National Film Registry Class of 2017

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Cardi Acs (imago), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:57 (one year ago) Permalink

I was going to say we've definitely passed the tipping point of film preservation as a thing if it means registering The Goonies, but then I see they somehow managed to forget about Only Angels Have Wings until now and how the fuck?!

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Ace in the Hole

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:59 (one year ago) Permalink

He Who Gets Slapped sounds just as awesome as its title suggests

Simon H., Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:02 (one year ago) Permalink

The Goonies > Ace in the Hole

I'll vote for either OAHW, Wanda, or To Sleep with Anger

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:03 (one year ago) Permalink

He Who Gets Slapped sounds just as awesome as its title suggests

― Simon H., Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:02 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It is! If you get any chance to see it with Alloy Orchestra accompaniment, drop everything!

I, Fanbrat (, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Voted Wanda because I only saw it for the first time this year, on YouTube, and it's so good it needs proper restoration/preservation.

Akdov Telmig (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Per the forums, TCM's TBA programming for tonight turns out to be a special on this year's NFR inductees. The reported titles are THESE AMAZING SHADOWS (2011) (a documentary about the NFR), ACE IN THE HOLE, WANDA , HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, and BOULEVARD NIGHTS. Apparently Leonard Maltin and Carla Hayden (Library of Congress) will host this live.

I, Fanbrat (, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Ace in the Hole and Dumbo are my two favourites of things I've seen on here, tbh the racist bits of Dumbo make it harder to comfortably vote for.

the inclusion of Memento just makes me think there's some kind of Stonecutters conspiracy to foist Nolan's terrible career on the world, there are stupid films I love but not stupid films that think they're oh so clever like this one does

The Dearth of Stollen (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:46 (one year ago) Permalink

To Sleep with Anger is so good, and Glover's smoldering performance is unforgettable.

calzino, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

A lot people say it was a performance of a lifetime by Glover, and they are not wrong.

calzino, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

ace in the hole

flappy bird, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:10 (one year ago) Permalink

gentleman's agreement is awful, one of the worst BP winners.
i am intrigued by He Who Gets Slapped. i'll look for a copy.
voting for dumbo.

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

never really given much of a shit about this

among several others, Wanda is a fine choice

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 December 2017 01:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i've known of He Who gets Slapped for eons, had no idea it was on Vimeo.

cmon Soto, the Wilder movie is worth it for Kirk's "no Yogi Berra" monologue and "Kneeling bags my nylons."

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 December 2017 01:40 (one year ago) Permalink

The NFR is about as credible an indicator of quality as the Oscars. No preservation grants come with induction into the registry, and there's no indication the Library of Congress or other archives prioritize inducted titles. But it gives me a little glimmer of hope when the registry recognizes lesser-known films.

He Who Gets Slapped is also on MOD DVD from Warner Archives. I can't find any indication as to the accompaniment.

I, Fanbrat (, Saturday, 16 December 2017 01:58 (one year ago) Permalink

The These Amazing Shadows documentary is a nice if you are fan of these kinds of film-clip heavy things (I am). Generally, the only real utility that these things have is encouraging the viewer to check out some of the movies, and accordingly, my main takeaway is that I really need to see Baby Face.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Sunday, 17 December 2017 03:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes, you do need to see Baby Face as soon as possible.

I, Fanbrat (, Sunday, 17 December 2017 03:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:21 (one year ago) Permalink

amazed it took so long for Only Angels Have Wings

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 17 December 2017 07:37 (one year ago) Permalink

I love Baby Face!
Ace in the Hole too easy to vote here, here

Nhex, Sunday, 17 December 2017 17:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 29 December 2017 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

More like 10 in the hole!

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Friday, 29 December 2017 00:20 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

The Library of Congress' new National Screening Room ( features Selections from the National Film Registry ( LoC is obviously constrained by copyright issues, but at least some of more obscure NFR titles should be available.

Accattony! Accattoni! Accattoné! (, Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:37 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

The class of 2018:

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Broadcast News (1987)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Cinderella (1950)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908)
Eve's Bayou (1997)
The Girl Without a Soul (1917)
Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy Headed People (1984)
Hearts and Minds (1974)
Hud (1963)
The Informer (1935)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Monterey Pop (1968)
My Fair Lady (1964)
The Navigator (1924)
On the Town (1949)
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Rebecca (1940)
The Shining (1980)
Smoke Signals (1998)
Something Good – Negro Kiss (1898)

TCM's programming for tonight is still TBA but expected to be a selection of these movies; will update when more information available.

I Feel Bad About My Butt (, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:48 (one month ago) Permalink

no idea why people don't start new threads...

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 13:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Because I didn't have time to make a poll.

I Feel Bad About My Butt (, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:06 (one month ago) Permalink

I hear my cue: National Film Registry Class of 2018

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:12 (one month ago) Permalink

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