Every year, the Us National Film Registry choose to preserve 25 movies and shorts in the Library of Congress. And this year? The likes of Thriller, Dog Day Afternoon and The Muppet Movie have made the list.The choices are decided by Librarian of Congress James H Billington and, as usual, they're an eclectic bunch. Among the titles are are 1957's The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1911 silent release Little Nemo and 1968's Sergio Leone classic Once Upon A Time In The West. But yes, this year, Michael Jackson's Thriller and the cinematic debut of Kermit and co have also been deemed worthy of inclusion. And why not?"Established by Congress in 1989, the National Film Registry spotlights the importance of protecting America's matchless film heritage and cinematic creativity," Billington said in a statement. "By preserving the nation's films, we safeguard a significant element of our cultural patrimony and history." You can find »
The classic music video/short film for Michael Jackson’s Thriller (directed by John Landis) was among 25 films selected Wednesday to be forever preserved by the Library of Congress. Every December, films that have attained a certain level of historical importance are selected to be entered into the National Film Registry, and the list of this year’s inductees offers a few classics, something never done before, and even the Muppets.
Here’s the list:
Dog Day Afternoon (1975) The Exiles (1961) Heroes All (1920) Hot Dogs For Gauguin (1972) The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Jezebel (1938) The Jungle (1967) The Lead Shoes (1949) Little Nemo (1911) Mabel’S Blunder (1914) The Mark Of Zorro (1940) Mrs. Miniver (1942) The Muppet Movie (1979) Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) Pillow Talk (1959) Precious Images (1986) Quasi At The Quackadero (1975) The Red Book (1994) The Revenge Of Pancho Villa (1930-36) Scratch And Crow (1995) Stark Love (1927) The Story Of G.I. Joe (1945) A Study In Reds (1932) Thriller (1983) Under Western Stars »
The library announced its annual 25 additions to the registry on Wednesday (Dec. 30), and as usual they're a mix of well-known feature films -- "The Muppet Movie," "Dog Day Afternoon" (featuring Al Pacino's famous "Attica! Attica" rant), "Pillow Talk" -- pieces of early cinematic history and experimental and short films.
For the first time since the registry was founded, the list also includes a music video: Michael Jackson's "Thriller," which, in the registry's words, "revolutionized the music industry with this lavish and expensive production."
The National Film Registry's goal is not to crate a best-of list but rather to preserve movies that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and stand as "works of enduring importance to American culture."
Following is this year's list of additions to the registry. More detailed »
The Library of Congress’ National Film Registry I assume has some sort of vault that will hold up under nuclear blast and global warming to preserve the most important films for future generations. Because an infinite number of DVD double-dips won’t suffice.
In all seriousness, though — an entry into the Registry means that your film has significance of some sort, whether it be historic, aesthetic or cultural. This year, the number of films in the registry has been hiked from 500 to 525.
New to the list this year:
• Hot Dogs for Gaugin (?)
• Once Upon a Time In the West (how was this not entered already?)
• The Exiles
• Quasi at the Quackadero
• The Red Book
• Mabel’s Blunder
• Scratch and Crow
• Heroes All
• The Story of G.I. Joe »
- John Cooper
Every year for the last 20 years, 25 motion pictures have been selected for archiving in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. Here's the full of list of this year's films, while after the break I will embed full video for some of the shorts. Dog Day Afternoon, Dir. Sidney Lumet (1975) The Exiles, Dir. Kent MacKenzie (1961) Heroes All, Dir. Anthony Young (1920) Hot Dogs for Gauguin, Dir. Martin Brest (1972) The Incredible Shrinking Man, Dir. Jack Arnold (1957) Jezebel, Dir. William Wyler (1938) The Jungle, Dir. Charlie "Brown" Davis, Jimmy "Country" Robinson, David "Bat" Williams (1967) The Lead Shoes, Dir. Sidney Peterson (1949) Little Nemo, Dir. Winsor McCay (1911) Mabel's Blunder, Dir. Mabel Normand (1914) The Mark of Zorro, Dir. Rouben Mamoulian (1940) Mrs. Miniver, Dir. William Wyler (1942) The Muppet Movie, Dir. James Frawley (1979) Once Upon a Time in the West, Dir. Sergio Leone (1968) Pillow Talk, Dir. Michael Gordon (1959) Precious Images, Dir. Chuck Workman (1986) Quasi at the Quackadero, »
- Brendon Connelly
The selections for this year's additions to the National Film Registry include some Muppets, a Sergio Leone classic, dancing zombies, and a Doris Day rom-com. In short, not a bad slice of U.S. film history.
Under the National Film Preservation Act, the Library of Congress chooses 25 films each year to add to the registry, picking titles that they consider "culturally, historically, or aesthetically" significant. The movies aren't preserved because they're the "best," but rather because of their cultural importance. This year's selections bring the number of films in the collection to 525.
The 2009 entries include 1979's The Muppet Movie, Sidney Lumet's Oscar-winning Dog Day Afternoon, 1957's The Incredible Shrinking Man, the William Wyler-directed Mrs. Miniver, and the Doris Day-Rock Hudson classic Pillow Talk. Also on the list are the animated 1911 adaptation of Windsor McKay's Little Nemo, and Mabel Normand's silent Mabel's Blunder, which the actress wrote and directed, »
- Dawn Taylor
Michael Jackson has made it into the National Film Registry.
The list of films, announced Wednesday, ranged from the 1911 silent film "Little Nemo," which mixed animation with live action, to 1995's "Scratch and Crow," an animated short film made by Helen Hill.
The films named to the 2009 National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress include the 1957 sci-fi classic "The Incredible Shrinking Man," as well as the Muppets' movie debut in 1979's "The Muppet Movie."
This year's selections bring the number of films in the registry to 525.
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, »
- By Gregg Kilday
8 items from 2009
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