ERIC Number: ED390451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The National Film Registry: Acquiring Our Film Heritage.
Ziegler, Roy A.
The National Film Registry, which is primarily a designated list of films to be preserved by the Library of Congress, is also a valuable tool for selecting "films that are culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant." Following a brief discussion of the history and selection process of the National Film Registry, Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library's effort to provide access to the films using the VHS videotape format is described. An annotated "videography" of the National Film Registry archives (1989-94) is then provided with 150 films listed under the following categories: animation; avant garde; comedy; detective and mystery; documentary; fantasy; horror; musical; science fiction; silent films; war; and westerns. A list of film distributors' addresses and phone numbers is also included. (Contains 19 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeast Missouri State Univ., Cape Girardeau. Kent Library.
Identifiers: Classical Hollywood Films; Historical Background; Library of Congress; National Film Registry; Southeast Missouri State University