These Amazing Shadows

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What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? Besides being popular, they have also been deemed ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’ by the Library of Congress and listed in the National Film Registry. These Amazing Shadows tells the history and importance of The Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflect the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. The current list of 525 films including selections from every genre, tells us so much about ourselves. Not just what we did, but what we thought, what we felt, what we imagined, what we aspired to and the lies we told ourselves.

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