Each December, the United States National Film Preservation Board chooses up to 25 films they deem worthy of taking special action to preserve in the Library of Congress. It’s a new year, and that means 25 more films are welcomed in the vault of the National Film Registry.
I picture the registry as a gathering place of the great moving images throughout time. Here, company is shared between documentaries, Hollywood classics, family movies, news footage, and experimental films; the board clearly has an open mind when considering what should be preserved, and they are therefore responsible for creating a phenomenal resource of what they consider “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant film.”
Three of the 2008 picks can be viewed on the Archive as well as nearly 40 picks from years past. Take a look at what the filmphiles of the United States work to preserve.
2008 National Film Registry picks found on the Archive:
1989-2007 National Film Registry picks found on the Archive:
The Hartford Courant has an article about Steve Martin catching a glimpse of himself as an 11-year old Disneyland guidebook vendor while watching “Disneyland Dream” on the Archive.
Thank you , this is great!
oh btw, the numbers ending with an 8 (eight) turn into smilies 🙂 :8
so its 1928 not 1928)
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Other Film Registry films mising from the list above:
Blacksmith Scene (1893)
Rip van Winkle (1896)
The Kiss (1896)
Star Theatre (1901)
President McKinley Inaguaration Footage (1901)
San Francisco Earthqauke and Fire (1906)
Princes Nicotine (1909)
A Corner in Wheat (1909)
White Fawn’s Devotian (1910)
Snow White (1933)
Popeye the Sailor meets Sinbad the Sailor (1936)
The River (1937)
Why We Fight (1943-45)
The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Salt of the Earth (1958)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
All the film are remembering me when I was a child.
Very good and fantastic archives …