‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Bambi’ and ‘Forrest Gump’ Added to National Film Registry





Hannibal Lecter is going away for a long time — and so are Bambi, Forrest Gump and the adorable moppet played by Jackie Coogan in a classic Charlie Chaplin feature: the movies featuring these characters are among the 25 works that have been added to the National Film Registry, the Library of Congress is to announce on Wednesday.

These films, which include Jonathan Demme’s “Silence of the Lambs,” Walt Disney’s animated feature “Bambi,” Robert Zemeckis‘s “Forrest Gump” and Chaplin’s “The Kid,” as well as Billy Wilder’s “Lost Weekend,” John Cassavetes‘ “Faces” and John Ford’s “The Iron Horse,” have been selected for preservation “because of their enduring significance to American culture,” James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, said in a statement. The 25 movies were chosen from 2,228 nominated by the public this year.



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