Sunday, December 1, 2013

National Film Registry



The National Film Registry (NFR) is the United States National Film Preservation Board's selection of films for preservation in the Library of Congress. Since 1989, the NFR names to its list up to 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films" each year, showcasing the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation. The Registry includes films ranging from Hollywood classics and independent films to obscure avant-garde and amateur productions. To be eligible for inclusion, a film must be at least ten years old. As of the latest listing, in 2012, there are 600 films preserved in the Registry.


Of the films named to the Registry to date, there have been several GLBT-themed, "gay coded" and "gay favorite" movies included. These are listed below by the year they were included in the Registry:

1989:

1990:

1991:

1992:

1993:
  • Touch of Evil

1994:

1995:

1996:

1997:
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
  • West Side Story
  • Wings

1998:

1999:

2000:

2001:

2002:
  • Beauty and the Beast

2003:

2004:
  • Ben-Hur

2005:

2006:
  • Blazing Saddles

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:
  • Gilda
  • Mary Poppins
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

2014:

2015:
  • Imitation of Life
  • Portrait of Jason
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Top Gun

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