These Amazing Shadows

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  • About the Film

    Black and white photo of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the final scene of the film Casablanca. A title treatment superimposed over the image reads These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America.

    The National Film Registry is a collection of 550 American films deemed, by the Library of Congress, to be “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

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    Black and white grid depicting 12 individual silhouette images of a galloping horse and rider from Eadweard Muybridge's early photographic motion studies. A caption below reads The Horse in Motion.RI).

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  • Talkback

    Close-up of filmmaker Steve James, interviewed in this film.

    What films would you nominate for induction into the National Film Registry? What makes a film uniquely American and culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant?

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