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#41 Darrel Manson

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:05 AM

The LOC press release with comments about each film

In the day I've had to ponder this, I'm a bit underwhelmed. Has it gotten to the point that we're preserving Canadian shorts like Scratch and Crow? (OK, I've never seen it, I just need to tweak the noses of those north of the 49th)

#42 Darrel Manson

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:16 AM

The Class of 2010

Airplane!

Malcolm X

The Exorcist


and my favorite addition: McCabe and Mrs. Miller

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#43 Darrel Manson

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:07 AM

The class of 2011 announced.

My first thoughts: You mean Bambi, The Lost Weekend and The Kid weren't already on the list??? Think I need to look up Faces and The Twentieth Century. The Negro Soldier looks interesting too

(update: I put a hold on The Negro Soldier at the library.)

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#44 Darrel Manson

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:44 AM

If you live in So Cal, These Amazing Shadows, a doc about the National Film Registry will play this Sunday at 5pm on PBS station KOCE. Don't know if it is playing elsewhere. Part of Independent Lens series.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:04 PM

If you live in So Cal, These Amazing Shadows, a doc about the National Film Registry will play this Sunday at 5pm on PBS station KOCE. Don't know if it is playing elsewhere. Part of Independent Lens series.

You can look here to see if/when it plays on your PBS station

#46 Darrel Manson

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

I'm sorry I'm so late with the Class of 2012

Films Selected to the 2012 National Film Registry
  • 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  • The Augustas (1930s-1950s)
  • Born Yesterday (1950)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight (1897)
  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • Hours for Jerome: Parts 1 and 2 (1980-82)
  • The Kidnappers Foil (1930s-1950s)
  • Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests (1922)
  • A League of Their Own (1992)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair (1939)
  • One Survivor Remembers (1995)
  • Parable (1964)
  • Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia (1990)
  • Slacker (1991)
  • Sons of the Desert (1933)
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
  • They Call It Pro Football (1966)
  • The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
  • Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (1914)
  • The Wishing Ring; An Idyll of Old England (1914)
A few coments:

Two-Lane Blacktop finally made it. I know fans have been pushing ofr it for years. I never saw the appeal.

Anybody know about Parable?It's not in Netflix or in the LA County Library System

In the 1930s, a number of Protestant groups, concerned about the perceived meretricious effects of Hollywood films, began producing non-theatrical motion pictures to spread the gospel of Jesus. "Parable" followed a filmmaking tradition that has not very often been recognized in general accounts of American film history. One of the most acclaimed and controversial films in this tradition, "Parable" debuted at the New York World’s Fair in May 1964 as the main attraction of the Protestant and Orthodox Center. Without aid of dialogue or subtitles, the film relies on music and an allegorical story that represents the "Circus as the World," in the words of Rolf Forsberg, who wrote and co-directed the film with Tom Rook for the Protestant Council of New York. "Parable" depicts Jesus as an enigmatic, chalk-white, skull-capped circus clown who takes on the sufferings of oppressed workers, including women and minorities. The film generated controversy even before its initial screening. The fair’s president Robert Moses sought to have it withdrawn. Other fair organizers resigned with one exclaiming, "No one is going to make a clown out of my Jesus." A disgruntled minister threatened to riddle the screen with shotgun holes if the film was shown. Undaunted, viewers voted overwhelmingly to keep the film running, and it became one of the fair’s most popular attractions. Newsweek proclaimed it "very probably the best film at the fair" and Time described it as "an art film that got religion." The Fellini- and Bergman-inspired film received the 1966 Religious Film Award of the National Catholic Theatre Conference, along with honors at the 1966 Cannes, Venice and Edinburgh film festivals. It subsequently became a popular choice for screenings in both liberal and conservative churches.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for that info, Darrel -- I may have to blog it.

We have a thread on Parable and its director here. I probably still have my VHS copy somewhere.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:48 AM

2013's selections:

 

  1. Bless Their Little Hearts (1984)
  2. Brandy in the Wilderness (1969)
  3. Cicero March (1966)
  4. Daughter of Dawn (1920)
  5. Decasia (2002)
  6. Ella Cinders (1926)
  7. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  8. Gilda (1946)
  9. The Hole (1962)
  10. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  11. King of Jazz (1930)
  12. The Lunch Date (1989)
  13. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  14. Martha Graham Early Dance Films (1931-1944)
  15. Mary Poppins (1964)
  16. Men and Dust (1940)
  17. Midnight (1939)
  18. Notes on the Port of St. Francis (1951)
  19. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  20. The Quiet Man (1952)
  21. The Right Stuff (1983)
  22. Roger & Me (1989)
  23. A Virtuous Vamp (1919)
  24. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  25. Wild Boys of the Road (1933)


#49 Darrel Manson

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:54 AM

This is a very good class. I'll have to start looking to see what's in the library system.  (I love living in LA County)