TITANIC, LA BAMBA & More Added to National Film Registry

TITANIC, LA BAMBA & More Added to National Film Registry

The Library of Congress has announced its annual list of the 25 movies it has added to the National Film Registry. The list features title deemed to have "cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance" to American heritage. Among this year's entries are DIE HARD, THE GOONIES and the James Cameron's blockbuster TITANIC.

Also on the list is 1939 ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, Elia Kazan's GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT, 1967's GUEST WHO'S COMING TO DINNER and the 1989 baseball fame FIELD OF DREAMS. The list also included two animated films; 1941's DUMBO, from Disney Studios, and THE SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA, a short propaganda film from 1918.

Director Richard Donner, who has two films on the list, THE GOONIES and SUPERMAN, commented, "They are both special films in my life, as was the cast and crew for both. It's wonderful to see them listed among so many great films."

The full list follows in alphabetical order:

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)
Boulevard Nights (1979)
Die Hard (1988)
Dumbo (1941)
Field of Dreams (1989)
4 Little Girls (1997)
Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s)
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
The Goonies (1985)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)
La Bamba (1987)
Lives of Performers (1972)
Memento (2000)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)
Spartacus (1960)
Superman (1978)
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
Time and Dreams (1976)
Titanic (1997)
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
Wanda (1971)
With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-1938)

Source: Deadline

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