The critically acclaimed cult followed 2008 classic The Dark Knight from Christopher Nolan has just been selected to be inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry having been described as one of the “biggest public vote getters”.
Every year the Library of Congress selects 25 movies for this distinction. In order to qualify a film must be 10 years old and must be considered by a great number of people as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically” significant. The selections for 2020 according to a press release include a record amount of movies led by both women and various filmmakers of color.
Other films entered in 2020 include A Clockwork Orange, Grease, Julie Dash’s short film “Illusions”, “Lilies of the Field” starring Sidney Poitier, The Blues Brothers, Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘The Hurt Locker”, Kathleen Collins’ “Losing Ground”, The 2010 documentary “Freedom Riders”, Shrek, and The Joy Luck Club.
Christopher Nolan had this to say about the induction in a statement: “This is not only a great honor for all of us who worked on The Dark Knight, this is also a tribute to all of the amazing artists and writers who have worked on the great mythology of Batman over the decades,”
You can check out the full list of inductees here.
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