The <http://lcweb.loc.gov/film/>National Film Preservation Board
(NFPB), authorized and established by the National Film Preservation
Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-285; 2 U.S.C. 179), serves as a public advisory
group to the Librarian of Congress. The Board consists of 40 members and
alternates representing the film industry, archives, scholars, filmmakers
and others who make up the diverse American motion picture community. As
its primary mission, the Board works to ensure the survival, conservation
and increased public availability of America's film heritage, including:
advising the Librarian on the annual selection of films to the National
Film Registry, and counseling the Librarian on development and
implementation of the national film preservation plan.
The films added for 1998 are:
"The Bride of Frankenstein"
(Universal, 1935) (75 minutes, B&W) Producer, Carl Laemmle Jr.; director,
James Whale; writers, John Balderston, William Hurlbut, based on the novel
by Mary W. Shelley; cast, Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger, Elsa
Lanchester, Valerie Hobson, Una O'Connor, O.P. Heggie.
(American Documentary Films, Inc., 1939) (45 mins., B&W) Directors, Willard
Van Dyke and Ralph Steiner; writer, Henwar Rodakiewicz, based on an outline
by Pare Lorentz.
(Peabody Museum, 1964) (85 minutes, Technicolor) Director/narrator Robert
Gardner; writer, Peter Mathieson.
"Don't Look Back"
(Leacock-Pennebaker, Inc., 1967) (96 minutes, B&W) Producers, Albert
Grossman, John Court; cast, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price,
Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Tito Burns, Derroll Adams, Allen Ginsburg.
(Raybert Prods.-Pando Co./Columbia, 1969) (94 minutes, Technicolor)
Producer, Peter Fonda; director, Dennis Hopper; writers, Fonda, Hopper,
Terry Southern; cast, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Robert
Walker Jr., Luane Anders, Karen Black.
(Warner Bros., 1993) (89 mins., B&W) Director, Lloyd Bacon; writers, Rian
James, James Seymour, based on the Bradford Ropes novel; cast, Warner
Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel,
Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks, Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins.
"From the Manger to the Cross"
(Kalem, 1912) (B&W, silent) Director, Sidney Olcott; writer, Gene Gauntier;
cast, R. Henderson Bland, Gene Gauntier, Percy Dyer, Alice Hollister, Helen
Lindroth, Jack J. Clark, J.P. McGowan, Robert Vignola, Sidney Baber.
(aka Deadly is the Female) (United Artists, 1949) Producers, Frank and
Maurice King; director, Joseph H. Lewis; writers, MacKinlay Kantor, Millard
Kaufman, based on Kantor's "Saturday Evening Post" story; cast, Peggy
Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky, Anabel Shaw, Harry
Lewis, Nedrick Young, Rusty Tamblyn.
(Filmmakers/RKO, 1953) (71 minutes, B&W) Producer, Collier Young; director,
Ida Lupino; writers, Young, Lupino, Robert Joseph, based on a story by
Daniel Mainwaring; cast, Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman,
Jose Torvay, Sam Hayes, Wendell Niles, Jean Del Val, Clark Howat, Natividad
(Mutual, 1917) (B&W, silent) Director/writer, Charles Chaplin; Cast,
Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Kitty Bradbury, Albert
Austin, Henry Bergman, John Rand.
"The Last Picture Show"
(BBS/Columbia, 1971) (118 minutes, B&W) Producer, Stephen Friedman;
director, Peter Bogdanovich; writers, Larry McMurtry, Bogdanovich, based on
McMurtry's novel; cast, Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben
Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gallger, Sam
Bottoms, Sharon Taggart, Randy Quaid.
"Little Miss Marker"
(Paramount, 1934) (78 minutes, B&W) Producer, B.P. Schulberg; director,
Alexander Hall; writers, William Lipman, Sam Hellman, Gladys Lehman, based
on the Damon Runyon short story; cast Adolphe Menjou, Dorothy Dell, Charles
Bickford, Shirley Temple, Lynne Overman, Warren Hymer, Sam Hardy, John
Kelly, Frank McGlynn, Sr., Jack Sheehan, Sam Hardy, Tammany Young.
"The Lost World"
(First National, 1925) (B&W, silent) Director Harry O. Hoyt; writer, Marion
Fairfax, based on the Arthur Conan Doyle novel; cast, Bessie Love, Lloyd
Hughes, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Arthur Hoyt, Bull Montana.
(Film Unit of the Division of Community Education, Puerto Rico, 1956) (35
mins) Producer Otoniel Vila; director, Benji Doniger; writers, Benji
Doniger, Luis A. Maisonet, Rene Marques, based on a short story by Domingo
"The Ox-Bow Incident"
(20th Century-Fox, 1943) (76 mins., B&W) Producer, Lamar Trotti; Director,
William Wellman, writer Lamar Trotti, based on the novel by Walter van
Tilburg Clark; cast, Henry Fonda, Henry Morgan, Dana Andrews, Anthony
Quinn, Harry Davenport, Frank Conroy, Francis Ford, Leigh Whipper, Mary
Beth Hughes, Jane Darwell.
"Pass the Gravy"
(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1928) (B&W, silent) Producer, Hal Roach; director,
Fred L. Guiol; cast, Max Davidson, Martha Sleeper, Bert Sprotte, Gene
Morgan, "Spec" O' Donnell.
"The Phantom of the Opera"
(Universal, 1925) (B&W, silent) Director, Rupert Julian; writers, Raymond
Schroek, Elliot Clawson, based on the Gaston Leroux novel; cast, Lon
Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Snitz Edwards, Gibson Gowland, John
Sainpolis, Virginia Pearson, Arthur Edmund Carewe.
"Powers of Ten"
(Charles and Ray Eames, 1978) (9 minutes, color) Directors, Charles and Ray
"The Public Enemy"
(Warner Bros., 1931) (83 mins., B&W) Director, William Wellman; writers,
Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, adapation by Harvey Thew; cast, James Cagney,
Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell, Donald Cook, Leslie Fenton, Beryl
Mercer, Mae Clarke.
(Fox Film Corp., 1922) (B&W, silent) Director/writer, Lynn Reynolds; cast,
Tom Mix, J. Farrell MacDonald, Eva Novak, Sid Jordan, William Buckley,
Adele Warner, Wynn Mace, Pat Chrisman.
(Walt Disney, 1928) (B&W, sound) Producers, Roy and Walt Disney; director,
Walt Disney; writers, Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks.
"Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse"
(Barney Elliot & The Camera Shop in Tacoma, 1940) Cinematographers, Barney
Elliott and co-workers at the Camera Shop.
(Columbia, 1982) (116 mins., Technicolor) Producers, Sydney Pollack, Dick
Richards; writers, Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, from a story by Don
McGuire and Gelbart; cast, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney
Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Geena
"Twelve O'Clock High"
(20th Century-Fox, 1949) (132 mins., B&W) Producer, Darryl F. Zanuck;
director, Henry King; writers, Sly Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr., based on their
novel; cast, Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Dean Jagger, Millard
Mitchell, Robert Arthur, Paul Stewart, John Kellogg.
"Westinghouse Works 1904"
(American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904) (B&W, silent)
Cinematographer, G.W. Bitzer.
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