The National Film Registry has chosen new films for “ their cultural importance “. ” Iron Man ” and ” The little Mermaid are part of the new selection.
Ironman, super fly, When Harry Met Sally and many more have been added to the National Film Registry at the US Library of Congress.
the National Film Registry hosts 25 films each year, selected for their cultural, historical or aesthetic significance for the preservation of the nation’s film heritage “. The public has the opportunity to make nomination suggestions throughout the year. Among the films newly registered in the register, Iron Man, The little Mermaid, carrie, When Harry Met Sally and Betty Tell Her Story received strong support.
The inclusion ofIron Manwhich launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was celebrated by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who said, “Iron Man was the very first independently produced film by Marvel Studios. It was the first film that we had full creative control and oversight over, and it was really a matter of pass or fail for the studio… The fact that we’re here, almost 15 years after the release ofIronman, and that it joined the National Film Registry shows us that it has stood the test of time and is still meaningful to viewers around the world. »
Billy Crystal also intervened for the induction of When Harry Met Sally, the 1989 romantic comedy written by Nora Ephron, directed by Rob Reiner, and also starring Meg Ryan. ” The film is beautiful, simple and appropriate, and every shot is perfectdid he declare. The timing, which is in the hands of Rob, who is, for this film, a modern-day Billy Wilder… and it’s New York, it’s fall, it’s the music “.
Other notable films on this year’s list include The little Mermaid from Disney, which launched a new era of animated musicals for the studio, the musical hairspray of John Waters (1988), Reginald Hudlin’s classic hip-hop comedy (1990) with Kid ‘N Play, house party, the film super fly by Gordon Parks Jr. (with Partition equally famous by Curtis Mayfield) and the adaptation of Carrie by Stephen King by Brian De Palma (1976).
Sissy Spacek, who starred in Carrieremember : ” It was really wonderful to work with Brian De Palma. He would tell us exactly what he needed, and then he would say, “Within those parameters, you can do whatever you want.” It was really wonderful. »
This year the film The Ballad of Georgia Cortez, directed by Robert M. Young in 1982 and considered a benchmark in the Chicano film movement of the 1980s (starring the young Edward James Olmos), is also on the list. Several films made by LGBTQ+ filmmakers were also included, such as the 1989 video essay by Marlon Riggs, Flip Flops Untiedand Behind Every Good Man by Nikolai Ursin, a 1967 student short that explores the fluidity of the noir genre.
The most recent film of this year is PariahDee Rees’ first feature film of 2011, while the oldest is an 1898 film about the parade of the ” Mardis Gras carnival in New Orleans, recently discovered in a museum in the Netherlands. Several documentaries were also included, such as AtticaCinda Firestone’s look at the 1971 Attica prison uprising; Union Maids, the portrait of three female trade unionists in the 1930s, nominated for an Oscar in 1976; and Betty Tells Her Story, by Liane Brandon in 1972, which is considered the first independent documentary on the women’s movement.
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