NEW ADDITIONS TO THE U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY

Dec 18, 2013

By Scott Walker

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The Disney company couldn’t ask for better publicity for its new film, Saving Mr. Banks about the making of Mary Poppins. The classic 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

The library is inducting 25 films today into the National Film Registry. They have been chosen for preservation for their cultural, historical or cinematic significance. This year’s selections include Pulp Fiction, The Right Stuff, The Magificent Seven, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,’ and The King of Jazz, which features the first screen appearance by Bing Crosby.

Other entries include four dance works by Martha Graham and a 1920 silent film, Daughter of Dawn, featuring an all-Native-American cast.

The US Congress created the program in 1989 to ensure that gems from American movie history are preserved for years to come.

Here is the complete chronological list:

  • 1919: A Virtuous Vamp
  • 1920: Daughter of Dawn
  • 1926: Ella Cinders 
  • 1930: the King of Jazz 
  • 1931-44: Four early dance films by Martha Graham
  • 1933: Wild Boys of the Road
  • 1939: Midnight
  • 1940: Men & Dust 
  • 1946: Gilda 
  • 1951: Notes on the Port of St. Francis 
  • 1952: The Hole
  • 1952: The Quiet Man 
  • 1956: Forbidden Planet 
  • 1960: The Magnificent Seven 
  • 1961: Judgment at Nuremberg 
  • 1964: Mary Poppins 
  • 1966: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf 
  • 1966: Cicero March 
  • 1983: The Right Stuff 
  • 1984: Bless Their Hearts 
  • 1989: The Lunch Date 
  • 1994: Pulp Fiction 
  • 2002: Decasia
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