Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"But thy eternal Summer shall not fade"

Of all the Year-End Lists, this one is the most important. These are the twenty-five films that have been chosen for preservation by The National Film Registry and The Library of Congress:

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) (d: John Huston)
Deliverance (1972) (d: John Boorman)
Disneyland Dream (1956) (d: the Barstow Family)
A Face in the Crowd (1957) (d: Elia Kazan)
Flower Drum Song (1961) (d: Henry Koster)
Foolish Wives (1922) (d: Erich Von Stroheim)
Free Radicals (1979) (d: Len Lye)
Hallelujah (1929) (d: King Vidor)
In Cold Blood (1967) (d: Richard Brooks)
The Invisible Man (1933) (d: James Whale)
Johnny Guitar (1954) (d: Nicholas Ray)
The Killers (1946) (d: Robert Siodmak)
The March (1964) (d: James Blue USIA)
No Lies (1973) (d: Mitchell Block)
On the Bowery (1957) (d: Lionel Rogosin)
One Week (1920) (d: Buster Keaton)
The Pawnbroker (1965) (d: Sidney Lumet)
The Perils of Pauline (1914) (d: Louis J. Gasnier/Donald MacKenzie)
Sergeant York (1941) (d: Howard Hawks)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) (d: Nathan Juran/Ray Harryhausen)
So’s Your Old Man (1926) (d: Gregory LaCava)
George Stevens WW2 Footage (1943-46)
The Terminator (1984) (d: James Cameron)
Water and Power (1989) (d: Pat O'Neill)
White Fawn’s Devotion (1910) (d: James Young Deer)
To read more about them, go here

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