National Film Registry Selects 2018 Picks

National Film Registry Selects 2018 Picks

The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has announced its annual choice of the twenty-five films deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant to the nation’s film heritage. As a result, all efforts will be made to ensure they will be preserved for all time.

The final list was selected from more than 6,300 titles nominated by the public. The list includes works by the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Kubrick, Spielberg, Welles, John Ford, Blake Edwards and more. In addition, it also welcomes its youngest inductee to date, selecting Ang Lee’s 2005 gay cowboy romance drama “Brokeback Mountain” for preservation. The full list of twenty-five films is as follows:

“Bad Day at Black Rock” (d: John Sturges, 1955)
“Broadcast News” (d: James L. Brooks, 1987)
“Brokeback Mountain” (d: Ang Lee, 2005)
“Cinderella” (d: Geronimi, Luske & Jackson, 1950)
“Days of Wine and Roses” (d: Blake Edwards, 1962)
“Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition” (clip) (1908)
“Eve’s Bayou” (d: Kasi Lemmons, 1997)
“The Girl Without a Soul” (d: John H. Collins, 1917)
“Hair Piece” (short film) (d: Ayoka Chenzira, 1984)
“Hearts and Minds” (d: Peter Davis, 1974)
“Hud” (d: Martin Ritt, 1963)
“The Informer” (d: John Ford, 1935)
“Jurassic Park” (d: Steven Spielberg, 1993)
“The Lady From Shanghai” (d: Orson Welles, 1947)
“Leave Her to Heaven ” (d: John M. Stahl, 1945)
“The Monterey Pop Festival” (d: D.A. Pennebaker, 1968)
“My Fair Lady” (d: George Cukor, 1964)
“The Navigator” (d: Buster Keaton, 1924)
“On the Town” (d: G. Kelly, S. Donen, 1949)
“One-Eyed Jacks” (d: Marlon Brando, 1961)
“Pickup on South Street” (d: Sam Fuller , 1953)
“Rebecca” (d: Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
“The Shining” (d: Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
“Smoke Signals” (d: Chris Eyre, 1998)
“Something Good: Negro Kiss” (clip) (1898)

Viewers can tune into Turner Classic Movies at 8pm US-ET on Wednesday to view a selection of the films named this year.

Source: NFR