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Jurassic Park and The Shining enter National Film Registry

Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Orson Welles, John Ford, Blake Edwards, Sam Fuller, D.A. Pennebaker, George Cukor, James L. Brooks and Ang Lee films are among the latest bunch of movies picked to enter the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

The 30th annual selection of 25 films are considered “culturally, historically or aesthetically” important to our nation’s cultural heritage. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the films include Hitchcock’s first American feature, Rebecca (1949); the noir classics Leave Her to Heaven (1945) and Welles’ The Lady From Shanghai (1947); Spielberg’s groundbreaking dinosaur tale Jurassic Park (1993); Edwards’ bitter commentary about alcoholism, Days of Wine and Roses (1962); Kubrick’s chilling The Shining (1980); Buster Keaton’s ingenious The Navigator (1924); Kasi Lemmons’ eerie family drama, Eve’s Bayou (1997); Smoke Signals (1998), the first feature to be written, directed and co-produced by Native Americans; and Lee’s love story Brokeback Mountain (2005), which is now the most recent film on the Registry.

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