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Cultural highlights of 2010

• US library of Congress selected the following 25 films for be added to the National Film Registry. The total number of films selected for preservation now stands at 550.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) d: Elia Kazan
A Trip Down Market Street (1906) Edison 13-minute documentary before the San Francisco earthquake
Airplane! (1980) d: Jim Abrahams, Jerry and David Zucker
All the President's Men (1976) d: Alan J Pakula
The Bargain (1914) William S Hart's first cowboy film
Cry of Jazz (1959) 34-minute short about Chicago music scene
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967) d: George Lucas, 15-minute student short expanded into THX 1138
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) d: Irvin Kershner; sequel to Star Wars
The Exorcist (1973) d: William Friedkin
The Front Page (1931) d: Lewis Milestone
Grey Gardens (1976) d: Albert and David Maysles; cinema verité documentary
I Am Joaquin (1969) Short based on a Rodolfo 'Corky' Gonzales poem about Chicanos in America
It's a Gift (1934) W C Fields
Let There Be Light (1946) d: John Huston; documentary withheld by the US War Department for 35 years
Lonesome (1928) d: Paul Fejos, Hungarian-born filmmaker and scientist
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) d: Leo McCarey
Malcolm X (1992) d: Spike Lee
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) d: Robert Altman Newark Athlete (1891) Edison Laboratory experiment made at West Orange, NJ
Our Lady of the Sphere (1969) d: Lawrence Jordan; experimental animated collages
The Pink Panther (1964) d: Blake Edwards
Preservation of the Sign Language (1913) two-minute demonstration of sign language
Saturday Night Fever (1977) d: John Badham
Study of a River (1996) d: Peter Hutton; experimental documentary
Tarantella (1940) d: Mary Ellen Bute; five-minute avant-garde colour short by a pioneer of visual music and electronic art


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