Dec 29th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
"The Empire Strikes Back
" was selected by the United States Film Preservation Board
to be enshrined in the National Film Registry
, which is part of the U.S. Library of Congress
The "Star Wars
" sequel joined another George Lucas
movie, his film school project "Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB," on the list the 25 films which were bestowed this honor for 2010.
This makes four films by Lucas in the registry -- "Star Wars
" and "American Graffiti
" had made the cut in previous years.
Looking at the list of the 575 films
currently in the registry, it would appear that a fifth Lucas film, "The Return of the Jedi
," is strong candidate for eventual enshrinement.
However, as much as we love "Star Wars," we are not quite sure how we feel about Ewoks in the hallowed halls of the Library of Congress. (Well, as long as they keep Jar Jar out.)