All in the Family and The Jeffersons to be honored in live special buff.ly/2UL1fbL
For those unfamiliar with the project, each year up to 25 films are selected for preservation in the Library of Congress. Each film must be at least 10-years-old, they do not have to be feature length, and they do not have to have received a theatrical release.
As with each year there are a lot of early movies on here I have never heard of, but the real stand outs this year are The Muppet Movie and Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video. I actually totally support Thriller as it forever changed the music video medium, but, The Muppet Movie? Each year there is one film that I can not for the life of me figure out how it fits in with the charter for the National Film Preservation Board which says eligible films have to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films” to be included in the registry. I love The Muppet Movie, but … really? It fits this criteria? Um … okay?
Any movies on the list that confuse you?