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America's Film Legacy

 
 
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The Leonard Lopate Show / December 18, 2009 / America’s Film Legacy
America’s Film Legacy
Friday, December 18, 2009


Daniel Eagan has compiled a comprehensive guide to the 500 most significant films ever made in the United States, from big-budget blockbusters to experimental shorts. America’s Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry presents the films that make up the backbone of American cinema"from the well-known, such as "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca" to the obscure "Blacksmithing Scene," and "Free Radicals."


Highlights from the list of Titles in the National Film Registry
Chronological Order


1893
Blacksmithing Scene
1894
Dickson Experimental Sound Film
1901
President McKinley Inauguration Footage
1903
The Great Train Robbery
1906
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18, 1906
1914
Gertie the Dinosaur
1915
The Birth of a Nation
1923
Safety Last!
1924
The Thief of Bagdad
Sherlock, Jr.

1925
The Gold Rush
The Freshman

1927
The General
The Jazz Singer

1928
Steamboat Willie
The Fall of the House of Usher


1930
All Quiet on the Western Front
1931
Little Caesar
City Lights
The Public Enemy
Frankenstein

1932
Scarface
Grand Hotel

1933
King Kong
42nd Street
Gold Diggers of 1933
Duck Soup

1934
It Happened One Night
The Thin Man

1935
Bride of Frankenstein
A Night at the Opera

1936
Modern Times
1937
Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage
1938
March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany
Bringing Up Baby

1939
Gunga Din
Stagecoach
Wuthering Heights
The Wizard of Oz
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


1940
His Girl Friday
The Grapes of Wrath
Pinocchio
The Great Dictator
Fantasia
The Bank Dick
The Philadelphia Story


1941
Citizen Kane
The Maltese Falcon

1942
Casablanca
1943
Shadow of a Doubt
1944
Double Indemnity
Laura
Meet Me in St. Louis
National Velvet

1946
The Big Sleep
The Killers
Notorious
It’s a Wonderful Life

1947
Miracle on 34th Street
1948
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

1949
Adam’s Rib
Twelve O’Clock High


1950
The Asphalt Jungle
Sunset Boulevard
All About Eve

1951
The Day the Earth Stood Still
An American in Paris
Duck and Cover
The African Queen

1952
Singin’ in the Rain
High Noon

1953
Duck Amuck
Shane
From Here to Eternity
Roman Holiday

1954
Rear Window
A Star Is Born

1955
Marty
Oklahoma!
Rebel Without a Cause

1956
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Ten Commandments

1957
12 Angry Men
Sweet Smell of Success
What’s Opera, Doc?
The Bridge on the River Kwai

1958
Touch of Evil
Vertigo
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

1959
Some Like It Hot
North by Northwest
Ben-Hur


1960
Psycho
House of Usher
The Apartment

1961
A Raisin in the Sun
The Hustler
West Side Story

1962
The Manchurian Candidate
Lawrence of Arabia
To Kill a Mockingbird

1963
The Nutty Professor
Zapruder Film of the Kennedy Assassination

1964
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1965
The Sound of Music
1967
In the Heat of the Night
Bonnie and Clyde
Cool Hand Luke
In Cold Blood
The Graduate

1968
Planet of the Apes
2001: A Space Odyssey

Night of the Living Dead
Bullitt

1969
Midnight Cowboy
The Wild Bunch
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


1970
MASH
Patton
Five Easy Pieces

1971
Shaft
The French Connection
Harold and Maude

1972
Cabaret
The Godfather
Deliverance

1973
Enter the Dragon
Mean Streets
The Sting

1974
Blazing Saddles
The Conversation
Chinatown

A Woman Under the Influence
The Godfather, Part II
Young Frankenstein

1975
Nashville
Jaws
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1976
Taxi Driver
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Rocky
Network

1977
Annie Hall
Star Wars
Eraserhead
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1978
National Lampoon’s Animal House
Days of Heaven
Halloween
The Deer Hunter

1979
Manhattan
Alien
Apocalypse Now

The Black Stallion


1980
Return of the Secaucus 7
Raging Bull

1981
Raiders of the Lost Ark
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

1982
Blade Runner
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Koyaanisqatsi
Tootsie

1984
This Is Spinal Tap
The Terminator

1985
Back to the Future
1986
Hoosiers
1988
The Thin Blue Line
1989
Do the Right Thing

1990
GoodFellas
Dances With Wolves

1991
Daughters of the Dust
Boyz n the Hood
Beauty and the Beast

1993
Groundhog Day
Schindler’s List
1995
Toy Story
1996
Fargo

My Editorial Comment: RED = MUST SEE

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/2009/12/18/segments/146506
http://filmlegacy.net/The_Films.html
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2009 05:33 pm
@tsarstepan,
Gad! That provided an armload of nostalgia, just reading those titles! (Believe it or not, there are two or three films there that I've not only never seen but that I've never heard of.)
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talk72000
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2009 07:05 pm
@tsarstepan,
I have only see 10-20% of them. Embarrassed Crying or Very sad
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2009 07:15 pm
Interesting list. tsar. I shall return later, when not on the run.

One thing: I have been attempting to find a DVD copy of Return of the Secaucus 7 for years, now. With absolutely no success. I'm curious to know whether you think it's worth persisting. (I notice it's not one of your red films.)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2009 07:25 pm
@msolga,
It's a very good John Sayles film. Not a great John Sayles' film like Limbo, Lone Star, or Men With Guns.
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2009 07:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
Ah. I'd read reasonable reviews. I have no idea of why it's non-existent in the video shops I frequent. Thanks.
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