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25 movies added to National Film Registry

25 movies added to National Film Registry

From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog: Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key creative leaps. It also underlines the need for film preservation -- to safe-keep our native art and our collective historical memory. Happily, in doing so, the Library each year manages to honor an eclectic group of entertaining or fascinating movies. Airplane!" (1980). At the tail-end of the Seventies disaster-film craze, this smash-hit parody of a plane-in-peril movie brought Hellzapoppin' brashness and energy to the...