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US Library to archive 25 films

MUMBAI: As part of its National Film Registry, the US Library of Congress will preserve twenty five films with artistic, cultural or historical significance.


Films selected to be part of the library include Saturday Night Fever, McCabe and Mrs Miller, horror classic The Exorcist, All the President‘s Men and Grey Gardens, a documentary about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ eccentric relatives. Another film is 1913‘s Preservation of the Sign Language, a two-minute film of George Veditz, one-time president of the National Association of the Deaf of the United States.


Culling them from suggestions by the National Film Preservation Board and the public James H Billington, the librarian of Congress, chose the films in the registry.


The collection also includes films noted films like The Pink Panther and the 1980 disaster-film spoof titled Flying High - Airplane!, The Bargain, Cry of Jazz, Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, The Empire Strikes Back, The Front Page, It‘s a Gift, Let There Be Light, Lonesome, Make Way For Tomorrow, Newark Athlete, Our Lady of the Sphere, Study of a River, Tarantella, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and A Trip Down Market Street.


The library preserves copies in its cold-storage vaults among millions of other recordings at the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Virginia.

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