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'My Fair Lady.' 'Brokeback' added to film registry
2018-12-21

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On Dec. 12, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the annual selection of "25 of the country's most influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation's film heritage," according to the Library of Congress website.

Some of the films include My Fair Lady ( 1964 ), Brokeback Mountain ( 2005 ), The Shining ( 1980 ), Something Good—Negro Kiss ( 1898 ), Cinderella ( 1950 ), Eve's Bayou ( 1997 ), Broadcast News ( 1987 ) and Jurassic Park ( 1993 ).

Brokeback Mountain—a contemporary Western drama that won the Academy Award for best screenplay ( by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana ) and Golden Globe awards for best drama, director ( Ang Lee ) and screenplay—focuses on a secret and tragic love affair between two closeted gay ranch hands ( portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger ).

The Library of Congress is the world's largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on site and online.


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