Did anyone actually think Schindler’s List was going to disappear?

From a blog I used to have called Otherpeoplesblogs.

So, The Library of Congress selects a bunch of films every year that they feel should be preserved for the ages. You’re lying if you say you have heard of them all, much less seen them all.

“Ben-Hur” (1959), “The Blue Bird” (1918), “A Bronx Morning” (1931), “Clash of the Wolves” (1925), “The Court Jester” (1956), “D.O.A.” (1950), “Daughters of the Dust” (1991), “Duck and Cover” (1951), “Empire”“Empire” (1964), “Enter the Dragon” (1973), “Eraserhead” (1978), “Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers” (1980), “Going My Way” (1944), “Jailhouse Rock” (1957), “Kannapolis, NC” (1941), “Lady Helen’s Escapade” (1909), “The Nutty Professor” (1963), “OffOn” (1968), “Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor” (1936), “Pups Is Pups” (1930), “Schindler’s List” (1993), “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954), “Swing Time” (1936), “There It Is” (1928), “Unforgiven” (1992).

From Variety:

Latest selections span 1909 to 1993 and “encompass films ranging from Hollywood classics to lesser-known but still vital works,” the Library of Congress said in a statement Tuesday. The pics, it added, aren’t necessarily either “the best” or “the most famous.”

Good to see they had an explanation for “Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers”, the documentary about the Gilroy Garlic Festival. (An event that I’ve been meaning to go to for years, but always remember to go about a week too late.)

Wish there was a movie blog to discuss this list in a more intelligent way than I have just done.

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~ by Sarah Sprague on December 28, 2004.

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