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December 27 2006

National Film Registery Additions For 2006

The National Film Preservation Board has announced this years inductees to the The National Film Registry.

1) Applause (1929)
2) The Big Trail (1930)
3) Blazing Saddles (1974)
4) The Curse of Quon Gwon (1916-17)
5) Daughter of Shanghai (1937)
6) Drums of Winter (1988)
7) Early Abstractions #1-5,7,10 (1939-56)
8) Fargo (1996)
9) Flesh and the Devil (1927)
10) Groundhog Day (1993)
11) Halloween (1978)
12) In the Street (1948/52)
13) The Last Command (1928)
14) Notorious (1946)
15) Red Dust (1932)
16) Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1971-72)
17) Rocky (1976)
18) Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
19) Siege (1940)
20) St. Louis Blues (1929)
21) The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
22) Tess of the Storm Country (1914)
23) Think of Me First as a Person (1960-75)
24) A Time Out of War (1954)
25) Traffic in Souls (1913)

I think every year there are going to be some additions that I “don’t get”, and this year it has to be Groundhog Day. It’s a cute film, I own it on DVD, but is it something that really needs to be preserved for future generations? The criteria is supposed to be an important film either in the way of film or reflecting the times it was made in. All I can think of it that it has come to mean any story where time repeats itself. Who knows. Very odd.

The rest of the list I can pretty much agree with, especially Fargo, one of my all time favorite movies.



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