Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Dirty Harry, and A League of Their Own will be preserved for their enduring significance in American culture at by the Library of Congress, along with A Christmas Story and some pioneering sports movies.
They are among 25 selections the library is inducting Wednesday into the National Film Registry. Congress created the program in 1989 to preserve films for their cultural or historical significance. The latest additions bring the registry to 600 films that include Hollywood features, documentaries, independent films and early experimental flicks.
The newest film chosen for preservation is 1999’s The Matrix, noted for its state-of-the-art special effects and computer-generated animation with a style that drew on Hong Kong action films and Japanese anime to change science fiction filmmaking, curators noted. READ FULL STORY