Book To Movie Adaptations Added To US Film Registry

I’ve talked about before, my love for the movie Forrest Gump as well as Bambi, and now it seems the world agrees with me. These films plus several others were recently added to the US Film Registry.

On Wednesday, The Library of Congress announced that Forrest Gump was one of 25 films chosen to be included this year in the National Film Registry.

Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. This year, 2,228 films were nominated. From that 2,228, only 25 are allowed to be chosen.

“These films are selected because of their enduring significance to American culture,” Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said in a statement.

“Our film heritage must be protected because these cinematic treasures document our history and culture and reflect our hopes and dreams.”

For every movie that is chosen to be included, the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation works to preserve the film for future generations. The normally preserve a film using the Library’s motion picture preservation program or through collaboration with filmmakers, film studios or archives.

Many of the movies chosen this year were also once based on novels. Along with Forrest and Bambi, Hannibal Lector also made it into the registry with 1991’s thriller, The Silence of the Lambs, which won Oscars for stars Jody Foster and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

It was also stated that the original War of the Worlds would be preserved.

You can see the full list of the 25 movies that were added to the Registry below:

“Allures” (1961)

“Bambi” (1942)

“The Big Heat” (1953)

“A Computer Animated Hand” (1972)

“Crisis: Behind A Presidential Commitment” (1963)

“The Cry of the Children” (1912)

“A Cure for Pokeritis” (1912)

“El Mariachi” (1992)

“Faces” (1968)

“Fake Fruit Factory” (1986)

“Forrest Gump” (1994)

“Growing Up Female” (1971)

“Hester Street” (1975)

“I, an Actress” (1977)

“The Iron Horse” (1924)

“The Kid” (1921)

“The Lost Weekend” (1945)

“The Negro Soldier” (1944)

“Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies” (1930s-40s)

“Norma Rae” (1979)

“Porgy and Bess” (1959)

“The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

“Stand and Deliver” (1988)

“Twentieth Century” (1934)

“War of the Worlds” (1953)

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