2015 National Film Registry Selections

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Re: 2015 National Film Registry Selections

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:30 pm

Yeah. I missed it. Still, it's 9 years older than BBM. Anyway, I won't expect it to be included for another couple of years. I imagine there will be some dust-up in the next couple that makes it more important for them to include gay cinema I their archives. I've been told that Portrait of Jason is such a film, so that may temper any rhetoric for this year's list.
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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:39 pm

Good catch, Greg. I missed that, too.

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Re: 2015 National Film Registry Selections

Postby Greg » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:14 pm

OscarGuy wrote:Shawshank is the newest on this list and it was released 11 years before Brokeback.


Actually, L. A. Confidential is the newest film on the list.
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Re: 2015 National Film Registry Selections

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:08 am

This year's list of inductees is unusual in that the newest film on the list is 21 years old. The list actually sets a record in the opposite direction.

Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze sets a new record for longest length of time between release and induction, 121 years (released 1894, inducted 2015). The previous record was held by Newark Athlete at 119 years (released 1891, inducted 2010).

The shortest length of time from release to induction is 10 years, currently a six-way tie between 13 Lakes (2004-2014), Do the Right Thing (1989-1999), Fargo (1996-2006), Goodfellas (1990-2000), Raging Bull (1980-1990) and Toy Story (1995-2005).

Beauty and the Beast, Blade Runner, Boyz N the Hood, Decasia, Hoop Dreams and Schindler’s List took 11 years.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, El Norte, Star Wars and Unforgiven were inducted in 12.

Chan Is Missing, Daughters of the Dust, Groundhog Day, Killer of Sheep, The Matrix and The Thin Blue Line in 13.

Harlan County, U.S.A., Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, Scratch and Crow and Sherman’s March in 14.

Annie Hall, Hoosiers, The Red Book and Tin Toy in 15.

The Big Lebowski, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, Saving Private Ryan, Tootsie and A Woman Under the Influence in 16.

Chinatown, Chulas Fronteras, Dances with Wolves, Forrest Gump, Koyaanisqatsi, Nashville, One Survivor Remembers, Return of the Secaucus 7 and sex, lies, and videotape in 17.

The Deer Hunter, Drums of Winter (aka Uksuum Cauyai), The Godfather, L.A. Confidential, Malcolm X, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Stranger Than Paradise, Taxi Driver and This Is Spinal Tap in 18.

El Mariachi, The Godfather Part II, Pulp Fiction, To Fly! and Water and Power in 19.

Badlands, A League of Their Own, The Learning Tree, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Powers of Ten and The Silence of the Lambs in 20.

Brokeback Mountain is in good company. The only films released in the 21st Century to make the list so far are the documentaries, Decasia, 13 Lakes and Into the Arms of Strangers. 1999's The Matrix is the newest narrative film to make the list, 13 years after its release.

The list is available at the Library of Congress National Film Registry website. It can be copied to an excel spreadsheet and sliced and diced anyway you want.

http://www.loc.gov/programs/national-fi ... y-listing/

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Re: 2015 National Film Registry Selections

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:39 am

Someone brought up the fact that Brokeback Mountain wasn't on the list in its first year of eligibility.

Does anyone know the frequency of that recent a film making the list? Shawshank is the newest on this list and it was released 11 years before Brokeback.
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Re: 2015 National Film Registry Selections

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:50 am

I'm kind of surprised Mad Max: Fury Road isn't on there :lol:
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2015 National Film Registry Selections

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:49 am

Films Selected for the 2015 National Film Registry

1.Being There (1979)
2.Black and Tan (1929)
3.Dracula (Spanish language version) (1931)
4.Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)
5.Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975)
6.Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)
7.A Fool There Was (1915)
8.Ghostbusters (1984)
9.Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
10.Humoresque (1920)
11.Imitation of Life (1959)
12.The Inner World of Aphasia (1968)
13.John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946)
14.L.A. Confidential (1997)
15.The Mark of Zorro (1920)
16.The Old Mill (1937)
17.Our Daily Bread (1934)
18.Portrait of Jason (1967)
19.Seconds (1966)
20.The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
21.Sink or Swim (1990)
22.The Story of Menstruation (1946)
23.Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
24.Top Gun (1986)
25.Winchester ’73 (1950)


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