Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Films That Are Now National Treasures

A list of the 25 films being added to the National Film Registry... and on the list is one of my favorite films from when I was a kid - INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN. That may have been the film that started me reading Richard Matheson novels. Two more great films I love are also on the list - THE MUPPET MOVIE and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. It's great when amazing works of art like these are acknowledged. Oh, and DOG DAY AFTERNOON and MARK OF ZORRO and the others on the list aren't bad either!

• "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975)

• "The Exiles" (1961)

• "Heroes All" (1920)

• "Hot Dogs for Gauguin" (1972)

• "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957)

• "Jezebel" (1938)

• "The Jungle" (1967)

• "The Lead Shoes" (1949)

• "Little Nemo" (1911)

• "Mabel's Blunder" (1914)

• "The Mark of Zorro" (1940)

• "Mrs. Miniver" (1942)

• "The Muppet Movie" (1979)

• "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968)

• "Pillow Talk" (1959)

• "Precious Images" (1986)

• "Quasi at the Quackadero" (1975)

• "The Red Book" (1994)

• "The Revenge of the Pancho Villa" (1930-36)

• "Scratch and Crow" (1995)

• "Stark Love" (1927)

• "The Story of G.I. Joe" (1945)

• "A Study in Reds" (1932)

• "Thriller" (1983)

• "Under Western Stars" (1938)

- Bill


Rusty James said...

Read an online (phone) interview with Richard Matheson stating that Keenan Ivory Wayans was looking to direct a Comedy-Remake of INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN.

Interview took place a couple years ago, but who knows?

Matheson (at the moment) is my favourite horror author. Great stuff.

Richard J. McKenzie said...

Happy New Year to Bill and all his fans.

The Story of G.I. Joe -
'General Eisenhower called this the finest war film he had ever seen'.

This is a story of correspondent Ernie Pyle with the US infantry in Italy '43-'44. Most highly recommended. Not at all your usual clean-uniformed American war film.
For a really fun evening, double-bill this movie with 'The Green Berets'. You'll cry, then you'll laugh.

Double-Bill. There's a clone joke in there, somewhere.

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