'Terminator' among 25 films selected for National Film Registry
Reported by Outsiders - 11:46 AM 2009.01.03
“The Asphalt Jungle,” “Sergeant York,” “In Cold Blood,” “The Pawnbroker,” “Deliverance” and “The Terminator” are among the 25 films selected in 2008 by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its National Film Registry.
The registry is designed to ensure that pics that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant will be preserved for all time.
As always, the selections for ‘08 range from classics to obscure gems. “Disneyland Dream” is a Connecticut family’s 1956 home movie of their trip to Disneyland and other Los Angeles-area spots after winning a contest sponsored by Scotch Brand Cellophane Tape. (It’s become a cult fave on the Web among Disney buffs.) “No Lies” is a 16-minute 1973 film by then-NYU film student Mitchell Block about the treatment of a rape victim by investigators.
The annual registry selections are chosen by Librarian of Congress James Billington from nominations made by the public via the website of the library’s National Film Preservation Board and by board members including Martin Scorsese, Caleb Deschanel, Gregory Nava and Leonard Maltin. For inclusion, the pic must be a U.S. production and be at least 10 years old.
For the complete listing of all 25 movies, click here.