[post_page_title]Making the National Film Registry[/post_page_title]
The National Film Registry (NFR) was created in order to preserve films deemed important to American film culture. Created in 1988, under the umbrella of the United States Library of Congress, the organization adds 25 films to its list almost every year.
In 1999, The Ten Commandments was one of the well deserving films to make it to the NFR. It met the criteria of being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” which considering its huge continued success is entirely justified.