Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance. (LOC) The 2016 inductees represent several genres and span the period from 1903 to 1998. The interesting variety offered this year includes several classic notables you’ll no doubt recognize. I’m excited about quite a few of this year’s choices, which brings the total number of films on the National Registry to 700. Needless to say, this is cause for a gallery.
Here are the 2016 National Film Registry inductees:
1. Atomic Cafe, The (1982)
2. Ball of Fire (1941)
3. Beau Brummels, The (1928)
4. Birds, The (1963)
5. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
6. Breakfast Club, The (1985)
7. Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981)
8. East of Eden (1955)
9. Funny Girl (1968)
10. Life of an American Fireman (1903)
11. Lion King, The (1994)
12. Lost Horizon (1937)
13. Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (1912)
14. Paris Is Burning (1990)
15. Point Blank (1967)
16. Princess Bride, The (1987)
17. Putney Swope (1969)
18. Rushmore (1998)
19. Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28)
(A collection of home movies, produced by Baptist minister and businessman Solomon Sir Jones. The films showcase a rich tapestry of African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928. (LOC)
Wow, a fascinating list. The big surprise for me is seeing “The Decline of Western Civilization” (part 1), which is very much a document of my own wayward youth. The only one I saw the year it came out was “Paris is Burning,” however. As far as my blog goes, it’s great that “20,000 Leagues” got in the same year that I reviewed it!
What a lot of interesting, historically important and hysterical (The Beau Brummels!) films they have selected this year.
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Thanks, Aurora, at Once Upon A Screen for posting this impressive list of the 2017 National Film Registry inductees!