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25 movies named to National Film Registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Twenty-five classics from every era of American filmmaking have been added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Each year the Librarian of Congress, with advice from the National Film Preservation Board, names 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant films to the registry to be preserved for all time.

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"Half the films produced in this country before 1950 -- and as much as 90 percent of those made before 1920 -- are lost forever," Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said in a statement. "The National Film Registry seeks not only to honor these films, but to ensure that they are preserved for future generations to enjoy."

The films selected for the 2007 National Film Registry are: "Back to the Future"; "Bullitt"; "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; "Dance, Girl, Dance"; "Dances with Wolves"; "Days of Heaven"; "Glimpse of the Garden"; "Grand Hotel"; "The House I Live In"; "In a Lonely Place"; "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"; "Mighty Like a Moose"; "The Naked City"; "Now, Voyager"; "Oklahoma!"; "Our Day"; "Peege"; "The Sex Life of the Polyp"; "The Strong Man"; "Three Little Pigs"; "Tol'able David"; "Tom, Tom the Piper's Son"; "12 Angry Men"; "The Women"; and "Wuthering Heights."

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