The archive was set up to preserve films for future generations, with movies The Mask Of Zorro, Pillow Talk and Quasi At The Quackadero among the films just added alongside the ‘Thriller’ promo, reports BBC News.
Steve Legett of the National Film Preservation Board said
that the 14-minute music video, featuring the singer’s famous zombie dance, was added due to the increased importance of music videos in popular culture.
“Because of the way the recording industry is evolving and changing, we thought it would be good to go back to the development of an earlier seismic shift, the development of the music video,” he said.
25 new films are added to the archive every year after being nominated by the public.