“Breakfast At Tiffany’s” Preserved In National Film Registry

    December 20, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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“Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, the 1961 film based on the book by Truman Capote, now has the distinction of being added to the National Film Registry at the Library Of Congress, where it joins new additions “A League Of Their Own”, “Dirty Harry”, and “A Christmas Story”.

The NFR was created as a way to preserve films which have significance in American culture, boasting titles which range from the very old–1897’s “The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight”–to the very new, such as 1999’s “The Matrix”. But the films accepted aren’t necessarily those which found commercial success; this year, one of the items included a Kodak test film from 1922 that developers used to create new versions of color film.

“Most every major Hollywood film from 1922 through the end of the silent era would have either a Kodachrome color sequence in it or Technicolor color sequence as a way of attracting audience interest,” said Pat Loughney, chief of the library’s audio visual preservation campus. “It’s a technical, historical achievement, but it’s important to the progress of inventive work that made motion pictures successful.”

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    Thanks for the trailer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s; I never imagined it to look so funny! I know that many of my coworkers at DISH told me that it was great and that it should have been added to the National Film Registry long ago, but now I realize why. I’m adding it to the top of my Blockbuster @Home queue that I have set up through DISH so that I can watch it. They send me movies so quickly so I never have to wait long to watch what I want to watch.