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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Classic Films that still have not made it to the Library Congress and have a cultural impact:

Tarzan the Ape Man
Dinner at Eight
Anna Karenina
Mutiny on the Bounty
Camille
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Rebecca
Meet John Doe
Ball of Fire
Dumbo
Gaslight
Leave Her to Heaven
Gilda
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Yearling
The Bishop's Wife
Key Largo
Born Yesterday
Cinderella
Father of the Bride
Harvey
Alice in Wonderland
Mogambo
Peter Pan
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Robe
Stalag 17
The Caine Mutiny
20,000 Leagues under the Sea
East of Eden
Guys and Dolls
Lady and the Tramp
Mister Roberts
Picnic
The Seven Year Itch
To Catch a Thief
How to Marry a Millionaire
Anastasia
Bus Stop
Forbidden Planet
The King and I
Witness for the Prosecution
Auntie Mame
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Defiant Ones
Sleeping Beauty
Spartacus
Breakfast at Tiffany's
101 Dalmatians
Splendor in the Grass
The Parent Trap
Days of Wine and Roses
Gidget
The Longest Day
The Miracle Worker
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
The Birds
Bye Bye Birdie
Charade
The Great Escape
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Lillies in the Field
Mary Poppins
My Fair Lady
Doctor Zhivago
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The Dirty Dozen
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
The Jungle Book
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Wait Until Dark
Funny Girl
The Odd Couple
Rosemary's Mary


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Well, not all of these are very good movies. Neither, of course, are some of the ones they've chosen (*cough* Forrest Gump *cough* Beauty and the Beast). In general, this has already been touched upon here and... well, there's little to no accounting for how these things are decided upon. I assume they have their little committee and they take ridiculous votes.

Just took a look and... the Roger Corman directed adaptation of House of Usher is in there. What was it that Luke was saying just a few months back when he reviewed that Roger Corman documentary, about him not being a good director...? I'd say that's one thing they did right but, 1964's Masque of the Red Death was superior.

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I would dare any good movie buff to list more than Five movies that don't belong on this list. These are classic films and each one has its own claim to fame in the years since its release.

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dvdjunkie wrote:
I would dare any good movie buff to list more than Five movies that don't belong on this list. These are classic films and each one has its own claim to fame in the years since its release.

I'm arguing film quality more than fame. But I also already stated plain as day that I don't believe they have a reliable method for selecting films. If Forrest Gump- why not Shawshank Redemption as well? I think they're both painfully, freakishly overrated films; but: where's the consistency? I don't really consider myself a movie buff. I watch almost all my movies for something more than just to affirm what other people, who made the hype responsible for me seeing it, see in it.

And, technically, I guess I only poked my head in this thread because a thought occurred to me. Perhaps it doesn't add much to the discussion but here it is anyway.

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toplaycool22 wrote:
The King and I
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Birds
Mary Poppins
My Fair Lady
Doctor Zhivago
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Funny Girl
Rosemary's Baby

There's not a single film on that list that I can't say doesn't belong, but I cannot believe Mary Poppins wasn't added long ago. And that list contains several Oscar-winning performances that need to be preserved for all time:
The King And I - Best Actor (Yul Brynner)
Mary Poppins - Best Actress (Julie Andrews)
My Fair Lady - Best Actor (Rex Harrison)
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf - Best Actress (Elizabeth Taylor), Best Supporting Actress (Sandy Dennis)
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn)
Funny Girl - Best Actress (Barbra Streisand)
Rosemary's Baby - Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon)

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Glad to see the National Film Registry discussed here and lists of films that should be included. PLEASE submit your lists to the Registry. Public nominations do influence the National Film Preservation Board and the Librarian of Congress who select the 25 finalists each year.

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What I could see making the list (feel free to disagree)

101 Dalmatians (1961)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Mary Poppins (1964)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Superman: The Movie (1978)
T2: Judgement Day (1991)

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If there's no Pulp Fiction in their thing, tell me I can rest assure that there's no Reservoir Dogs either. (Please.)

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I doubt either film will make the list anytime soon. Both are just okay in my book to be honest. Also none have anything really significant about them to make the list.

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