Like a life preserver in during this purgatory week of news, the Library of Congress announced its 2011 selections for the National Film Registry, which saves works because of "their enduring significance to American Culture." Among the 25 films chosen: 'Forrest Gump,' the 1994 Best Picture winner; 'Silence of the Lambs,' the 1991 Best Picture winner; 'Bambi,' an all-time Disney classic still beloved to this day; and 'El Mariachi,' Robert Rodriguez's 1992 micro-budget indie.
Also among the chosen: Billy Wilder's 'The Lost Weekend,' 'A Computer Animated Hand,' made by future Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull, and 'The Iron Horse' from director John Ford.
Head over to Deadline to check out the full list of selected films
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