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Every year, the National Film Registry within the Library of Congress selects 25 films worthy of preservation. The films must be at least 10 years old, and this year’s crop includes such films as Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, The Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski, the John Wayne vehicle Rio Bravo and the beloved children’s classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
The full list of films now includes 650 films, with the most recent now being from 2004, James Benning’s documentary 13 Lakes.
The full list of additions is below:
13 Lakes (2004) Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913) The Big Lebowski (1998) Down Argentine Way (1940) The Dragon Painter (1919) Felicia (1965) Saving Private Ryan (1998) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) The Gang’s All Here (1943) House of Wax (1953) Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000) Little Big Man (1970) Luxo Jr. (1986) Moon Breath Beat (1980) Please Don’t Bury Me Alive! (1976) The Power and the Glory »
- Brian Welk
Every year since 1989, the National Film Registry has done its part to ensure the continued existence of the greatest and most important movies ever made. They do this by adding 25 titles at a time to the Library of Congress, where they are maintained and kept in the hopes of keeping them around forever. In the past we.ve seen them add titles like Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, and Silence of the Lambs, and today, the 2014 group of films has been announced. It.s a list with more than a few titles you.ll be happy to see, and you can check out the full list below: 13 Lakes (2004) Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913) The Big Lebowski (1998) Down Argentine Way (1940) The Dragon Painter (1919) Felicia (1965) Ferris Bueller.s Day Off (1986) The Gang.s All Here (1943) House of Wax (1953) Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport (2000) Little Big Man (1970) Luxo »
The Village Voice has polled of 85 critics who've voted in thirteen categories. Once again, Richard Linklater and Boyhood come out on top. Meantime, the Library of Congress has announced its annual selection of 25 films to be named to the National Film Registry. Among the titles slated for preservation: James Benning's 13 Lakes, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski, John Hughes's Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Busby Berkeley's The Gang’s All Here, André de Toth's House of Wax, Arthur Penn's Little Big Man, Howard Hawks's Rio Bravo, Roman Polanski's Rosemary’s Baby, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan and Mel Stuart's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. » - David Hudson »
The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has selected a new crop of movies that it deems culturally, historically or aesthetically significant enough for preservation. Among the 25 films selected are two cult-favorite slacker adventure epics: the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski and John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The Library praised the "highly quoted" Lebowski's themes of "alienation, inequality and class structure" and for positioning star Jeff Bridges in a career-defining role, and it described Hughes' first film on the registry as a "career highpoint" significant for »
The terms of the National Film Preservation Act, which the Library of Congress' National Film Registry operates under each year, are simple: they recognize 25 films that are at least ten years old, and that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. While you may weep for the current state of soulless sequels, blockbusters, and franchises, just remember, these movies will be preserved for all time. "The Big Lebowski," "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off," "Rosemary’s Baby," "Saving Private Ryan," "Rio Bravo," "Little Big Man," and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" are among the highlights of this year's entries. We're tickled to know that generations from now, audiences will know that the rug really tied to the room together, and that you could skip school, party in downtown Chicago, and still not get caught. Ranging from silent shorts to horror classics, 2014's honorees capture a nice swath of »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Every year, the members of the National Film Preservation Board (Nfpb) selects 25 films to be added to the Registry, and these films will be preserved in the Library of Congress for all-time due to their significant contribution to American society. After watching the great documentary These Amazing Shadows (which is about the National Film Registry) several years ago, I wondered when The Big Lebowski would get in. A couple years ago I was still wondering the same thing. For a movie that didn't blow up the box office when it was released or rack up tons of awards, it has entered the national consciousness and even created an annual festival that's been going around the country since 2002. Today, The Dude is finally in the registry. The Nfpb have announced their selections, and The Big Lebowski is among them. Other films added to the registry include Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, »
- Matt Goldberg
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced the twenty-five films that have been added to National Film Registry this year. Each of these titles are set to be preserved for all time as "cinematic treasures."
Amongst the highlights of this year's batch are the Coens' "The Big Lebowski," Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby," Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan," the original "House of Wax" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," the John Wayne classic "Rio Bravo," and iconic 1980s comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".
Every year, twenty-five films that are deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant have been added to the list. One condition - the films must be at least ten years old. This year's full list includes:
13 Lakes (2004)
Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Down Argentine Way (1940)
The Dragon Painter (1919)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The Gang's All Here (1943)
House of Wax (1953)
- Garth Franklin
Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 films to be named to the National Film Registry, a proclamation of commitment to preserving the chosen pictures for all time. They can be big studio pictures or experimental short films, goofball comedies or poetic meditations on life. The National Film Registery "showcases the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant" and by preserving the films, the Library of Congress hopes to "a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history.” This year’s selections span the period 1913 to 2004 and include a number of films you’re familiar with. Unless you’ve never heard of "Saving Private Ryan," "The Big Lebowski," “Rosemary’s Baby” or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Highlights from the list include the aforementioned film, Arthur Penn’s Western "Little Big Man," John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, “Luxo Jr.," 1953’s “House of Wax, »
- Matt Patches
Spanning the years 1913-2004, the 25 films to be added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for 2014 include Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man, John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski. The annual selection helps to ensure that the movies will be preserved for all time. This year’s list brings the number of films in the registry to 650.
Also on the list are John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, Luxo Jr; the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder; and Howard Hawks’ classic 1959 Western Rio Bravo. Documentaries and silent films also make up part of the selection which represents titles that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant; they must also each be at least 10 years old. Check out the rundown of all 25 movies below:
2014 National Film Registry »
- Nancy Tartaglione
“The Big Lebowski,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” are among the 25 films saluted by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in the organization’s annual selection of notable works.
The org says selection will help ensure preservation of these films. This year’s choices bring the registry total to 650, a small fraction of the Library’s vast collection of 1.3 million items. As always, the choices are eclectic, including Hollywood films, indies, documentaries, silent movies and student films.
“The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant,” said the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history.”
Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian »
- Tim Gray
As we rush towards Christmas, the speed of news from Hollywood and beyond begins to slow. But there are some traditions that still happen around this time of year, and one of them is the list of films submitted for preservation by America’s National Film Registry. Amongst them this year? The Big Lebowski, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Rio Bravo.Steven Spielberg sees a fifth film – Saving Private Ryan – admitted this year, while horror thrillers House Of Wax and Rosemary’s Baby have both scared up a place in the Library of Congress.Also this year, Luxor Jr., which helped usher in Pixar, has made the cut, alongside 1917’s silent-era short Unmasked. Preston Sturges’ The Power And The Glory won a place with State Fair, Ruggles Of Red Gap, Down Argentine Way, 1919’s The Dragon Painter, Felicia from 1965, The Gang’s All Here (1943), the affective Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport »
Following in the footsteps of Jean-Paul Belmondo, Faye Dunaway will open France’s 6th Lumiere- Grand Lyon Festival, attending for an opening evening gala screening of Arthur Penn’s 1967 modern classic “Bonnie and Clyde,” where she stars with Warren Beatty and Gene Hackman.
Taking place Oct. 13, the opening gala will take place at Lyon’s massive Halle Tony Garnier, with a restored Warner Bros. copy of “Bonnie and Clyde,” and much of the crème of the French film industry and around 5,000 spectators in attendance.
In a brief statement Wednesday, Dunaway said she was very touched by the invitation to a festival for film-lovers. Run by the Lumiere Institute’s Bertrand Tavernier and Thierry Fremaux, the Lumiere Festival, which only screens restorations, revivals and re-issues, noted Dunaway’s “immense contribution” to the emergence of U.S. independent cinema in the 1960s and ‘70s, citing a swathe of titles that Dunaway went »
- John Hopewell
Two new documentaries about cinema, centred on the work of Us directors Peter Bogdanovich and Arthur Penn, have been added to the Venice Classics strand of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sept 6).One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & The Lost American Film by Bill Teck reconstructs the grim story of Peter Bogdanovich film They All Laughed, presented at the Venice Film Festival in 1981.Bogdanovich’s fi
Two new documentaries about cinema, centred on the work of Us directors Peter Bogdanovich and Arthur Penn, have been added to the Venice Classics strand of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sept 6).
Bogdanovich’s film was caught up in a series of distribution problems only to be rediscoveredby directors such as Quentin Tarantino, [link »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
This morning news broke of the death of Rick Smith, the famed makeup artist behind The Exorcist, Little Big Man, The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and Amadeus. We spoke to director Guillermo del Toro, a close friend and colleague of Smith's, and condensed and edited his comments into this as-told-to piece. Without Dick Smith, I would not be making movies. He was my mentor. The first time I came into contact with him was as a child. When The Exorcist came out, I bought his makeup kit (below) in a toy store. It came with gelatin and molds and colors, and I did my own makeup effects at a very young age. It wasn’t until later that I actually wrote to Dick, explaining to him how much I needed to take his makeup-effects course because no one in Mexico was going to help me do effects for my first feature, »
- Gilbert Cruz
Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning makeup artist who turned teenaged Linda Blair into a possessed demon in The Exorcist and made special dentures to give Marlon Brando jowls in The Godfather, has died following a long illness. He was 92, USA Today reports.
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Just yesterday I wrote about, and talked to a handful of, the many craftspeople who quite simply make the movies tick. Well, today we have lost a legend in that fray: makeup artist Dick Smith has left us. I sometimes wish I had grown up like some of my older colleagues, reading magazines like Monster Movie Handbook and Famous Monsters of Filmland. But they had pretty much run their course by the time I ended up in the picture. Smith's contributions to those volumes opened the eyes of countless movie fans, and one of them even went on to be a legend in the field in his own right: 7-time Oscar winner Rick Baker. "I could tell it wasn’t just a job with him, it was passion," Baker said of Smith's articles in those magazines at San Diego Comic-Con in 2011. "I wrote him a letter at 18 and enclosed photos of makeups I’d done. »
- Kristopher Tapley
The most moving presentation at the 2011 Academy Governors Awards went to makeup artist Dick Smith ("The Godfather" I and II, "Scanners," "Altered States," "Little Big Man"). Makeup artist Rick Baker tweeted the news Thursday morning that his mentor had died, at age 92. Smith inspired hero worship in Governors Awards presenters Baker and J.J. Abrams "before any of us had heard of a pixel," said the "Star Trek" director. Smith befriended young actress Linda Blair as she submitted to his most difficult career challenge, turning her into the vomit-hurling, neck-wracked Devil in "The Exorcist." He stuffed straws up her nose, whited out her eyes with contacts, and wrapped her like a mummy in polyester strips. He cast every part of her anatomy. He extended her teeth and tongue and put goo in her hair. "It was not a little girl's dream," Blair said. "He's the greatest makeup artist alive," said »
- Anne Thompson
Years ago, I asked The Walking Dead’s zombie makeup maestro Greg Nicotero for his fake blood recipe. He said, “I’ve always based my blood on Dick Smith’s formula. His blood has always been the staple of the industry. It’s one of those things where if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning makeup effects legend behind The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, and The Godfather, who passed away on July 30 at age 92, was more than just Hollywood’s sanguine Colonel Sanders with a secret recipe for plasma that became a cinematic standard. He was »
- Chris Nashawaty
Dick Smith, widely regarded as one of the all-time great Hollywood makeup artists, has passed away at age 92. Among his crowning achievements: designing the makeup for Marlon Brando in "The Godfather", Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" , an ancient Dustin Hoffman in "Little Big Man" and F. Murray Abraham as the aging Salieri in "Amadeus". Smith also designed the makeup for young Hal Holbrook in his landmark 1967 TV special "Mark Twain Tonight". Smith was still being accorded honors as recently as this year. Smith's other films include "The Godfather Part II", "Marathon Man" and "The Deer Hunter". For more click here »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Legendary Hollywood makeup artist Dick Smith has died at the age of 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted the news this morning saying: "The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the same."
Smith’s iconic work appeared in films like "The Godfather," "The Godfather: Part II," "Taxi Driver," "The Exorcist," "The Deer Hunter," "Altered States," "Little Big Man," "Death Becomes Her," "The Hunger," "Starman" and "Amadeus" for which he won the Oscar.
Smith began his makeup career in television in the 1940s before later expanding to the world of film. He pioneered the method of applying prosthetics made from foam latex in small pieces, making the makeup appear more natural, as opposed to the previous standard of applying a latex mask as one solid piece. He was also one of the early pioneers of combining make-up with on-set special effects. »
- Garth Franklin
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