The idea here is pretty simple. Write up what your favorite film from the year in which you were born is, along with a brief explanation of why (it can be just a sentence if you want). Photos/posters are also welcome.

Here's my entry, after some brief consideration:

The Abyss (1989)

When I was really little I was a big fan of submarines and the deep sea in which they prowled. Some of my favorite films as a kid were The Hunt for the Red October and Das Boot and one of the first things I wrote (back in the 1st grade) was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea fan fiction. I was also a pretty big sci-fi nut (and still am) so any film which combined science fiction with submarines and the deep sea was obviously going to be within the realm of my interests. Combine that with the fact that the film has an excellent script, cast, and is directed by James Cameron at his prime and you have a definite winner.

So, O-Deck? What's your favorite film from the year of your birth?

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