'Forrest Gump' to be preserved in US film registry

WASHINGTON - December 28, 2011

The films announced Wednesday for the National Film Registry span the years of 1912-1994. They include Hollywood classics, documentaries, animation, home movies and experimental motion pictures.

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The oldest reels included this year are silent films both from 1912. "The Cry of the Children" is about the pre-World War I child labor reform movement and "A Cure for Pokeritis" features the industry's earliest comic superstar John Bunny.

The most recent is "Forrest Gump," best known for Tom Hanks' immortal line, "My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.' "

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