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Back to the Future
     

Back to the Future

by G. Howie, Robin Stoate, Andrew Shail
 
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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844572939
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Series:
BFI Film Classics Series
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,004,122
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.01(d)

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The authors do an excellent job of bringing together a well researched look at a film that is loved the world over. Between talking about the films commentary on the 1950?s teen culture and the nods to popular film culture at the time the film was made, they put together what is one of this year essential reads for any fan of film. Of all of the BFI film classics that I have read, this has been one of the best.' - Cine Talk

Meet the Author

ANDREW SHAIL is Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the co-editor of Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005) and Neurology and Modernity (2009) and the editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2010).

ROBIN STOATE is a Doctoral Candidate in English Literature at Newcastle University, UK. He has contributed articles to the Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Literary and Cultural Theory (2010).

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