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2016 National Film Registry Selections Announced

Old 12-14-16, 05:58 PM
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2016 National Film Registry Selections Announced

- Great picks this year. Good for Roger Rabbit! Still waiting for Tron to get some respect...oh well...

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A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal are heading to the nation's capital.

The Breakfast Club has been added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Wednesday. John Hughes' 1985 coming-of-age classic is one of 25 films to make the cut for 2016, including Disney's 1994 animated musical The Lion King, Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 horror thriller The Birds and Jennie Livingston's 1990 drag documentary Paris Is Burning.


“Motion pictures document our history and culture and serve as a mirror of our collective experiences,” Hayden says. “The National Film Registry embraces the richness and diversity of film as an art form and celebrates the people who create the magic of cinema.”

The 2016 crop features movies released between 1903 and 1998, with musicals, home movies, screwball comedies and big-budget fantasies among them. This year's selections bring the total number of movies in the registry to 700, with other notable additions including The Princess Bride, Funny Girl, Rushmore and Thelma & Louise.


To be added to the registry, films must be at least 10 years old and deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant. The Librarian selects 25 titles annually with input from members of the National Film Preservation Board and Library film staff, as well as thousands of nominations made by the public. Nominations for next year's registry can be made on the NFPB's website.

Films Selected for the 2016 National Film Registry

1.Atomic Cafe (1982)
2.Ball of Fire (1941)
3.Beau Brummels, The (1928)
4.Birds, The (1963)
5.Blackboard Jungle (1955)
6.Breakfast Club, The (1985)
7.Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981)
8.East of Eden (1955)
9.Funny Girl (1968)
10.Life of an American Fireman (1903)
11.Lion King, The (1994)
12.Lost Horizon (1937)
13.Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (1912)
14.Paris Is Burning (1990)
15.Point Blank (1967)
16.Princess Bride, The (1987)
17.Putney Swope (1969)
18.Rushmore (1998)
19.Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28)
20.Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
21.Suzanne, Suzanne (1982)
22.Thelma & Louise (1991)
23.20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
24.Walk in the Sun, A (1945)
25.Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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Old 12-14-16, 08:26 PM
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It's about time for EAST OF EDEN, POINT BLANK, PUTNEY SWOPE, STEAMBOAT BILL JR. and A WALK IN THE SUN.

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Die Hard was added to the list as part of this years picks!! That is fantastic news, and quite a few popular films also made the list...Titanic, La Bamba, and others.

ETA: I got a bit giddy with Die Hard being picked because it is my all time favorite film.

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Complete List:

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)
Boulevard Nights (1979)
Die Hard (1988)
Dumbo (1941)
Field of Dreams (1989)
4 Little Girls (1997)
Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s-1930s)
Gentlemanís Agreement (1947)
The Goonies (1985)
Guess Whoís Coming to Dinner (1967)
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)
La Bamba (1987)
Lives of Performers (1972)
Memento (2000)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)
Spartacus (1960)
Superman (1978)
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
Time and Dreams (1976)
Titanic (1997)
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
Wanda (1971)
With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-1938)
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Good to see Wanda there, but the criteria this outfit use don't seem represented by some other picks.
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So pleased to see Beau Brummels added Easily the first greatest stand-up comic routine captured.
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I'm glad to see The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918) on the list. I show it to people and say, "This is the from dawn of animation. Look at how good it is!"
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I know it has a huge following, but "The Goonies"? Really? I guess one Richard Donner film wasn't enough.
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Re: 2016 National Film Registry Selections Announced

here's a link to Variety that gives a description of all of this year's films - handy description for the mix of experimental films and docs. Anyone can nominate films for next year's picks, thinking I'll go to bat for Tron, which should really be in the registry

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/th...ry-1202638298/
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
I know it has a huge following, but "The Goonies"? Really? I guess one Richard Donner film wasn't enough.
The Goonies is amazingly popular among people who saw it on cable TV before they were ten.
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I'm sure stvn1974 is thrilled to see Memento on that list
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Good to see Wanda there, but the criteria this outfit use don't seem represented by some other picks.
Agreed... while "Die Hard", "Memento" and "La Bamba" are good enough films, not sure they merit "culturally significant" status. And I know that "The Goonies" certainly doesn't.
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Can someone explain this National Film Registry thing to me?

I get why an old deteriorating film that may never see the light of day and would otherwise be lost to time would be selected but why would movies like Die Hard need to be entered into this? There are millions of copies of this film floating around.

Am I getting this thing completely wrong?

BTW, I’m not knocking Die Hard, it’s one of my favorite movies.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
Can someone explain this National Film Registry thing to me?

I get why an old deteriorating film that may never see the light of day and would otherwise be lost to time would be selected but why would movies like Die Hard need to be entered into this? There are millions of copies of this film floating around.

Am I getting this thing completely wrong?

BTW, Iím not knocking Die Hard, itís one of my favorite movies.
They select 25 films each year. They're not necessarily films that need to be preserved but showcasing the need for film preservation in general.
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