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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

What do ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ have in common?

Well, the “Gilligan’s Island” movie project is looking like it’s going to happen, but I’m not going to comment about that because, as the Brits say, sometimes you just have to keep calm and carry on. Moving right along to more interesting news: The Library of Congress today announced its 25 annual choices for its National Film Registry, a fast-growing archive of films selected for special preservation. Among this year’s selections: well-known films such as “Mary Poppins,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “Gilda”; little-known silent films including “A Virtuous Vamp,” “Daughter of Dawn,” and “Ella Cinders” (in related news, the Library of Congress announced earlier this month that about 70 percent of American films from the silent era are irrevocably lost); and other works, including the 2002 experimental film “Decasia” (the most contemporary work on the list), and a 1944 film of a Martha Graham dance performance. The National Film Registry, which began in 1989, now numbers 625 films; you can read the entire list here. Anyone can submit a title for consideration for next year’s list, as long as the film is at least ten years old and “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” Public suggestions are considered and reviewed by the National Film Preservation Board, which reviewed nearly 3,200 submitted titles last year. To learn about how to submit a title, click here.

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