Arnold Schwarzenegger as “The Terminator”
The sci-fi classic, “The Terminator” was among more than two dozen films announced today as new selections for the National Film Registry. Every year, The Library of Congress picks 25 films that are considered “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant for inclusion in the registry so they can be preserved for all time. The National Film Registry, which now totals 500 films, was established by Congress in 1989.
“The Terminator” was released in 1984. It made a movie star of an Austrian-born bodybuilder named Arnold Schwarzenegger who played a killing machine with a dry sense of humor. Schwarzenegger has taken a break from acting for the past few years to be Governor of California. However, the hugely successful futurist series has continued. The fourth installment, “Terminator Salvation,” is due out in May of 2009 and work has begun on a fifth sequel as well.
Among the other movies selected are the 1961 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, “Flower Drum Song,” the classic horror flick, “The Invisible Man” (1933), the special effects laden adventure, “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1958), the black melodrama, “Hallelujah” (1929), and the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s best selling novel, “In Cold Blood” (1967). Check out the full list on The Library of Congress website.