"Born Yesterday," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "A Christmas Story" Among 25 Films Added to National Film Registry
By Andrew Gans
The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced Dec. 19 the 25 motion pictures that have been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
These motion pictures represent "important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking," according to the Library of Congress.
"Established by Congress in 1989, the National Film Registry spotlights the importance of preserving America’s unparalleled film heritage," said Billington in a statement. "These films are not selected as the ‘best’ American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture. They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation."
This year’s selections bring the number of films in the registry to 600.
Films selected to the 2012 National Film Registry follow:
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
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