Jailhouse Rock Added To National Film Registry

The movie "Jailhouse Rock" was selected among 25 films by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress to be preserved for all time. "Jailhouse Rock" which showcased Elvis Presley in ultimate rebel mode, the edginess in this 1957 film was toned down in later Presley pictures. The 25 films selected this year to join the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, and the year in which they premiered: "Ben Hur" (1959) "The Blue Bird" (1918) "A Bronx Morning" (1931) "Clash of the Wolves" (1925) "The Court Jester" (1956) "D.O.A" (1950) "Daughters of the Dead" (1991) "Duck and Cover" (1951) "Empire" (1964) "Enter the Dragon" (1973) "Eraserhead" (1978) "Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers" (1980) "Going My Way" (1944) "Jailhouse Rock" (1957) "Kannapolis, NC" (1941) "Lady Helen's Escapade" (1909) "The Nutty Professor" (1963) "OffOn" (1968) "Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor" (1936) "Pups is Pups (Our Gang)" (1930) "Schindler's List" (1993) "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954) "Swing Time" (1936) "There It Is" (1928) "Unforgiven" (1992) Librarian of Congress James H. Billington made the selections after evaluating nearly 1,000 titles nominated by the public and consulting staff and advisers, the library said. "The films we choose are not necessarily the 'best' American films ever made or the most famous," Billington said in a statement. Rather, they are chosen because they have "cultural, historical or aesthetic significance." A film's selection recognizes its place in American film and cultural history, he said. "The registry stands among the finest summations of American cinema's wondrous first century." The registry was established by Congress in the 1988 National Film Preservation Act, and each year, 25 movies are added. The Library of Congress works to ensure that each film in the registry is preserved for all time.
Source: Google / Updated: Dec 28, 2004 

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CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 29, 2004report abuse
JAILHOUSE ROCK sure deserves to be preserved for all-time. It's a brilliant movie. Elvis acted superbly in this musical epic. The following Elvis films should have also been preserved as well -- King Creole / Flaming Star / Blue Hawaii / Loving you /Follow That Dream / GI Blues etc. Of-course they are my personal favorites. What about you, which film do you think should be preserved?

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