Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Back To The Future 1985

Following on from the 70's success of star wars the 1980's shows the emergence of science-fiction becoming main stream, with the monumental hits that were the complete star wars trilogy, Alien and of course Back To The Future. Back To The Future is a 1985 American science-fiction adventure comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Gale and Neil Canton, and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. In the film, teenager Marty McFly (Fox) is sent back in time to 1955, where he meets his future parents in high school and accidentally becomes his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents-to-be to fall in love, and with the help of friend, eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown (Lloyd), he must find a way to return to 1985.

My reasoning for choosing this as a cinematic representation of the 1980's would mostly be for its birth of sub culture to main stream, as not only did this sci-fi classic give nerds a home with general conversation but also brought hobbies and fringe groups to the foreground. The scenes of Marty McFly skateboarding in the film occurred during the infancy of the skateboarding sub-culture and numerous skateboarders, as well as companies in the industry, pay tribute to the film for its influence in this regard. Not only did it help with the up and coming past time but also inspired its fans for more with the introduction of the hover board in the critically acclaimed sequel.

Back To The Future is an iconic 80's hit not only for its original plot line but its fashion and music choices as it provides a clear image and summary of what life is like living in the 1980's. Its this generalization of all things 80's that lets the viewer either experience a good look at a time they were never in or a nostalgia tour of how things used to be thus keeping in the film as a all time success according almost all critics and pundits. 

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