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'Mary Poppins' and 'Pulp Fiction' among films added to National Film Registry

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On Wednesday, December 18 (2013) the Library of Congress is inducting 25 films, deemed to be culturally, aesthetically or historically important, into the National Film Registry to be preserved for their significance. This year's selections include Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction,' the space program film 'The Right Stuff,' and the 1956 Science Fiction classic, 'Forbidden Planet.'

The films chosen this year span from 1919 to 2002 and include Hollywood classics, documentaries, silent films, independents and experimental films. Established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, Congress created the program to ensure that significant films from American movie history are preserved for years to come.

The complete list of inductees added to the National Film Registry for 2013 is listed below:

  • 'Bless Their Little Hearts' (1984)
  • 'Brandy in the Wilderness' (1969 or 1971)
  • 'Cicero March' (1966)
  • 'Daughter of Dawn' (1920)
  • 'Decasia' (2002)
  • 'Ella Cinders' (1926)
  • 'Forbidden Planet' (1956)
  • 'Gilda' (1946)
  • 'The Hole' (1962)
  • 'Judgment at Nuremberg' (1961)
  • 'King of Jazz' (1930)
  • 'The Lunch Date' (1989)
  • 'The Magnificent Seven' (1960)
  • Martha Graham Early Dance Films Group (1931-44) ('Heretic', 1931; 'Frontier', 1936; 'Lamentation', 1943; 'Appalachian Spring', 1944)
  • 'Mary Poppins' (1964)
  • 'Men and Dust' (1940)
  • 'Midnight' (1939)
  • 'Notes on the Port of St. Francis' (1951)
  • 'Pulp Fiction' (1994)
  • 'The Quiet Man' (1952)
  • 'The Right Stuff' (1983)
  • 'Roger & Me' (1989)
  • 'A Virtuous Vamp' (1919)
  • 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (1966)
  • 'Wild Boys of the Road' (1933)

(Photos Courtesy The Hollywood Archive)

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