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by Robin Stoate,Andrew Shail

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  • ISBN 1844572935
  • ISBN13 978-1844572939
  • Language English
  • Author Robin Stoate,Andrew Shail
  • Publisher British Film Institute; 2010 edition (August 17, 2010)
  • Pages 96
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  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1570 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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This compelling study places 'Back to the Future' in the context of Reaganite America, discusses Robert Zemeckis's film-making technique and its relationship to the 'New New Hollywood', explores the film's attitudes to teen culture of the 1950s and 1980s and its representation of science, atomic power and time travel.

Back to the Future was the top-grossing film of 1985 and the eighth highest-grossing film of the 1980s

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. One of the most purely enjoyable films ever chronicled by the BFI Film Classics series has resulted in a book that deals in some interesting sociocultural concepts, but nevertheless approaches its subject from a surprisingly dry, academic remove.

Back to the Future: BFI Film Classics was a non-fiction book by Andrew Shail and Robin Stoate, which was an in-depth study of Back to the Future. It was published by Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of the British Film Institute (. in the United Kingdom in 2010. Note: The summary shown here is as exactly it was originally published, complete with .

Back to the Future book. 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.

Back to the Future was the top-grossing film of 1985 and the eighth . 1955) and 12 Angry Men (1957). Of all of the BFI film classics that I have read, this has been one of the best.

Back to the Future was the top-grossing film of 1985 and the eighth highest-grossing film of the 1980s.

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Back to the future, Shail, Andrew. Варианты приобретения . Описание: Through close attention to films like Back to the Future and popular music of artists like Michael Jackson, Back to the Fifties explores how Fifties nostalgia was shaped for a generation of teenagers trained by popular culture to rewind, record, recycle and replay. The book concludes with essays on four major American film critics: James Agee, Manny Farber, Andrew Sarris, and Jonathan Rosenbaum. Автор: Willis Holly Название: Fast Forward: The Future(s) of the Cinematic Arts ISBN: 023117893X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780231178938 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг

The film has been inducted into the National Film Registry, having been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and deserving of preservation by the Library of Congress

The film has been inducted into the National Film Registry, having been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and deserving of preservation by the Library of Congress. As one of the elite films selected as enduring importance to popular American culture, Back to the Future's preservation ensures that this timeless classic will be enjoyed by future audiences throughout the rest of time! Learn More. The Timeless Classic. A worldwide cultural phenomenon and the highest-grossing film of 1985, Back to the Future launched one of the most successful franchises.

The BFI book - simply titled Back to the Future - is mainly a historical survey

The BFI book - simply titled Back to the Future - is mainly a historical survey. Shail and Stoate, the former an established film critic who contributed to Stacy Gillis's The Matrix Trilogy: Cyberpunk Reloaded (2005), place Future into the convention of the "New New Hollywood" generation of filmmakers and the teenpic, sf, and blockbuster genres. They also outline the cultural history of the United States between the 1950s and the 1980s.

Robin Stoate is the co-author of the BFI Film Classics guide to Back to the Future, and for him, a key aspect . If developing a Back to The Future-style future still sounds too complicated, you can always try the George Lucas ploy.

Robin Stoate is the co-author of the BFI Film Classics guide to Back to the Future, and for him, a key aspect is the film’s multiculturalism: Marty’s middle-aged self is fired by his Japanese boss, prefiguring the impact of Asian economies on American business. He opened Star Wars with a caption declaring that it all took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, instantly silencing any questions about how feasible it was.

Talk about Back to the Future (BFI Film Classics)


Jugore
From the mean time of the shots to the script's reaganite undertones, this book offers a torough formal, political and historical analysis of the film
Levion
So is Back to the Future one of your favorite films? If it is, definitely pick up this short read. Learn how Reganite America is reflected onscreen, and how nostalgia of the past defines the film's depiction of the present. For film students interested in cinematography and mise-en-scène, this short book is a must. You will never watch Back to the Future in the same way again!
Rocksmith
Another great entry in the BFI series, this volume on Back to the Future is a fun read with some nice insight on the film. If you are a fan, pick it up and enjoy it for the companion that it is.
Khiceog
son loved it
nailer
Wonderful inspirational book with high quality pictures. A bit too short, in my opinion. Will search for more works by the same authors.
AGAD
One of the most purely enjoyable films ever chronicled by the BFI Film Classics series has resulted in a book that deals in some interesting sociocultural concepts, but nevertheless approaches its subject from a surprisingly dry, academic remove. Unlike Ryan Gilbey's probing yet fun volume on "Groundhog Day" or J.M. Tyree and Ben Walters' rollicking chronicle of "The Big Lebowski," Andrew Shail and Robin Stoate have delivered one of the more clinically academic books I've read in recent years from the series.

The authors seem much more interested in engaging with "Back to the Future" as a science fiction text than as comedy. They do manage to raise some interesting points about the film's uniquely Reaganite spin on the teen film, with its idealized portrait of the Great Communicator's kind of 1950s, but they spend way too much time wrapped up in details about nuclear energy, atomic weapons proliferation, and the Strategic Defense Initiative to realize that this film is less interested in Star Wars the government program than it is in "Star Wars" the film. They also touch on the film's outrageously queasy Oedipal implications without ever truly delving into how these elements work in the film, or how Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale were able to get these details past the studio executives to get them into the film. Also, when the writers do try to get a little fun, as when they reference the absurd "Marvin Astley" reference to the film in "Family Guy," they simply quote the reference without discussing what makes it unique or interesting.

"Back to the Future" is a film beloved by many, and I know that last year's 30th anniversary of the film saw a spate of books relating to the film's production, trivia, and fan culture. Here's hoping those books, which I haven't read, give fans of the film* more of what they want than this scholarly but too-dutiful volume probably will.

* Though this is my first time reading the book, it's my second time buying it, as I purchased a copy back when the book first came out, as a gift for a woman I was dating whose favorite film this was. I don't know if she ever read it (we split up before we got to discuss it), but if she did, sorry. I hope it wasn't too boring for you.
Lynnak
Back To the Future was a movie begging for a decent critical analysis. Blending different genres, presenting some rather penetrating and thoughtful issues, all the while packaging itself as a summer blockbuster, the movie was (and is) far more thought-provoking than it would appear at first glance. In this entry to the BFI Film Classics, it get some of the treatment it deserves.

BACK TO THE FUTURE (the book, that is) starts off pretty strong, discussing the New, New Hollywood that came after the bad boys of the 1970s who took on the studio systems and gave us movies that broke the traditional Hollywood stereotypes. These were the movies with antiheroes and ambiguous endings. Director Robert Zemeckis was at the forefront of the `New New' movement, hitching his wagon to the ever-rising star of Steven Spielberg. The book gives us some good background about the story that eventually became Back To the Future, as well as Zemeckis' rather rocky road getting there.

We also get some excellent analysis regarding blending of genres (time travel sci-fi, teenage romance, summer blockbuster), 1950s teen culture as filtered through a 1980s lens, the changing perspectives of atomic power, and even, yes, the saucy incest undertones between Marty and his mom.

Unfortunately we readers also must sit through a rather patronizing lecture about the racist aspects of the movie, with a white boy really inventing Chuck Berry's rock-and-roll and the same white boy suggesting to the black kid at the soda fountain that he should become mayor. Because, well, we all know blacks just cannot run their own lives and need whites to do this for them, or so the theory goes.

Though the real chortler comes in its discussion of feminism that uses, get ready for it, Susan Faludi's BACKLASH as its paradigm. BACKLASH!!?? Dear Lord, does anyone take that junk seriously anymore? I checked the publication date for this BMI book: 2010!! Are you serious? That one of its authors, per the description on the back cover, is a male co-editor of Menstruation: A Cultural History, may make this more understandable. Male feminists never tire of self-emasculation in furtherance of demonstrating their enlightenment. Alas, the rest of us do.

Well, at least now you know. The bad with the good. Take it or leave it. Until next time . . .
A mixed bag. On the one hand, some of the analyses and discussions are truly thought-provoking, and insightful. Others seem slightly more ludicrous in terms of their leaps of logic, and the language is often unnecessarily dry and obtuse. Unfocused and somewhat frustrating - but still worth a read, for as short as it is.