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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)
Animated
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)
Animated
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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