The Empire Strikes Back and 24 others added to National Film Registry

Every year the Library of Congress' National Film Registry chooses twenty-five films that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant, to be preserved for all time.

This years bunch includes two for George Lucas-- EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and his student short film, ELECTRONIC LABYRINTH: THX 1138 4EB. As you know EMPIRE was directed by the late Irvin Kershner who passed away this year. The Registry also honored the work of the late Leslie Nielsen with AIRPLANE!, and the late Blake Edwards with THE PINK PANTHER.

All the films that were preserved are listed below. To look at films from previous years head here.

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)

Extra Tidbit: So, this is what Storm Troopers do in their spare time.



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