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News movies & tv series 14 December 2020, 18:12

author: Karol Laska

The Dark Knight and Shrek Enter USA's Cultural Heritage

25 movies were added this year to the National Film Registry, which establishes the cultural heritage of the United States. Among them we will find The Dark Knight, Shrek and several other, sometimes suprising, movies.

As every year, the Americans have selected more movies of cultural, historical, or aesthetic importance, adding them to the official National Film Registry (via Deadline). This year, 25 titles have been selected (this is the maximum number of productions that can be included in one year), and among them, we will find a couple of popular works as well as more classic ones - even silent ones.

The presence of The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan is certainly welcome . The film thus becomes a worthy representative of superhero cinema among about 800 positions currently available in the National Film Registry. Shrek, who is considered to be one of the best 3D animations in the history of cinematography, also seems to be an interesting choice.

Another posthumous success was also achieved by Stanley Kubrick, whose next work has been added to the NFR - A Clockwork Orange. It joins, among others, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. As for the rest of the line-up, it's also worth mentioning the musical Grease and the war movie The Hurt Locker.

Here you will find a full list of films included in the National Film Registry.

Full list of films added to the National Film Registry in 2020:

  • The Battle of the Century- 1927
  • The Blues Brothers - 1980
  • Bread- 1918
  • Buena Vista Social Club - 1999
  • Cabin In The Sky - 1943
  • A Clockwork Orange - 1971
  • The Dark Knight- 2008
  • The Devil Never Sleeps -1994
  • Freedom Riders - 2010
  • Grease - 1978
  • The Ground - 1993-2001
  • The Hurt Locker - 2008
  • Illusions - 1982
  • The Joy Luck Club- 1993
  • Kid Auto Races At Venice - 1914
  • Lilies Of The Field - 1963
  • Losing Ground - 1982
  • The Man With the Golden Arm- 1955
  • Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege - 2006
  • Outrage- 1950
  • Shrek - 2001
  • Suspense - 1913
  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song - 1971
  • Wattstax - 1973
  • With Car And Camera Around The World - 1929

Karol Laska

Karol Laska

His adventure with journalism began with a personal blog, the name of which is no longer worth quoting. Then he interpreted Iranian dramas and the Joker, writing for cinematography journal, which, sadly, no longer exists. His writing credentials include a degree in film studies, but his thesis was strictly devoted to video games. He has been writing for Gamepressure since March 2020, first writing a lot about movies, then in the newsroom, and eventually, he became a specialist in everything. He currently edits and writes articles and features. A long-time enthusiast of the most bizarre indie games and arthouse cinema. He idolizes surrealism and postmodernism. He appreciates the power of absurdity. Which is probably why he also tried soccer refereeing for 2 years (with so-so results). He tends to over-philosophize, so watch out.


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