Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fastest Induction into the National Film Registry

The National Film Registry finally added The Empire Strikes Back to its collection last month, making it only the third sequel to be inducted. (No surprise, The Godfather Part II is one. Bride of Frankenstein is the other.)

To mark the delay in inducting Empire I've listed below the fastest films to be inducted:

Film      Release   Induction           Wait
Raging Bull 1980 1990 10
Do the Right Thing 1989 1999 10
Goodfellas 1990 2000 10
Blade Runner 1982 1993 11
Beauty and the Beast 1991 2002 11
Star Wars* 1977 1989 12
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 1994 12

* - The inaugural class was inducted in 1989, so Star Wars is a bit of a special case, having achieved the minimum wait possible.

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