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Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter steps a little further into film history today as director Jonathan Demme’s 1991 tale of the erudite serial killer with a taste for human flesh officially becomes part of the National Film Registry.
In all, 25 films, including “Forrest Gump,” “El Mariarchi,” and John Ford’s “The Iron Horse” are expected to be added to the registry maintained by the Library of Congress, /Film reports.
Of the 2,228 nominated for preservation, the lucky two-dozen (plus one) were selected because “of their enduring significance to American culture,” James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, said in a statement printed by the New York Times.
The other movies making the cut, according to /Film, are:
A Computer Animated Hand (1972, Ed Catmull)
A Cure for Pokeritis (1912, Laurence Trimble)
Allures (1961, Jordan Belson)
Bambi (1942, David Hand)
El Mariachi (1992, Robert Rodriguez)
Faces (1968, John Cassavetes)
Forrest Gump (1994, Robert Zemeckis)
The Iron Horse (1924, John Ford)
The Kid (1921, Charlie Chaplin)
The Lost Weekend (1945, Billy Wilder)
Norma Rae (Martin Ritt, 1979)
Porgy and Bess (1959, Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
War of the Worlds (1953, George Pal)