‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Shining’ added to National Film Registry
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs’ return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.
The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films “Jurassic Park,” ”Brokeback Mountain” and “My Fair Lady” are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year.
The national library also chose a few more memorable titles such as “The Shining,” ”Eve’s Bayou” and “Broadcast News.”
Several films showcased the ethnic diversity of American cinema. 1998’s “Smoke Signals” (1998) and “Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency” from 1908 explored the culture of Native Americans.
The library selects movies for preservation because of their cultural, historic and artist importance. The registry’s total number of films is now 750.