‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Added To National Film Registry

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The 25 motion pictures joining the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress:

“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 Colleen Moore.

“Forbidden Planet” (1956): Sci-fi thriller, loosely based the Bard’s “The Tempest,” has inspired contemporary filmmakers.

“Gilda” (1946): Film noir romance starring Glenn Flord 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.

“Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961): Stanley Kramer’s drama chronicling the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal for which Maximilian Schell won the best actor Oscar.

“King of Jazz” (1930): Early musical revue in two-strip Technicolor featuring orchestra leader Paul Whiteman and a young Bing Crosby.

“The Lunch Date” (1989): Adam Davidson’s 10-minute Columbia University student film that won the 1990 Student Academy Award.

“The Magnificent Seven” (1960): John Sturges directed this western remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 “Seven Samurai” starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.

“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 Academy Awards including best actress for Julie Andrews and best song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee.”

“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 Mitchell Leisen and penned by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett.

“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 John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and Tarantino his first screenplay Oscar.

“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 Roger Smith.

“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, Richard Burton, and George Segal and Sandy Dennis also earned Oscar nominations.

“Wild Boys of the Road” (1933): William Wellman’s socially conscious drama follows the lives of several teens living on the road and riding the rails during the Great Depression.

The complete┬áThe new additions brings the total number of films in the Library of Congress’ Film Registry to 625.

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