Pixar’s ‘Wall-E’ and ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ Have Been Added to the National Film Registry

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Pixar's 'Wall-E' and 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi' Have Been Added to the National Film Registry

Every year the National Film Registry adds 25 movie titles to the Library of Congress for preservation. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress claims this year’s list is one of the most diverse collections to enter the NFR and features “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” movies that are 10+ years old and now bring the grand total to 825 films currently preserved in the Library of Congress to date. The films in the NFR span the last 120 years of the business and feature the work of various Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers, documentarians, women directors, and filmmakers of color.

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Films help reflect our cultural history and creativity — and show us new ways of looking at ourselves — though movies haven’t always been deemed worthy of preservation. The National Film Registry will preserve our cinematic heritage, and we are proud to add 25 more films this year,” Hayden said. “The Library of Congress will work with our partners in the film community to ensure these films are preserved for generations to come.

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The 25 titles joining the National Film Registry in 2021 include:

  • 1. Ringling Brothers Parade Film (1902)
  • 2. Jubilo (1919)
  • 3. The Flying Ace (1926)
  • 4. Hellbound Train (1930)
  • 5. Flowers and Trees (1932)
  • 6. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • 7. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • 8. Evergreen (1965)
  • 9. Requiem-29 (1970)
  • 10. The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
  • 11. Pink Flamingos (1972)
  • 12. Sounder (1972)
  • 13. The Long Goodbye (1973)
  • 14. Cooley High (1975)
  • 15. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
  • 16. Chicana (1979)
  • 17. The Wobblies (1979)
  • 18. Star Wars Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • 19. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • 20. Stop Making Sense (1984)
  • 21. Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987)
  • 22. The Watermelon Woman (1996)
  • 23. Selena (1997)
  • 24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • 25. WALL-E (2008)

Congratulations to the casts and crews of these iconic films! ?

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Source: Variety

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