By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Each December, the Library of Congress adds new films to its preservation list. Today, they revealed the 25 selected titles that will be protected by the National Film Registry.
Walt Disney’s “Bambi,” Robert Zemeckis’ “Forrest Gump,” and Charlie Chaplin’s classic “The Kid” are among the movies selected for this year’s list.
“These films are selected because of their enduring significance to American culture,” Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said. “Our film heritage must be protected because these cinematic treasures document our history and culture and reflect our hopes and dreams.”
Annual selections are finalized by the Librarian, who reviews hundreds of titles nominated by the public. This year 2,228 films were nominated for consideration. The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation then works to ensure that every film added to the Registry is preserved for generations to come.
Here are the 25 films added to the list this year:
“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)
“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)
“The War of the Worlds” (1953)
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HollywoodNews.com: Sinead O’ Connor looked totally unrecognizeable when she attended a premier for U2’s new tour movie U2360.See the astonishing pictures here.
Gone was the shaven head and Bambi eyes of yore. The 43 year old look dowdy in a grey cardigan and baggy black pants.
The singer has battled depression for much of her life after being physcially abused as a child by her mother. She has four childdren by four different fathers.
In 1992 she famously tore up a photo of the Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live in a protest at the handling of sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.
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