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Mary Poppins, Magnificent Seven, Pulp Fiction Among 25 Classics Being Preserved

"The movies need to be preserved for their cultural, historical or cinematic significance."


In its annual gift to film historians, the Library of Congress has unveiled its list of 25 films to be included in the National Film Registry, saying that the movies need "to be preserved for their cultural, historical or cinematic significance."

And the folks at the Walt Disney Studios should be pretty happy: Mary Poppins is on the list, one day before Disney unveils Saving Mr. Banks, its ode to the making of the 1964 classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

Also included on the Library of Congress list are Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction; The Right Stuff, which chronicled the beginning of the space race; Forbidden Planet, a classic 1956 sci-fi film; 1960's The Magnificent Seven, which featured one of the most iconic soundtracks in film history; and 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Here's the full list:
Bless Their Little Hearts (1984)
Brandy in the Wilderness (1969)
Cicero March (1966)
Daughter of Dawn (1920)
Decasia (2002)
Ella Cinders (1926)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Gilda (1946)
The Hole (1962)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
King of Jazz (1930)
The Lunch Date (1989)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Martha Graham Early Dance Films (1931-44)
Mary Poppins (1964)
Men & Dust (1940)
Midnight (1939)
Notes on the Port of St. Francis (1951)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Quiet Man (1952)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Roger & Me (1989)
A Virtuous Vamp (1919)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)