Leah Anderst - Bright Lights Film Journal: Back to the Future
A summer blockbuster, Back to the Future was the highest-grossing film of 1985 and one of the top grossers of the decade. The film follows rebellious teenager Marty McFly, whose unwitting trip to the past, to the precise day of his parents’ meeting in 1955, upsets history and threatens his own existence. Shail and Stoate’s book, like many of the volumes of this series, offers the general reader as well as the specialist an accessible yet critically rigorous introduction to this surprisingly important film.
Submitted on: MAY 10, 2011