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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Film Preservation

Last week the Library of Congress National Film Registry announced its list of films to be preserved.

The oldest film was made in Thomas Edison's labs in New Jersey, back in 1891! You can see it here courtesy the Library of Congress!



Here's the complete list, those titles owned by the Library are in red:

1. Airplane (1980) [DVD AIR]
2. All the President’s Men (1976) [DVD ALL]
3. The Bargain (1914)
4. Cry of Jazz (1959)
5. Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)
6. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [DVD STA]
7. The Exorcist (1973) [DVD EXO]
8. The Front Page (1931)
9. Grey Gardens (1976) [DVD B BEA]
10. I Am Joaquin (1969)
11. It’s a Gift (1934)
12. Let There Be Light (1946)
13. Lonesome (1928)
14. Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
15. Malcolm X (1992)
16. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) [DVD MCC]
17. Newark Athlete (1891)
18. Our Lady of the Sphere (1969)
19. The Pink Panther (1964) [DVD PIN]
20. Preservation of the Sign Language (1913)
21. Saturday Night Fever (1977) [DVD SAT]
22. Study of a River (1996)
23. Tarantella (1940)
24. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) [DVD TRE]
25. A Trip Down Market Street (1906)

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