`Mary Poppins`, `Pulp Fiction` added to National Film Registry
Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 19:21
  
'Mary Poppins', 'Pulp Fiction' added to National Film Registry

Los Angeles: Classic musical fantasy film `Mary Poppins` and hit thriller `Pulp Fiction` are among the latest movies added to the US National Film Registry.



The 1964 musical about a nanny with magical powers and the 1994 crime classic that was awarded the prestigious Palme d`Or at the Cannes Film Festival, are among the 25 motion pictures selected this year by the Library of Congress to be preserved for future generations, reported Variety.

`Roger & Me`, which is Michael Moore`s film about the effects of General Motors plant closings in his hometown of Michigan, also joins the exclusive club.

"Over the years this movie has received many acknowledgements, but this is certainly the one I cherish the most," Moore said.

"Last year I learned that there were no usable prints left of `Roger & Me`. What there was had seriously deteriorated. This is why I am so grateful for the Library of Congress` National Film Registry and the National Film Preservation Board," he added.

Other titles on the list of inductees include `Who`s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf`, and classic western `The Magnificent Seven`.

The oldest films on the list of new additions are `A Virtuous Vamp`, a 1919 silent movie, and 1920`s `Daughter of Dawn`, a love story featuring an all-native American cast.

The Registry was started in 1989 to preserve important movies from America`s history, with as many as 25 selected each year from hundreds of titles nominated by the public. Films must be at least 10 years old to be considered for inclusion.


PTI

First Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 19:21



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