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'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'The Right Stuff' among 25 movies to be preserved by library

This undated handout image provided by the Library of Congress shows Elizabeth Taylor playing Martha in the movie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The library is inducting 25 films into the National Film Registry to be preserved for their cultural, historical or cinematic significance. (AP Photo/Library of Congress, Courtesy of Warner Bros.)
December 18, 2013 - 12:37 AM

WASHINGTON - Just in time for a movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

The library is inducting 25 films Wednesday into the National Film Registry to be preserved for their cultural, historical or cinematic significance. This year's selections include Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," the space race film "The Right Stuff," and Michael Moore's documentary confronting the auto industry, "Roger and Me."

Congress created the program in 1989 to ensure that gems from American movie history are preserved for years to come.

The oldest films joining the registry this year are from the silent era. They include 1920's "Daughter of Dawn," which featured an all-Native-American cast.

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