National Film Preservation Board

25 Additions to the National Film Registry

posted December 20, 2018

U.S. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced on 12 December 2018 the annual selection of 25 influential American motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Induction marks films’ cultural, historic, and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage, and being added to the registry ensures that chosen films are permanently preserved.

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Saving the audio-visual legacy of American academic research… Start the triage.

posted April 3, 2015

It's looking unlikely that more than a small percentage of the deteriorating audio-visual legacy of American academic research is going to be saved. Colleges, universities, and research institutions may provide a good test case of how the challenges of sifting and salvation could play out. Triage seems likely to be the order of the day.

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25 U.S. Films Deemed Essential to Preserve

posted December 20, 2013

The Library of Congress has announced the 25 films that have been added for 2013 to the U.S. National Film Registry. As each year, the selection includes classics, gems, curiosities, and some films you may well consider duds. And you can help to choose next year's batch.

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For Welles Fans, There’d Never Be “Too Much Johnson.” Until Now.

posted October 27, 2013

The discovery in 2008 of a lost Orson Welles silent film has been one of the finds of recent years. Little matter that the footage not only is not a finished film, not even a rough cut.

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