'The Invisible Man' and other classics head for film archive

As part of its ongoing effort to preserve America's movie heritage, the Library of Congress annually picks 25 films to add to the National Film Registry. As 2008 ended, it named its latest selections, which brings to 500 the number of films that the library's National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Va., is working to digitize. As usual, the latest selections are a diverse lot and include everything from a Hollywood hit like "The Terminator," which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1984; to a 1956 home movie of a family's trip to Disneyland; to a 1910 work by the first movie director of native American ancestry. The complete list is posted on the Library of Congress's website. Ten of the big-screen, studio movies among the new selections are listed chronologically below, with the year each was released:

  • "The Perils of Pauline" (1914)
  • "So's Your Old Man" (1926)
  • "The Invisible Man" (1933)
  • "Sergeant York" (1941)
  • "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950)
  • "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" (1958)
  • "Flower Drum Song" (1961)
  • "In Cold Blood" (1967)
  • "Deliverance" (1972)
  • "The Terminator" (1984)
  • Associated Press
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