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25 films preserved

12.30.2009

The Library of Congress has added 25 films in the National Film Registry that they are going to preserve.

Obviously there are a lot of older films on this list. The latest film is an experimental one from 1994 called THE RED BOOK. Each year the registry chooses 25 films as cultural, artistic, or historic treasures and preserves them. With the new additions, the current total number of films in the registry is 525.

I think it's interesting to see what they chose. A lot of these films are quite deserving. It makes me wonder what movies will be added in the future.

1. DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975)

2. THE EXILES (1961)

3. HEROES ALL (1920)

4. HOT DOGS FOR GAUGUIN (1972)

5. THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)

6. JEZEBEL (1938)

7. THE JUNGLE (1967)

8. THE LEAD SHOES (1949)

9. LITTLE NEMO (1911)

10. MABEL'S BLUNDER (1914)

11. THE MARK OF ZORRO (1940)

12. MRS. MINIVER (1942)

13. THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979)

14. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968)

15. PILLOW TALK (1959 )

16. PRECIOUS IMAGES (1986)

17. QUASI AT THE QUACKADERO (1975)

18. THE RED BOOK (1994)

19. THE REVENGE OF PONCHO VILLA (1930-36)

20. SCRATCH AND CROW (1995)

21. STARK LOVE (1927)

22. THE STORY OF G.I. JOE (1945)

23. A STUDY IN REDS (1932)

24. THRILLER (1983)

25. UNDER WESTERN STARS (1938)

Extra Tidbit: Okay, top 5 films you would preserve. Go!
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3:57PM on 01/05/2010

Top 5

Shawshank Redemption
Se7en
Gone Baby Gone
Letters From Iwo Jima
The 25th Hour
Shawshank Redemption
Se7en
Gone Baby Gone
Letters From Iwo Jima
The 25th Hour
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1:11PM on 01/05/2010

top 5

these are ones that haven't been that i would nominate for next year

Pulp Fiction
Wall-E
There Will Be Blood
Platoon
My Dinner with Andre
these are ones that haven't been that i would nominate for next year

Pulp Fiction
Wall-E
There Will Be Blood
Platoon
My Dinner with Andre
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1:15AM on 01/04/2010

top 5

1. Back to the Future
2. Ghostbusters
3. Brazil
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. Avatar
1. Back to the Future
2. Ghostbusters
3. Brazil
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. Avatar
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1:35AM on 01/02/2010
i haven't seen the entire list..and i'm pretty sure that i may name at least 1 from the list, so just keep your mouth shut if'n i do. i'm also gonna limit myself to more recent flicks.

almost famous
schindler's list
the shawshank redemption
memento
dances with wolves

i haven't seen the entire list..and i'm pretty sure that i may name at least 1 from the list, so just keep your mouth shut if'n i do. i'm also gonna limit myself to more recent flicks.

almost famous
schindler's list
the shawshank redemption
memento
dances with wolves

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9:08PM on 01/01/2010
Gladiator
The Wolf Man
Pulp Fiction
Finding Nemo
Aliens
Gladiator
The Wolf Man
Pulp Fiction
Finding Nemo
Aliens
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3:45PM on 01/01/2010

The Joyhorror Five

Pulp Fiction
Star Wars
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Goodfellas
Jaws
Pulp Fiction
Star Wars
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Goodfellas
Jaws
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2:01PM on 12/31/2009

whatever

google has probably pre-emptively archived these already. Is this supposed to confer some type of status upon these films. The government can't even run the postal service efficiently - I don't need them deciding which films are worth of preservation - especially since private industry is decades ahead of them in the preservation business.
google has probably pre-emptively archived these already. Is this supposed to confer some type of status upon these films. The government can't even run the postal service efficiently - I don't need them deciding which films are worth of preservation - especially since private industry is decades ahead of them in the preservation business.
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8:03AM on 12/31/2009

Hmmm...

2001: A Space Odyssey
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Shawshank Redemption
2001: A Space Odyssey
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Shawshank Redemption
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2:40AM on 12/31/2009

Top 5...

1. Fight Club
2. The Dark Knight
3. LOTR : Return of The King
4. The Matrix
5. Jurassic Park
1. Fight Club
2. The Dark Knight
3. LOTR : Return of The King
4. The Matrix
5. Jurassic Park
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12:26AM on 12/31/2009

Top 5 Wicked Awesome Movies

The Matrix
Pulp Fiction
Empire Strikes Back
The Thing
Akira
The Matrix
Pulp Fiction
Empire Strikes Back
The Thing
Akira
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11:32PM on 12/30/2009
1. The Ruling Class
2. Dangerous Liasions
3. Rushmore
4. The Bride Wore Black
5. Cape Fear(1962)

I went with movies that aren't in the registry but should be.
1. The Ruling Class
2. Dangerous Liasions
3. Rushmore
4. The Bride Wore Black
5. Cape Fear(1962)

I went with movies that aren't in the registry but should be.
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11:25PM on 12/30/2009

Stupid

25 films per year. Do you realise how fucking retarded the Library of Congress is going to appear to future generations by saving copies of only TWENTY FIVE films per year for their little 'National Film Registry'? Fuck it, I'm alive at the same time this is happening, and I'm already laughing at their short-sightedness..
25 films per year. Do you realise how fucking retarded the Library of Congress is going to appear to future generations by saving copies of only TWENTY FIVE films per year for their little 'National Film Registry'? Fuck it, I'm alive at the same time this is happening, and I'm already laughing at their short-sightedness..
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10:57PM on 12/30/2009
I think conceptually this is a great idea, but at the same time it's kinda bullshit. If a movie means something to even one person, it has as much merit as a movie than means something to millions of people. For someone to pick and choose which films are 'worthy' of preservation just sounds incredibly pretentious to me. Every film, no matter how 'good' or 'bad', should have an equal chance.

It's all fine and good that these are the films that they choose to represent our culture, but it's
I think conceptually this is a great idea, but at the same time it's kinda bullshit. If a movie means something to even one person, it has as much merit as a movie than means something to millions of people. For someone to pick and choose which films are 'worthy' of preservation just sounds incredibly pretentious to me. Every film, no matter how 'good' or 'bad', should have an equal chance.

It's all fine and good that these are the films that they choose to represent our culture, but it's like a school principal planting smart kids in the hallway to impress the visiting superintendent. Sure it paints a good picture of the school, but it sure as hell is not an accurate one.
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9:50PM on 12/30/2009

Hmm

I've heard of basically none of those movies.
I've heard of basically none of those movies.
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9:37PM on 12/30/2009

my five

1. Shawshank Redemption
2. True Romance
3. Legends of the Fall
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. Unforgiven
1. Shawshank Redemption
2. True Romance
3. Legends of the Fall
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. Unforgiven
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8:40PM on 12/30/2009

Timeless Movies

1. Wall-E
2. Princess Bride
3. Tombstone
4. It's A Mad, Mad World
5. The French Connection
1. Wall-E
2. Princess Bride
3. Tombstone
4. It's A Mad, Mad World
5. The French Connection
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8:31PM on 12/30/2009
Jurassic Park
Braveheart
Empire Strikes Back
Matrix
Saving Private Ryan
Jurassic Park
Braveheart
Empire Strikes Back
Matrix
Saving Private Ryan
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8:27PM on 12/30/2009
1968 The Odd Couple (Lemmon & Matthau)
1948 Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein (Chaney Jr.- Lugosi)
1981 Buddy,Buddy (Billy Wilder film w/ Lemmon & Matthau)
1934 Laurel and Hardy "Babes In Toyland/March Of The Wooden Soldiers" (has it been preserved?)
1972 "Blackula"
1968 The Odd Couple (Lemmon & Matthau)
1948 Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein (Chaney Jr.- Lugosi)
1981 Buddy,Buddy (Billy Wilder film w/ Lemmon & Matthau)
1934 Laurel and Hardy "Babes In Toyland/March Of The Wooden Soldiers" (has it been preserved?)
1972 "Blackula"
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8:22PM on 12/30/2009
Magnolia
Fargo
Boogie Nights
Zodiac
Requiem for a Dream
Magnolia
Fargo
Boogie Nights
Zodiac
Requiem for a Dream
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8:22PM on 12/30/2009
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
LOTR Trilogy
Zombieland
Borat.
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
LOTR Trilogy
Zombieland
Borat.
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8:12PM on 12/30/2009

Extra Tidbit

1. Fight Club
2. The Dark Knight
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. Empire Strikes Back
Can't think of a fifth one. Shit this is hard.
1. Fight Club
2. The Dark Knight
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. Empire Strikes Back
Can't think of a fifth one. Shit this is hard.
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8:10PM on 12/30/2009

films i'd preserve

Battle Royale, The Usual suspects, Requiem for a Dream, Boogie Nights and Hard Candy
Battle Royale, The Usual suspects, Requiem for a Dream, Boogie Nights and Hard Candy
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