By Andrew Shail,Robin Stoate
Andrew Shail and Robin Stoate's research of the film places it within the old context of Reaganite the US and the cinematic context of the 'New New Hollywood' and Zemeckis's film-making career. They talk about the film's remedy of time commute and its depiction of the capability and pitfalls of technological know-how and of atomic energy. Shail and Stoate reflect on Back to the Future's attitudes in the direction of teenager tradition of the Eighties and the Fifties, visible within the movie as a interval within which conventional 'American' values and gender roles held sway to the advantage of kin and group existence, not like the extra bothered decade from which Marty McFly starts off his time-travelling adventures.
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