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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:43 pm 

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beamish13 wrote:
Interesting that Roger Rabbit is the sole film representing the animation world this year. A solid, if somewhat unremarkable list, but I'm very happy to finally see Penelope Spheeris get recognized.

The Lion King is on the list too


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:03 pm 

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beamish13 wrote:
Interesting that Roger Rabbit is the sole film representing the animation world this year. A solid, if somewhat unremarkable list, but I'm very happy to finally see Penelope Spheeris get recognized.

The Lion King is on the list too


Just saw that I neglected that one! Still, two Disney features from the last 30 years doesn't exactly build confidence in their ability
to see American animators' contributions to world cinema. They could've even gone with Tim Burton's Vincent, which is one of
the best animated shorts Disney has ever distributed. There are so many independent animators like Sky David, Caroline Leaf
(who works in Canada, but is an American), Michael Sporn, Suzan Pitt, Ralph Bakshi, etc. whose works deserve to be part of this canon.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:00 pm 
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2017 National Film Registry additions

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)
Boulevard Nights (1979)
Die Hard (1988)
Dumbo (1941)
Field of Dreams (1989)
4 Little Girls (1997)
Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s)
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
The Goonies (1985)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)
La Bamba (1987)
Lives of Performers (1972)
Memento (2000)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)
Spartacus (1960)
Superman (1978)
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
Time and Dreams (1976)
Titanic (1997)
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
Wanda (1971)
With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-1938)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:11 pm 

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Thrilled to see To Sleep with Anger on it, as it's not just a brilliant film, but my father-in-law was one of the producers (and has never recovered a dime that he invested in it...). Burnett now has three films in the Registry, which is phenomenal.

The Goonies means a lot to many people of a certain generation, but I'm sure as hell not one of them. I think it's basically a collection of dumb catchphrases. The Chris Columbus-written Young Sherlock Holmes should've gotten in based on its motion picture-changing CG sequence, and Gremlins would've been a better choice, too.

There are a LOT of big studio films on this list, which I'm a bit conflicted about. Winsor McCay's Sinking of the Lusitania should've been added years ago.

They're definitely trying to be more conscious of films with Latinx cultural ties, given the inclusion of Boulevard Nights and La Bamba, but I probably would've gone with American Me, Zoot Suit, and Real Women Have Curves.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:22 pm 
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beamish13 wrote:
Thrilled to see To Sleep with Anger on it, as it's not just a brilliant film, but my father-in-law was one of the producers (and has never recovered a dime that he invested in it...). Burnett now has three films in the Registry, which is phenomenal.

Any chance he was at a (Thu.) April 7, 2011 screening of that film at MoMA? It was part of a retrospective on Burnett's work - Burnett was there to give an introduction, but some of the audience members sitting around me were clearly involved in the film as well. Going by my vague recollections of their remarks, they sounded like producers.

Kudos to your father-in-law, BTW, it's a film I cherish as well!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:26 pm 
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Hoping next year more prominent, important LGBT films get inducted such as Desert Hearts, My Own Private Idaho and Brokeback Mountain.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:18 pm 

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hearthesilence wrote:
beamish13 wrote:
Thrilled to see To Sleep with Anger on it, as it's not just a brilliant film, but my father-in-law was one of the producers (and has never recovered a dime that he invested in it...). Burnett now has three films in the Registry, which is phenomenal.

Any chance he was at a (Thu.) April 7, 2011 screening of that film at MoMA? It was part of a retrospective on Burnett's work - Burnett was there to give an introduction, but some of the audience members sitting around me were clearly involved in the film as well. Going by my vague recollections of their remarks, they sounded like producers.

Kudos to your father-in-law, BTW, it's a film I cherish as well!



Thank you! Actually, he lives in Los Angeles, but we did see the new 35mm answer print that UCLA debuted at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater. Fellow producer Edward Pressman flew out from his home in Connecticut to see it, and the film's DP and casting director came, too.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:21 pm 

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kcota17 wrote:
Hoping next year more prominent, important LGBT films get inducted such as Desert Hearts, My Own Private Idaho and Brokeback Mountain.


Absolutely. I'd love to see more films that deal with disabilities, as well, such as perennial would-be inclusion Children of a Lesser God


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:36 pm 
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beamish13 wrote:
kcota17 wrote:
Hoping next year more prominent, important LGBT films get inducted such as Desert Hearts, My Own Private Idaho and Brokeback Mountain.


Absolutely. I'd love to see more films that deal with disabilities, as well, such as perennial would-be inclusion Children of a Lesser God


Agreed.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:56 pm 
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jwd5275 wrote:
2017 National Film Registry additions

Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)

Didn't know that zedz had that kind of pull with the NFR - impressive!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:45 pm 
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Is that Interior New York Subway film the one that is on the first Treasures From American Film Archives set? If so, it is well worth preserving!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:49 pm 
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Anyone have any idea whether Time and Dreams (1976) is available anywhere for home viewing? I’m curious to have a look, given its current relevance, and haven’t had any luck locating it so far.


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