The Horse’s Head: Class of 2017


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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