ASC Well-Represented in 2017 Additions to National Film Registry

Among the cinematographers whose work will be preserved are current Society members John Bailey, Russell Carpenter, Jan De Bont, Adam Greenberg, Ellen Kuras, John Lindley and Wally Pfister.

ASC Staff

The Library of Congress has added 25 more movies to its National Film Registry, which brings the number of films deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant in this collection to 725. The program began in 1988.

Some 5,200 titles were nominated by the public this year, with the final selections then made by the National Film Preservation Board.

While most of the 25 films added this year are narrative features, others are historical, documentary or experimental by nature. The entire list follows below. Where possible, the cinematographer and director for each is noted:

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)
DoP: Charles B. Lang, ASC
Dir: Billy Wilder

Boulevard Nights (1979)
DoP: John Bailey, ASC
Dir: Michael Pressman

Die Hard (1988)
DoP: Jan De Bont, ASC
Dir: John McTiernan

Dumbo (1941)
Dir: Ben Sharpsteen

Field of Dreams (1989)
DoP: John Lindley, ASC
Dir: Phil Alden Robinson

4 Little Girls (1997)
DoP: Ellen Kuras, ASC
Dir: Spike Lee

Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s — ’30s)

Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
DoP: Arthur C. Miller, ASC
Dir: Elia Kazan

The Goonies (1985)
DoP: Nick McLean
Dir: Richard Donner

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
DoP: Sam Leavitt, ASC
Dir: Stanley Kramer

He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
DoP: Milton M. Moore, ASC
Dir: Victor Sjöström

Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)
DoP: Unknown
Dir: G.W. Bitzer

La Bamba (1987)
DoP: Adam Greenberg, ASC
Dir: Luis Valdez

Lives of Performers (1972)
DoP: Babette Mangolte
Dir: Yvonne Rainer

Memento (2000)
DoP: Wally Pfister, ASC
Dir: Christopher Nolan

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
DoP: Joseph Walker, ASC
Dir: Howard Hawks

The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)
Dir: Winsor McCay

Spartacus (1960)
DoP: Russell Metty, ASC
Dir: Stanley Kubrick

Superman (1978)
DoP: Geoffrey Unsworth, BSC
Dir: Richard Donner

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
DoP: Christian Blackwood
Dir: Charlotte Zwerin

Time and Dreams (1976)
DoP: Unknown
Dir: Mort Jordan

Titanic (1997)
DoP: Russell Carpenter, ASC
Dir: James Cameron

To Sleep with Anger (1990)
DoP: Walt Lloyd
Dir: Charles Burnett

Wanda (1971)
DoP: Nicholas T. Proferes
Dir: Barbra Loden

With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-’38)
DoPs: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Jacques Lemare
Dir: Henri Cartier-Bresson & Herbert Kline

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