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Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Inducted Into National Film Registry

Posted by Chris on December 14, 2021 at 09:43 PM CST

The official site announced today that Return of the Jedi has officially been added to the National Film Registry. The addition completes the Original Trilogy by George Lucas with Episode VI joining the A New Hope (inducted in 1989) and The Empire Strikes Back (inducted in 2010).

From Lucasfilm Ltd.: and Lucasfilm are pleased to announce that the final installment of the original Star Wars trilogy will join the National Film Registry, a recognition that signifies a movie as important in American culture and film history. Return of the Jedi secured the greatest number of public votes among a pool of over 6,150 movies, before becoming one of 25 films selected for inclusion by Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, following consultation with the National Film Preservation Board, which includes Board Chair Dr. Jacqueline Stewart, Alfre Woodard, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Richard Masur, and M. Night Shyamalan.

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