‘Terminator’ selected for preservation

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Terminator will be added to the US National Film Registry’s archive.

The  1984 science fiction blockbuster is one of 25 films that will be preserved based on their cultural and historical significance. The Invisible Man and John Boorman’s Deliverance have also been selected.

The Library of Congress’s James H. Billington said: “The registry helps this nation understand the diversity of America’s film heritage and, just as importantly, the need for its preservation.”

The deterioration of film negative has reportedly resulted in the loss of half of the movies produced before 1950 and 90% of those made before 1920.