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Bambi, Forrest Gump, And The Silence Of The Lambs Added To National Film Registry!

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Great choices!

Today, the Library of Congress announced which films will be added to the 2011 National Film Registry (NFR), and some of their noteworthy picks include Bambi, Forrest Gump, and The Silence of The Lambs.

Other classics making it into the NFR include Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend, Fritz Lang's The Big Heat, and Ramon Menendez's Stand and Deliver.

Here's what Librarian of Congress James H. Billington had to say about this year's choices:

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Director Billy Wilder Immortalized On A Stamp

Billy Wilder's Commemorative Stamp

Renowned director Billy Wilder (who died in 2002 at 95!) is going to be honored by the Postal Service (the mail men, not the band) on a stamp.

He is part of a series of “Great Film Director” stamps. Other directors in the series are John Huston, John Ford and Frank Capra.

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