Recently, my old pal Otter Disaster went on the Faceyspace and just handed me a MS-QOTD, whole cloth, with no changes necessary.  I’d feel bad about it, if he hadn’t admitted to horking it from someone else on his feed, and also if I didn’t figure he still owes me from that time I had to drive his car back from the bar back in ’93.  In any case, he asked what movie from the year you were born is your favorite film, and for me, it was an easy pick in ‘M*A*S*H’.  Of course were I a year older, I could go with ‘Midnight Cowboy’, and a decade younger, I could choose ‘The Black Hole’, which leads us to today’s cinematic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also-rans from 1970 included ‘Five Easy Pieces’, ‘Beneath The Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Let It Be’, asking: What’s your favorite movie that came out the year you were born?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ is a clear head-and-shoulders above also-rans ‘Duel,’ ‘THX 1138,’ and ‘A Clockwork Orange.’ ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ deserves a mention as perhaps the most regrettable Connery Bond film.

  2. Jarmo Seppänen on

    Its a really tough one. Either Empire Strikes back or Kagemusha. Then, there’s also Blues Brothers…

  3. Luckily my favorite movie from the year i was born is just straight up one of my favorite movies of all time, John Carpenter’s The Thing.

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