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|2012 National Film Registry Picks in A League of Their Own|
NFL Film, “A Christmas Story,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Among Registry Additions
The excitement of national football; the first black star of an American feature-length film; the visionary battle between man and machine; and an award-winning actress born yesterday are part of a kaleidoscope of cinematic moments captured on film and tapped for preservation. The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures that have been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These cinematic treasures represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.
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|All the Emperor’s Men: Kurosawa’s Pearl Harbor|
Fascinating book on the events surrounding the making of 1968's Tora! Tora! Tora! and Akira Kurosawa's role and subsequent dismissal as director of the picture
When 20th Century Fox planned its blockbuster portrayal of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor with the epic film Tora! Tora! Tora!, it looked to Akira Kurosawa—feared and revered as the “Emperor” of Japanese filmmaking—to direct the Japanese sequences. Yet, three weeks after he began shooting the film in December 1968, Kurosawa was summarily dismissed and expelled from the studio. The tabloids trumpeted scandal: Kurosawa was betrayed, or sick, or even a madman.
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