Pulp Fiction and Mary Poppins

cinema_iconBoth of these movies are among the 25 films included in the 2013 entries into the National Film Registry. Also included are other well known films such as The Right Stuff, Judgment at Nuremberg, Roger and Me, and the Magnificent Seven.

The National Film Registry stands among the finest summations of more than a century of extraordinary American cinema,” said Librarian of Congress, James Billington.

Spanning the period 1919-2002, the films named to the registry include Hollywood classics, documentaries, silent films, independent and experimental motion pictures. This year’s selections bring the number of films in the registry to 625, a small part of the Library’s vast moving-image collection of 1.2 million items.

Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the National Film Registry that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. The films must be at least 10 years old. The Librarian makes the annual registry selections after reviewing hundreds of titles nominated by the public and conferring with Library film curators and the distinguished members of the National Film Preservation Board (NFPB).

Go to the NFPB’s website and make your own nominations for next year’s list.

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