The Force is strong: ‘Empire’ tapped for registry

While Billington enjoys the popular films selected for the registry, he takes more satisfaction in unearthing lesser-known titles with lasting significance. He pushes the board to find examples from underrepresented categories such as industrial and abstract films.

“The most interesting thing for me is not seeing something I like make the list, but getting educated by the list that comes out of this process,” he said.

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National Film Registry: http://www.loc.gov/film

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