Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
David Ayer May Send The Suicide Squad Into Battle
Fury director considering DC Entertainment film
Gary Whitta Hired To Write Mark Millar Adaptation
From Star Wars to Starlight
Pete's Dragon Finds Two Young Stars
Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence score the leads
Supergirl Headed To The Small Screen
US network CBS picks up a show from the pages of DC
Anthony Mackie Says Our Brand Is Crisis
Set to join Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton
Amber Heard Joins Magic Mike XXL
She's snagged a lead role
Nick Frost Heads To Doctor Who
For this year's Christmas episode
Max Borenstein On To Write Godzilla Sequel
He's back with the big beasts
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
28 May 2012
Clarice TV Series To Challenge Hannibal
Lifetime developing its own show
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Silence Of The Lambs
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Silence Of The Lambs Will Be Preserved
National Film Registry list announced

28 December 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

submit to reddit

Silence Of The Lambs Will Be Preserved

Hannibal Lecter will be opening a celebratory bottle of Chianti and finding someone to have for dinner at the news that Jonathan Demme’s 1991 thriller The Silence Of The Lambs is part of the National Film Registry’s typically eclectic list of films to be Preserved For All Time.*

Announced by the Library of Congress across the pond, the list is always made public around this time of year and movies make the cut because, according to Librarian of Congress James H Billington, they are “selected because of their enduring significance to American culture. Our film heritage must be protected because these cinematic treasures document our history and culture and reflect our hopes and dreams."

So what other “treasures” are on there besides the psychopathic slitherings of Doctor Lecter? Robert Zemeckis’ still-divisive, Oscar-scooping Forrest Gump for one, and Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 classic The Kid for another.

Also on the list? Disney's Bambi (1942), Billy Wilder’s drinking drama The Lost Weekend (1945), George Pal’s 1953 take on HG Wells’ The War Of The Worlds and John Ford’s Western epic The Iron Horse (1924).

And it’s not just big, well known titles, either: more obscure work such as 1971 documentary Growing Up Female and child labour drama The Cry Of Children from 1912 is also on there. We’re especially happy to see that Ed Catmull’s ground-breaking work, A Computer Animated Hand is also present, which, while it might be only a minute long, showcases a technique that is one of the roots of today’s effects technology and part of the DNA for Pixar.

To check out the full list, take a look at the LA Times’ report on the announcement.

*Mayan apocalypse not withstanding, of course.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Image From Brave Arrives
And there's a new look at Frankenweenie
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: The Streaming Services Will Be Major Studios
(Or how Hollywood will have to start worrying about Netflix)

The Empire Podcast #129: Liam Neeson Interview
Plus Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay drop by to talk The Riot Club

The Future Of Film: We'll Be Watching Films In Virtual Reality
Immerse cinema aims to become the must-have experience for the filmgoers of the future

The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)