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Mary Poppins earns a spot in 2013 National Film Registry

Disney’s Mary Poppins has made the cut. The award-winning musical is one of the titles chosen for the 2013 National Film Registry.

Mary Poppins

The Library of Congress has announced the latest additions to the National Film Registry. It’s an institution that preserves films that are deemed culturally, historically or aesthetically significant. Each year, they unveil a new list of inductees. Since its inception in 1989, they’ve selected classics such as The Wizard of Oz, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bonnie and Clyde, Forrest Gump and Lawrence of Arabia.

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The 2013 class includes its fair share of contemporary hits, the most notable being 1994’s Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino‘s iconic drama starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman. There’s also 1964’s Mary Poppins, the big-screen adaptation of P.L. Travers’ books.

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Coincidentally, Disney recently released a biopic called Saving Mr. Banks that charts the journey of Poppins from page to screen. The original film earned five Academy Awards including Best Actress for Julie Andrews’ performance as the title character.

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Here’s the full list of films added to the National Film Registry in 2013:

  • Bless Their Little Hearts (1982)
  • Brandy in the Wilderness (1969)
  • Cicero March (1966)
  • Daughter of Dawn (1920)
  • Decasia (2002)
  • Ella Cinders (1926)
  • Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • Gilda (1946)
  • The Hole (1963)
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • King of Jazz (1930)
  • The Lunch Date (1989)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1961)
  • Martha Graham Dance Films (1944)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Men & Dust (1940)
  • Midnight (1939)
  • Notes on the Port of St. Francis (1951)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • The Quiet Man (1952)
  • The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Roger & Me (1989)
  • A Virtuous Vamp (1919)
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • Wild Boys of the Road (1933)

What do you think of this year’s inductees?

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