[lit-ideas] Re: What a day!

  • From: cblitid@xxxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:37:05 +0200

On 24-Jul-12, at 9:05 AM, I wrote:

Today's 'Kalenderblatt' commemorates the premiere of Fred Zinnemann's film HIGH NOON in New York on this day in 1952. ... I note that HIGH NOON was selected for preservation as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States National Film Registry at the Library of Congress in the first year of its existence.

List members might be interested to learn what other movies (25 in all) were on the United States National Film Registry's inaugural list of "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" films.

In alphabetical order, with year of release:

Best Years of Our Lives, The 1946
Casablanca 1942
Citizen Kane 1941
Crowd, The 1928
Doctor Strangelove 1964
General, The 1927
Gone With the Wind 1939
Grapes of Wrath, The 1940
High Noon 1952
Intolerance 1916
Learning Tree, The 1969
Maltese Falcon, The 1941
Modern Times 1936
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939
Nanook of the North 1922
On the Waterfront 1954
Searchers, The 1956
Singin’ in the Rain 1952
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
Some Like It Hot 1959
Star Wars 1977
Sunrise 1927
Sunset Boulevard 1950
Vertigo 1958
Wizard of Oz, The 1939

Chris Bruce,
ever interested in what's "culturally,
historically, or aesthetically significant",
in Kiel, Germany

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