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'Empire Strikes Back' among film registry picks

Which film will you nominate for the 2011 list ?

From AP: The Library of Congress announced the selections early Tuesday. The goal of the registry, which began in 1989, isn't to identify the best movies ever made but to preserve films with artistic, cultural or historical significance. The 25 films selected this year include "The Empire Strikes Back," the 1980 sequel to "Star Wars" that many critics and fans consider the best of George Lucas' six "Star Wars" films. "Empire" shocked moviegoers with the revelation that masked villain Darth Vader was the father of hero Skywalker. Lbrarian of Congress James H. Billington has chosen each of the films in the registry, culling them from suggestions by the National Film Preservation Board and by the public. More than 2,100 films were nominated by the public in 2010. Full story here.