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National Film Registry Deems Airplane! Worthy of Eternal Preservation

As well they should! The National Film Registry has announced the 25 films selected this year for preservation as American landmarks, and the classic 1980 spoof was among them. Also included: short films ranging from the 30-second 1891 clip Newark Athlete to George Lucas's college short Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (never fear, Star Wars fans: The Empire Strikes Back also made the cut), and features including All the President's Men, Grey Gardens, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, The Exorcist, and Malcolm X. [24 Frames/LAT]

Photo: Paramount Pictures