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 National Film Registry Archive

Jeff Usry
Special to Blackflix.com


WASHINGTON -- Director Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, ('89) was among 25 films recently added to the National Film Registry.
     Lee's breakthrough classic about racial tensions during the hottest day in Brooklyn, and the award-winning documentary of the late Dr. Martin Luther King King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis ('70) are among the films the Library of Congress chose for the list.
     Every year the librarian of Congress names 25 films of cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to be added to the registry.
     Other films added to the preservation list (some are available on video) were:

A Street Car Named Desire, 1951

Civilization, 1916

The Docks of New York, 1928

Duck Amuck, 1953

The Emperor Jones, 1933

Gunga Din, 1939

In The Land of the Head Hunters, 1914

Jazz on a Summer's Day, 1959

The Kiss, 1896

Kiss Me Deadly, 1955

Lambchops, 1929

Laura, 1944

Master Hands, 1936

My Man Godfrey, 1936

Night of the Living Dead, 1968

The Plow That Broke the Plains, 1936

Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981

Roman Holiday, 1953

The Shop Around The Corner, 1940

A Street Car Named Desire, 1951

The Ten Commandments, 1956

Trance and Dance in Bali, 1938-39

The Wild Bunch, 1969

Woman of the Year, 1942