News // 'BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN', 'JURASSIC PARK' AMONG TITLES ADDED TO NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY

The National Film Registry celebrates its 30th anniversary.



Brokeback Mountain, Jurassic Park, and The Shining are among the 25 titles added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry this year, the preservation list's 30th.


Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, a list of culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films are preserved each year. The films chosen must be at least 10 years old.


With the 2018 selections, the list now stands at 750 titles.


Among the new titles are two Academy Award-winning Best Picture films (My Fair Lady and Rebecca). Jurassic Park stands as the new list's highest-grossing title. And, Brokeback Mountain now stands as the overall list's newest film. The oldest film on the overall list is 1891's Newark Athlete.


Historically significant titles be added this year include 1998's Smoke Signals, the first feature to be written, directed, and co-produced by Native Americans. The 1898's Something Good - Negro Kiss is the earliest known footage of black intimacy on screen.


Over 6,300 titles were considered this year.


FULL LIST OF NEW TITLES:

(Listed alphabetically)


BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955)


BROADCAST NEWS (1987)


BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005)


CINDERELLA (1950)


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1962)


DIXON-WANAMAKER EXPEDITION TO CROW AGENCY


EVE'S BAYOU (1997)


THE GIRL WITHOUT A SOUL (1917)


HAIR PIECE: A FILM FOR NAPPY-HEADED PEOPLE (1984)


HEARTS AND MINDS (1974)


HUD (1963)


THE INFORMER (1935)


JURASSIC PARK (1993)


THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947)


LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1945)


MONTEREY POP (1968)


MY FAIR LADY (1964)


THE NAVIGATOR (1924)


ON THE TOWN (1949)


ONE-EYED JACKS (1961)


PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953)


REBECCA (1940)


THE SHINING (1980)


SMOKE SIGNALS (1998)


SOMETHING GOOD - NEGRO KISS (1898)

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