It travelled through time to stop us humans destroying its future. And now The Terminator is securing its continued existence by joining the US Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.
Yes, James Cameron’s 1984 example of techno-fear has won a place on this year’s list of films getting inducted into the Library’s registry, which decides films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” to be specially preserved.
This year’s batch also includes 1950’s The Asphalt Jungle, 1967’s In Cold Blood and travelogue favourite Deliverance. We’re guessing the registry realised it was chronically short of redneck-authorised anal interference.
With 500 titles in the registry to date (it first cracked open its pressure-sealed doors in 1989) we're pleased to note that as of this year, Ray Harryhausen’s work will be forever protected thanks to The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad making the grade.
Sadly, Uwe Boll's House Of The Dead has once more been overlooked.
Question: Which films would you save for all time?