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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Awards Watch: National Film Registry 2007

Annually since 1989, the National Film Preservation Board and the Librarian of Congress name 25 classic American films to be inducted into the National Film Registry. Prints of each movie, chosen for their cultural and historical significance, will now be "preserved for all time". With this year's selections, announced today, the number of films in the registry now totals 475.

The 2007 inductees run the gamut of film history, from the 1921 silent drama Tol'able David to 1990's Dances With Wolves, and range from blockbusters like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Back to the Future to little-known avant-garde, experimental, and even student films, such as Randal Kleiser's Peege.

Also included among this year's honorees are Steve McQueen's Bullitt; Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven; the all-star Grand Hotel; Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place; John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; the seminal crime drama The Naked City; Bette Davis' Now, Voyager; Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!; Robert Benchley’s The Sex Life of the Polyp; Harry Langdon's The Strong Man; Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs; Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men; George Cukor's The Women and William Wyler's Wuthering Heights.

For a quick look at this year's NFR selections, see the comments section below.

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  1. 2007 Inductees in the National Film Registry:

    "Back to the Future" (1985)
    "Bullitt" (1968)
    "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977)
    "Dance, Girl, Dance" (1940)
    "Dances With Wolves" (1990)
    "Days of Heaven" (1978)
    "Glimpse of the Garden" (1957)
    "Grand Hotel" (1932)
    "The House I Live In" (1945)
    "In a Lonely Place" (1950)
    "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962)
    "Mighty Like a Moose" (1926)
    "The Naked City" (1948)
    "Now, Voyager" (1942)
    "Oklahoma!" (1955)
    "Our Day" (1938)
    "Peege" (1972)
    "The Sex Life of the Polyp" (1928)
    "The Strong Man" (1926)
    "Three Little Pigs" (1933)
    "Tol'able David" (1921)
    "Tom, Tom the Piper's Son" (1969-71)
    "12 Angry Men" (1957)
    "The Women" (1939)
    "Wuthering Heights" (1939)