Thursday, June 28, 2012

Movies released the year I was born....

Recently, I was approached by a fellow blogger and movie fan, The Movie Waffler, to participate in a blogathon. The purpose of the blogathon is to look at the films that came out the year you were born. I was immediately interested in doing the research and agreed to participate. It was so much fun discovering what films came out that year. The year 1970.

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Five Easy Pieces
Little Big Man
Love Story
The Aristocats
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace

I found some of the top films of the year of my birth. Except for Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, I have seen all of the above. Patton, in fact, is one of my father's favorite movies so I have watched that film many, many times. And being a child of the 70's, I saw the Aristocats many times.

Many of you know I am huge music lover, in addition to my love of movies, and seeing Woodstock on that list gave me a groovy feeling. Some of the best songs of the 20th century were performed on that stage during the famous festival.

But if I had to pick a favorite from the 10 above, M*A*S*H is it. I love that film (and really enjoyed the TV series) and have seen at least a dozen times. Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland were phenomenal as Trapper John and Hawkeye. A funny and touching film. Robert Altman was at his best.

I would like to thank Eric of The Movie Waffler for asking me to join in his blogathon. I had a fun little trip down memory lane, which is always a good time when films are involved. To see the other participants movie and years click here.

What year were you born, and what were some of the films released during that year? Go check and enjoy!

And on a side note: 1970 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac and reading about that particular sign brought a smile to my face. I don't believe in that stuff too much but it's fun to read about it. What's your Chinese Zodiac sign? (Had to's so 70's....haha)

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The Movie Waffler said...

Thanks for joining in :)

Tired of Previews said...

Thanks for asking :-)

Murtaza Ali said...

Nice selection of movies... :-)

Tired of Previews said...

Thank you but it was pure coincidence ;-)

James The Movie Reviewer said...

I've just watched Patton last week and I habe to say it is one my new favorite war films and probably my second favorite Biopic after Lawrence of Arabia. Although do really need to watch M*A*S*H sometime, Donald Sutherland is one my favorite actors from the period. Have you seen the movie "Kelly's Heroes"? It stars Sutherland and it is one my favorite comdies and I believe it was released in 1970.


Tired of Previews said...

Thanks James. Yes, seen Kelly's Heros! Awesome film. And, yes, watch MASH - another fantastic film :-)