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US National Film Registry

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Every year 25 films are entered into the US National Film Registry for preservation.

Jennifer and Neil talk about the films they like and about the United States National Film Registry. Every year it adds about twenty-five titles to its list. The selected films are all of lasting cultural, historical and aesthetic importance.

This week's question: Taking into account inflation, which film has made more money than any other in the history of cinema? Is it:

a) Avatar

b) Gone with the Wind

c) Titanic

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

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US National Film Registry

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Vocabulary

a film buff

a person who is very interested in films and knows a lot about them

art-house

films which are made by small companies and are not usually seen by a wide audience

blockbuster

a very successful film financially

aesthetic

concerned with beauty and art and the understanding of beautiful things

orphaned

made parentless through death

grief

a feeling of great sadness, especially when somebody dies

for posterity

for all the people who will live in the future

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