The Library of Congress has made 25 new additions to its National Film Registry. On Wednesday, it unveiled the list of lucky titles, which includes A League of Their Own, Dirty Harry, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
The registry was created in 1989 to preserve films that have distinct cultural or historical significance. They delve into every genre, even documentaries. This year's inductees are in privileged company, and join the likes of All About Eve, Apocalypse Now, Beauty and the Beast, Bonnie and Clyde and Citizen Kane.
According to CBS News, "the Library of Congress works with studios and archives to make sure copies of movies named to the Registry are safeguarded and preserved for future generations." Apparently, most films produced before 1950 are lost. Their negatives have been destroyed due to improper care and fires.
To date, the National Film Registry has added 600 titles to its catalog.
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