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Mary Poppins and Pulp Fiction added to National Film Registry

Mary Poppins and Pulp Fiction are among the latest movies added to the U.S. National Film Registry. The Disney classic and Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking crime caper are among 25 films selected to be preserved for posterity in America’s Library Of Congress.
Other titles on the 2013 list of inductees include Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, Michael Moore’s documentary Roger and Me, and classic western The Magnificent Seven.
The oldest films on the list of new additions are A Virtuous Vamp, a 1919 silent movie, and 1920’s Daughter of Dawn, a love story featuring an all-native American cast that was only screened once before its restoration in 2012.
The Registry was started in 1989 to preserve important movies from America’s history, with as many as 25 selected each year from hundreds of titles nominated by the public. Films must be at least 10 years old to be considered for inclusion.
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says, “The National Film Registry stands among the finest summations of more than a century of extraordinary American cinema.”

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