And my personal Mt. Everest just got a bit taller.
Here are (in chronological order) the 25 films selected for the National Film Registry in 2017. Films noted with an asterisk are films that I submitted on my nomination ballot.
Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)
The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)
Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s-1930s)
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-1938)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)*
Lives of Performers (1972)
Time and Dreams (1976)
Boulevard Nights (1979)
The Goonies (1985)
La Bamba (1987)
Die Hard (1988)*
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
Field of Dreams (1989)
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
4 Little Girls (1997)
These 25 films have been added to my official rotation, the first write-up will appear on this blog in February 2018.
In addition, the Library of Congress’ YouTube channel has added a selection of films from the Registry. Check it out, I know I will.