Update: Today, another 25 films were added to the National Film Registry - bringing the total up to 750. The films are chosen, said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, for "their impact on our culture and our history". "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) is the most recent film on the list, while a clip from 1898 featuring African-Americans is the oldest. Buster Keaton and Orson Welles are represented with one film each ("The Navigator" and "The Lady from Shanghai" respectively). "The Shining", "Smoke Signals", and "Hud" also made the cut.

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