May 23, 2017  

'Empire Strikes Back' and More Iconic Films Preserved

December 29, 2010 (3:29 am) GMT
Others to be preserved as American national treasures with an induction are 'The Exorcist', 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'The Pink Panther'.
'Empire Strikes Back' and More Iconic Films Preserved

Iconic films including "The Empire Strikes Back", "The Exorcist" and "Saturday Night Fever" are to be preserved as American national treasures with an induction into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Twenty five films have been selected to be stored in the national archives as part of an annual drive to preserve movies with artistic, cultural or historical significance. George Lucas' 1980 sci-fi sequel is among the 2010 inductees and will join the "Star Wars" film in the archive, while "Saturday Night Fever", starring a disco-dancing , horror classic "The Exorcist", and political thriller "All the President's Men" also make the list.

A poignant addition to the archives this year is "Airplane!", just a month after the death of its star , while "The Pink Panther" is also included. The film's writer/director Blake Edwards died earlier this month.

Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Are Spotted on Movie Date in Chicago
  2. Mac Miller Wants to Cancel His Tour to Be by Ariana Grande's Side After Concert Bombing
  3. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' New Vanity Fair Covers Offer New Look at Cast Members
  4. Jennifer Lopez Shares Sweet Picture With Alex Rodriguez, Dubs Him Her Man Crush
  5. Jimmy Kimmel Predicts Rachel Lindsay's 'The Bachelorette' Final 3
  6. Rain and Kim Tae Hee Are Expecting Their First Child
  7. Iggy Azalea Addresses Feud With Adam Lambert: 'This Is Completely Entertainment'
  8. SISTAR Disbands After 7 Years, Members Pen Heartfelt Handwritten Letters to Fans