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‘Mary Poppins’ among 25 films to be preserved

‘Mary Poppins’ among 25 films to be preserved

'JUST A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR: Co-star Dick Van Dyke, left, is airborne during a dance with Julie Andrews, right, for the movie "Mary Poppins" in 1963, Hollywood, Calif. Photo: Associated Press/Don Brinn

BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just in time for a movie about the making of “Mary Poppins,” the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

The library is inducting 25 films Wednesday into the National Film Registry to be preserved for their cultural, historical or cinematic significance.

This year’s selections include Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” the space race film “The Right Stuff,” and Michael Moore’s documentary confronting the auto industry, “Roger and Me.”

Congress created the program in 1989 to ensure that gems from American movie history are preserved for years to come.

The oldest films joining the registry this year are from the silent era. They include 1920’s “Daughter of Dawn,” which featured an all-Native-American cast.

Here are the 25 films selected in 2013 by the Library of Congress to be preserved as part of the National Film Registry:

“Bless Their Little Hearts” (1984)
“Brandy in the Wilderness” (1969)
“Cicero March” (1966)
“Daughter of Dawn” (1920)
“Decasia” (2002)
“Ella Cinders” (1926)
“Forbidden Planet” (1956)
“Gilda” (1946)
“The Hole” (1962)
“Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961)
“King of Jazz” (1930)
“The Lunch Date” (1989)
“The Magnificent Seven” (1960)
“Martha Graham Early Dance Films” (1931-44)
“Mary Poppins” (1964)
“Men & Dust” (1940)
“Midnight” (1939)
“Notes on the Port of St. Francis” (1951)
“Pulp Fiction” (1994)
“The Quiet Man” (1952)
“The Right Stuff” (1983)
“Roger & Me” (1989)
“A Virtuous Vamp” (1919)
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (1966)
“Wild Boys of the Road” (1933)

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