The Empire Strikes Back to be preserved by US Library





Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back is to be preserved by the US Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry.

Also included is Star Wars director George Lucas's student film Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, made in 1967.

Spike Lee's Malcolm X, about the black political revolutionary and Saturday Night Fever also make the list.

Each year, 25 "culturally" significant films are added to the registry, which was founded in 1989.

Lucas's Star Wars and American Graffiti are among the 550 titles already selected for preservation.

This year's raft of entries includes Robert Altman's 1971 western McCabe and Mrs. Miller starring Warren Beatty, Blake Edwards' The Pink Panther and Elia Kazan's first feature film, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, made in 1945....


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