Back to the future

Andrew Shail & Robin Stoate

Back to the Future was the top-grossing film of 1985 and the eighth highest-grossing film of the 1980s. It was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Original Screenplay in 1986, and won the 1986 People's Choice Award for Favourite Motion Picture. Co-written and directed by Spielberg protege Robert Zemeckis, it became a landmark of 'New New Hollywood' and has continued to grow in popularity, voted 20th in Empire magazine's 2006 readers' poll of the best films of all time. In 2007, the United States Library of Congress deemed Back to the Future to be 'culturally, historically or aesthetically' significant enough to be 'preserved for all time' in the National Film Registry. Other choices that year included such classics as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Now, Voyager (1942), Oklahoma! (1955) and 12 Angry Men (1957). Andrew Shail and Robin Stoate's study of the film places it in the historical context of Reaganite America and the cinematic context of the 'New New Hollywood' and Zemeckis's film-making career. They discuss the film's treatment of time travel and its depiction of the potential and pitfalls of science and of atomic energy. Shail and Stoate consider Back to the Future's attitudes towards teen culture of the 1980s and the 1950s, seen in the film as a period in which traditional 'American' values and gender roles held sway to the benefit of family and community life, in contrast to the more troubled decade from which Marty McFly begins his time-travelling adventures.

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  • Acknowledgements Introduction Zemeckis, Gale ... ... and Hollywood's Revivalists 'you're gonna see some serious shit': New New Hollywood in Action Form and Style Genre The 1950s and Teen Culture Back to the Future and the Teenpic Masquerading Functioning The 1950s Imagined in the 1980s 'Erased from Existence': Digital Denial The Atomic Kid: The Return of Golden Age Nuclear Confidence Film and Time Time Travel in Film Oedipus's Family The Time Sense of Cinema Credits

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書名 Back to the future
著作者等 Stoate Robin
Shail Andrew
シリーズ名 BFI film classics
出版元 Palgrave Macmillan
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 117 p.
大きさ 19 cm
ISBN 9781844572939
NCID BB05144825
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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