WASHINGTON - One of Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous one-liners will be back for generations to come, now that 1984's

The Terminator

has been selected for preservation in the nation's film archive.

The film, directed by James Cameron, set a new standard for science-fiction and made Schwarzenegger - now governor of California - a major star. The Library of Congress announced yesterday that it is one of 25 films being added to the National Film Registry.

The move will guard Schwarzenegger's deadpan "I'll be back" against deterioration, along with the sounds and images of the other culturally significant picks.

Other titles being added to the registry include the groundbreaking all-black-cast


from 1929; Richard Brooks' 1967 film adaptation of Truman Capote's

In Cold Blood

; and the 1972 film


, based on James Dickey's novel about four businessmen on a nightmarish canoe trip in the remote Georgia wildnerness.

"The registry helps this nation understand the diversity of America's film heritage and, just as importantly, the need for its preservation," Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said in announcing his 2008 selections.

The Library of Congress is working to digitize and preserve endangered film and audio files at its new Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center near Culpeper, Va. With these additions, the number of films in the registry will reach 500.

Curators select films based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic significance, saying their picks wouldn't necessarily overlap with those of a movie critic. And some aren't feature films at all: This year's list includes a family's home movie,

Disneyland Dream

, which documented a trip to the newly opened park in Anaheim, Calif., in 1956.

"The selection of a title for the registry is not meant to duplicate the Academy Awards or anything like that," said Patrick Loughney, head of the library's audiovisual center.

The library accepted public nominations for the film registry selections online, and it issued a specific call for lesser-known films, including amateur and home-movie footage.

Some films were selected for historical value, such as


, the tale of a cotton sharecropper made by MGM as the studio was making the transition from silent to sound films. The oldest film selected this year, 1910's

White Fawn's Devotion

, was made by James Young Deer, the first documented American Indian movie director, a Winnebago.

New Picks for U.S. Film Registry

A list of the 25 films being added to the National Film Registry, announced by the Library of Congress:

The Asphalt Jungle




Disneyland Dream


A Face in the Crowd


Flower Drum Song


Foolish Wives


Free Radicals




In Cold Blood


The Invisible Man


Johnny Guitar


The Killers


The March


No Lies


On the Bowery


One Week


The Pawnbroker


The Perils of Pauline


Sergeant York


The 7th Voyage of Sinbad


So's Your Old Man


George Stevens WW2 Footage


The Terminator


Water and Power


White Fawn's Devotion