2010 additions to National Film Register

Earlier today the Librarian of Congress announced the 2010 additions to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Each year since 1989, twenty-five American films ranging from sixty-second clips to epic Hollywood productions have been inducted into the National Film Registry. This project caught my interest several years ago when Animal House was one of the inductees. Wikipedia has a list of all previously selected films and the 2010 additions are listed below. I’ve seen six: Airplane, All the President’s Men, The Empire Strikes Back, The Exorcist, The Pink Panther, and Saturday Night Fever.

Airplane! (1980)
All the President’s Men (1976)
The Bargain (1914)
Cry of Jazz (1959)
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Front Page (1931)
Grey Gardens (1976)
I Am Joaquin (1969)
It’s a Gift (1934)
Let There Be Light (1946)
Lonesome (1928)
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Malcolm X (1992)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Newark Athlete (1891)
Our Lady of the Sphere (1969)
The Pink Panther (1964)
Preservation of the Sign Language (1913)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Study of a River (1996)
Tarantella (1940)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
A Trip Down Market Street (1906)

2 Responses to 2010 additions to National Film Register

  1. Tony says:

    Dick I’ve seen seven: Airplane, All the President’s men, The Empire Strikes Back, Grey Garden, The Pink Panther, Saturday Night Fever and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

    Ironically, my favorite of the above list is also the oldest, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. This classic was directed by Elia Kazan, who also directed one of my other favorite movies, A Street Car Named Desire.