The Horse’s Head: Class of 2017

national-film-registry

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)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
  • Ace in the Hole (1951)
  • Spartacus (1960)*
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)*
  • Wanda (1971)
  • Lives of Performers (1972)
  • Time and Dreams (1976)
  • Superman (1978)
  • 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)
  • Titanic (1997)*
  • Memento (2000)

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.

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