‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘The Shining’ Immortalized in the National Film Registry
Jurassic Park and The Shining are among 25 films being added to the National Film Registry to mark 30 years since its creation. The library has selected movies for preservation because of their cultural, historic, and artistic importance since the registry began in 1988. The 25 new films bring the total number to 750. Brokeback Mountain, My Fair Lady, and Cinderella will also receive the honor—Brokeback Mountain, released in 2005, will become the most recent film on the list. “These cinematic treasures must be protected because they document our history, culture, hopes, and dreams,” said Carla Hayden, the librarian of Congress.