BetterMost, Wyoming & Brokeback Mountain Forum

Brokeback Mountain: Our Community's Common Bond => Brokeback Mountain Open Forum => Topic started by: Shakesthecoffecan on December 01, 2013, 02:54:20 pm

Title: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on December 01, 2013, 02:54:20 pm
As BayCityJohn pointed out on facebook, 2014 is the first year we can nominate BBM. Lets make this happen.

http://www.loc.gov/film/vote.html

 Now Accepting Your Selections
for the 2014 Film Registry
Your voice is important!

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington seeks nominations for the National Film Registry. Public nominations play a key role when the Librarian of Congress and Film Board are considering their final selections. To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least 10 years old and be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

    Congress first established the National Film Registry in the 1988 National Film Preservation Act, and most recently extended the Registry with passage of the Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2008 (PL110-336). Along with mandating continuing implementation of a plan to save the American film heritage, this law authorizes the Librarian of Congress (after reviewing public suggestions and consulting extensively with film experts and the 44 members and alternates of the National Film Preservation Board) to select up to 25 films each year for inclusion in the Registry. New selections are usually announced at the end of December.

    The 600 films chosen to date illustrate the vibrant diversity of American film-making, and range from well-known Hollywood classics (Born Yesterday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, A Christmas Story, Forrest Gump, A League of Their Own, and Silence of the Lambs) to landmark independent, documentary and avant-garde masterpieces (One Survivor Remembers, Two-Lane Blacktop, They Call It Pro Football, and The Times of Harvey Milk).

    For consideration, please forward recommendations (limit 50 titles per year) via email to: [email protected] Looking for ideas on possible films to nominate? Check here for hundreds of titles not yet selected to the National Film Registry. Please include the date of the film nominated, and number your recommendations, please. And if you would, please tell us how you learned of the Registry.

    Email is preferred; however, to submit via regular mail, send your nominations to:
    National Film Registry
    Library of Congress
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Penthesilea on December 02, 2013, 02:30:16 am
But BBM came out in 2005. Doesn't this mean it has to wait at least one more year? Or rather even two years, since the newest movies on their possibly list are from 2003, not 04.

Can someone clarify?
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on December 02, 2013, 12:56:44 pm
That is a good point.
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: drossloc on December 02, 2013, 02:09:33 pm
You are correct: Brokeback Mountain is not eligible to be considered for the National Film Registry until 2015. But please feel free to nominate it then. In the meantime, you may send your nominations for the 2014 Registry to me at [email protected] Thanks for recognizing the National Film Registry and the work of the Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board.

Donna Ross
Boards Assistant
National Film Preservation Board
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on December 02, 2013, 03:00:56 pm
WOW! That is cool. I understand from BayCityJohn that the 2015 nomination can begin in October of 2014, so we'll have to bump this thread up a bit when then time nears.
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Penthesilea on December 02, 2013, 03:50:16 pm
You are correct: Brokeback Mountain is not eligible to be considered for the National Film Registry until 2015. But please feel free to nominate it then. In the meantime, you may send your nominations for the 2014 Registry to me at [email protected] Thanks for recognizing the National Film Registry and the work of the Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board.

Donna Ross
Boards Assistant
National Film Preservation Board

Hello and welcome to BetterMost!

Thank you for your kind reply. What a lovely surprise to hear directly form someone of the National Film Registry.
We'll make sure to nominate Brokeback Mountain when the time has come. After all, our whole website is dedicated to this outstanding film. Have a look around our forums, if you're inclined.

Thanks again for clarifying the situation about the years.

Best regards,
Penthesilea
BetterMost Administration
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: drossloc on December 02, 2013, 03:58:07 pm
You're most welcome! We appreciate the recognition for the Registry. No specific date yet when nominations will open for 2015, but as your reader mentioned it will be some time in the fall -- probably mid September thru first week in October. Please check out our website for more details.
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: BayCityJohn on December 02, 2013, 06:15:31 pm
Sorry if my FB post was a bit confusing.

I was on the LOC website researching film preservation when I noticed the announcement for 2014 nominations, and I posted on FB to make everyone aware that we could nominate BBM next year. I like to plan ahead  ;D
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on December 02, 2013, 10:38:46 pm
I'm in!   :)
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: CellarDweller on December 03, 2013, 06:16:08 pm
It would be a good way to mark the 10th anniversary, and perhaps a celebratory Brokie gathering. ;D
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 27, 2014, 10:21:40 am
I just found this thread...how could I have missed it? This fall is the time, and it's not too early to start organizing! For starters, I'm in the middle of watching the movie again!
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: BayCityJohn on September 18, 2014, 11:05:18 pm
Time to Vote!

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington seeks nominations for the National Film Registry. Public nominations play a key role when the Librarian of Congress and Film Board are considering their final selections. To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least 10 years old and be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

For consideration, please forward recommendations (limit 50 titles per year) via email to: [email protected] . Please include the date of the film nominated (i.e. 2005) , and number your recommendations:
(i.e. 1. Brokeback Mountain), please; alphabetizing would be nice, too. No need to include justifications for your nominations unless the films are not well known (not listed in IMDb, for example). And if you would, please tell us how you learned of the Registry.

http://www.loc.gov/film/vote.html
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Sason on September 21, 2014, 06:00:33 pm
But it's not 10 years old until next year.

Should we wait until January, John?
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 22, 2014, 07:17:19 am
We've waited long enough; I vote for voting early and often!
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 13, 2015, 08:03:26 pm
The time to vote is now!!!!
Time to Vote!

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington seeks nominations for the National Film Registry. Public nominations play a key role when the Librarian of Congress and Film Board are considering their final selections. To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least 10 years old and be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

For consideration, please forward recommendations (limit 50 titles per year) via email to: [email protected] . Please include the date of the film nominated (i.e. 2005) , and number your recommendations:
(i.e. 1. Brokeback Mountain), please; alphabetizing would be nice, too. No need to include justifications for your nominations unless the films are not well known (not listed in IMDb, for example). And if you would, please tell us how you learned of the Registry.

http://www.loc.gov/film/vote.html
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: CellarDweller on May 14, 2015, 08:27:57 am
Done!
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 19, 2016, 12:40:59 am
Something to do before the end of the year! Here's the nomination I sent in:

Dear Library,
I would like to nominate the film Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee and released in 2005, for the National Film Registry. This was a historic landmark film that changed the way people think about gay people. It was immensely popular despite being a drama with an unhappy ending. Brokeback Mountain received dozens of awards throughout the world and Ang Lee received Best Director while Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana received Oscars for Best Screenplay. The fiction work by Annie Proulx, published in 1997, also received many awards. The participation of the late Heath Ledger and of Jake Gyllenhaal in playing the lead roles also encouraged a wider audience.

After the film's release, opinion polls steadily recorded gains in acceptance of gay people and favorable opinions towards same-sex marriage. This culminated in the US Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex marriage is constitutional. I believe that the film Brokeback Mountain influenced public opinion and enlightened its audiences. Thank you for your consideration.

sent to [email protected]
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 19, 2016, 11:46:09 am
I heard back from Donna Ross right away and she said the library would be announcing new additions this month!
Title: Re: Nominate Brokeback Mountain for National Film Registry
Post by: CellarDweller on December 27, 2016, 11:21:28 am
I heard back from Donna Ross right away and she said the library would be announcing new additions this month!

I read this too quickly as "Diana Ross".  :laugh: