2005_12_frenchconnex.jpgThe National Film Preservation Board run by the LIbrary of Congress, added 25 films to the National Film Registry for 2005. The choices run from 1933's Baby Face to 1995's Toy Story. As the registry's James Billington says, "The films we choose are not necessarily the 'best' American films ever made or the most famous, but they are films that continue to have cultural, historical or aesthetic significance." But some are pretty great - like Hoop Dreams, Giant and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Two films are New York City-set: The 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street (with Maureen O'Hara and a young Natalie Wood) and The French Connection.