Thursday, January 5, 2012
Library Of Congress National Film Registry...inducts 25 stellar films into archives!
The prestigious National Film Registry - sponsored by the Library of Congress - announced the inclusion of twenty-five celebrated films into their archives amidst a lot of hoopla this past week.
In fact, James Billington - who selects the inductees - was quick to boast that the latest celluloid entries given the nod were a reflection of the state of filmmaking in the country today.
"What it's proven to me, having done it now for a number of years, is the continuing inventiveness and diversity of how moving images and the film industry have flourished."
"There's just terrific variety and richness," he beamed.
Stellar flicks given the nod include personal favorites of my own such as "The Lost Weekend" (1945), "Norma Rae" (1979), "Silence of the Lambs" (1991), "War of the Worlds" (1953), and "The Kid" (1921).
Worthwhile contributions to the collection, and memorable winners, all!