A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's
FOR THE RECORD:
National Film Registry: In the Dec. 18 Calendar section, an article about 25 films named to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry said that Sandy Dennis was nominated for an Oscar for 1966's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Dennis not only was nominated but won the supporting actress Oscar for her performance. In addition, the article misspelled actor Glenn Ford's last name as Flord. —
"The National Film Registry stands among the finest summations of more than a century of extraordinary cinema," he said in a statement. "This key component of American cultural history, however, is endangered, so we must protect the nation's matchless film heritage and cinematic creativity."
This year's selections that span the years 1919-2002, include 1964's
Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, the librarian names 25 pictures to the National Film Registry that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant. The film must be at least 10 years old. This year's selections bring the total in the National Registry to 625.
The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation will work to make sure that each title named to the registry is preserved, either through its motion-picture preservation program or through collaborations with other archives, movie studios and independent filmmakers.
Here's a list of the films:
"Bless Their Little Hearts" (1984): Billy Woodberry directed this independent African American drama.
"Brandy in the Wilderness" (1969): Experimental simulated autobiography directed by Stanton Kaye.
"Cicero March" (1966): Eight-minute cinema verite-styled documentary about race relations in the Illinois town.
"Daughter of Dawn" (1929): Independently produced drama featuring a cast of Comanches and Kiowas that was recently discovered by the Oklahoma Historical Society.
"Decasia" (2002): Bill Morrison's documentary comprised of decomposing nitrate film culled from various archives across the country.
"Ella Cinders" (1926): Silent comedy starring
"Forbidden Planet" (1956): Sci-fi thriller, loosely based the Bard's "The Tempest," has inspired contemporary filmmakers.
"Gilda" (1946): Film noir romance starring Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth, who lip-syncs with great abandon to "Put the Blame on Mame."
"The Hole" (1962): John and Faith Hubley's Oscar-winning animated short.
"King of Jazz" (1930): Early musical revue in two-strip Technicolor featuring orchestra leader
"The Lunch Date" (1989): Adam Davidson's 10-minute
"The Magnificent Seven" (1960):
"Martha Graham Early Dance Films" (1931-1944): A quartet of silent films all starring Graham herself including 1931's "Heretic" and 1944's "Appalachian Spring."
"Mary Poppins" (1964): The beloved Walt Disney musical based on the P.L. Travers novels earned five
"Men and Dust" (1940): Labor advocacy film about diseases plaguing Kansas miners was produced and directed by Lee Dick, a pioneering documentary female filmmaker.
"Midnight" (1939): Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and John Barrymore star in the sparkling romantic comedy directed by
"Notes on the Port of St. Francis" (1951): Frank Stauffacher's experimental documentary of San Francisco narrated by Vincent Price.
"Pulp Fiction" (1994): Quentin Tarantino's violent, funny and audacious film noir/crime thriller starring
"The Quiet Man" (1952): John Ford won his fourth director Oscar for this classic Technicolor romantic comedy set in Ireland starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
"The Right Stuff" (1983): Philip Kaufman's epic adaptation of Tom Wolfe's bestseller about the early days of the space race.
"Roger & Me" (1989): Michael Moore's controversial award-winning documentary that chronicles his pursuit of General Motors CEO
"A Virtuous Vamp" (1919): Constance Talmadge stars in this silent romantic comedy penned by Anita Loos.
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966): Mike Nichols directed this drama based on Edward Albee's stage play for which Elizabeth Taylor won the best actress Oscar. Her husband,
"Wild Boys of the Road" (1933):