By BBC News, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Dec. 17, 2015 – Ghostbusters, Top Gun, The Shawshank Redemption and LA Confidential are among 25 films that have been added to the US National Film Registry.
The 1920 film The Mark of Zorro and Peter Sellers’ 1979 comedy Being There have also been chosen for preservation at the Library of Congress.
Documentaries, silent movies and one of the earliest film recordings made in 1894 are also on the list.
Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman said the film’s inclusion was “an honour”.
“Making Ghostbusters was one of the great joys of my life,” he said.
“It’s an honour to know that a movie that begins with a ghost in a library, now has a spot on the shelves of the Library of Congress. It’s humbling to be part of a collection of extraordinary films that I have loved all my life.”
The library makes the annual registry selections after conferring with members of the National Film Preservation Board, library film staff and considering thousands of public nominations.
Some 675 films are now on the list, which represent “important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in film-making”.