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National Film Registry: 2010 Inductees

Postby Kenneth Morgan » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:51 am

First, here's the list:

Airplane (1980)
All the President’s Men (1976)
The Bargain (1914)
Cry of Jazz (1959)
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Front Page (1931)
Grey Gardens (1976)
I Am Joaquin (1969)
It’s a Gift (1934)
Let There Be Light (1946)
Lonesome (1928)
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
Malcolm X (1992)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Newark Athlete (1891)
Our Lady of the Sphere (1969)
The Pink Panther (1964)
Preservation of the Sign Language (1913)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Study of a River (1996)
Tarantella (1940)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
A Trip Down Market Street (1906)

The official press release is here: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2010/10-273.html

Good to see the long-overdue addition of TESB to the Registry, along with "Airplane' and "The Pink Panther". (Interesting that comedies seem to get more respect from the Registry than from the Oscars.) I'm still waiting for 'The Blues Brothers" and "You Nazty Spy" to be added, though.

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Re: National Film Registry: 2010 Inductees

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:56 am

Were "Airplane!" and "Pink Panther" set to be inducted? Or did the recent deaths of Leslie Nielsen and Blake Edwards influence them getting picked? If it's the latter I'd sure like to know which two movies got bumped to make room for these two (which are worthy inclusions, mind you, but the timing stands out). "Malcolm X" is the newest of the films inducted (1992), mmmphhh!
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Re: National Film Registry: 2010 Inductees

Postby BenShultz » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:58 pm

And, if anyone's interested, here's a link to the oldest inductee, "Newark Athlete".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daKHH7AdN8U

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Re: National Film Registry: 2010 Inductees

Postby cdouglas » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:27 pm

BenShultz wrote:And, if anyone's interested, here's a link to the oldest inductee, "Newark Athlete".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daKHH7AdN8U

Yeah! They don't make them like that anymore.


Indeed. A worthier film could not have been chosen. I particularly admire the film's subtle religious subtext and its still-relevant commentary on the universal language of athletics.
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Re: National Film Registry: 2010 Inductees

Postby Boba Fett » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:57 pm

Good to see they didn't reward Lucas' most appalling act of revisionist history and inducted the THX short film as opposed to the feature-length film which only exists in its original form on VHS.
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