Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1984 classic ‘The Terminator‘ has been selected to be put into the US film registry for preservation.
According to Librarian of Congress 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 nation has lost about half of the films produced before 1950 and as much as 90 percent of those made before 1920.”
My question is now that it would not be required to keep a physical casette tape of each film, why not go completely digital with some select disc copies in order to multiply the number of films being preserved by a large margin?
There are currently only 500 titles being preserved in the US film registry.