History Awesome / BackToTheFuture

12th Jan '18 6:51:14 AM kquinn0830
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* From a storytelling standpoint, the massive amount of {{Foreshadowing}} the writers managed to pack into the opening story -- without disrupting the flow -- is impressive. Lorraine's storytelling, Doc's rambling, the words of the lady from the Hill Valley Preservation Society... all come into play later in the film.

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* From a storytelling standpoint, the massive amount of {{Foreshadowing}} the writers managed to pack into the opening story -- without disrupting the flow -- is impressive. Lorraine's storytelling, Doc's rambling, the words of the lady from the Hill Valley Preservation Society... all come into play later in the film. Many film schools use the film as a teaching tool to instruct proper storytelling structure and plot devising.
16th Nov '17 6:53:39 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Continuum Conundrum'' gives Jennifer Parker her largest role yet in a ''BTTF'' story, due to her and Marty being the only residents of 1986 Hill Valley to have traveled through time. She even gets to drive the [=DeLorean=] a few times, [[spoiler:first to run Needles off the road, and again to pick up Marty ''from 2035''.]]

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* ''Continuum Conundrum'' gives Jennifer Parker her largest role yet in a ''BTTF'' story, due to her and Marty being the only residents of 1986 Hill Valley to have traveled through time. She even gets to drive the [=DeLorean=] a few times, [[spoiler:first to run Needles off the road, and again to pick up Marty ''from 2035''. The latter moment has her plow through a crowd of force field-equipped futuristic civilians in order to hit 88.]]
26th Sep '17 2:40:08 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Continuum Conundrum'' gives Jennifer Parker her largest role yet in a ''BTTF'' story, due to her and Marty being the only residents of 1986 Hill Valley to have traveled through time. She even gets to drive the [=DeLorean=] a few times, [[spoiler:first to run Needles off the road, and again to pick up Marty ''from 2035''.]]
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17th Sep '17 1:48:26 PM dsneybuf
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* Real-Life Example: The then-CEO of Universal, Sid Sheinberg, wanted to change the name to "Spaceman from Pluto" due to the comic book that the kids on the farm are reading when Marty first makes it to 1955, thinking that no one would get the title ''Back to the Future'' (it doesn't take a genius to figure out the FridgeLogic there). The writers were stuck and really couldn't say anything, but Creator/StevenSpielberg on the other hand said this at a meeting: "We got the joke you sent us, it was hilarious." The uproarious laughter pretty much squashed the idea.
* Real-Life Example: From a storytelling standpoint, the massive amount of {{Foreshadowing}} the writers managed to pack into the opening story -- without disrupting the flow -- is impressive. Lorraine's storytelling, Doc's rambling, the words of the lady from the Hill Valley Preservation Society... all come into play later in the film.

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* Real-Life Example: The then-CEO of Universal, Sid Sheinberg, wanted to change the name to "Spaceman from Pluto" due to the comic book that the kids on the farm are reading when Marty first makes it to 1955, thinking that no one would get the title ''Back to the Future'' (it doesn't take a genius to figure out the FridgeLogic there). The writers were stuck and really couldn't say anything, but Creator/StevenSpielberg on the other hand said this at a meeting: "We got the joke you sent us, it was hilarious." The uproarious laughter pretty much squashed the idea.
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From a storytelling standpoint, the massive amount of {{Foreshadowing}} the writers managed to pack into the opening story -- without disrupting the flow -- is impressive. Lorraine's storytelling, Doc's rambling, the words of the lady from the Hill Valley Preservation Society... all come into play later in the film.


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* The then-CEO of Universal, Sid Sheinberg, wanted to change the name to "Spaceman from Pluto" due to the comic book that the kids on the farm are reading when Marty first makes it to 1955, thinking that no one would get the title ''Back to the Future'' (it doesn't take a genius to figure out the FridgeLogic there). The writers were stuck and really couldn't say anything, but Creator/StevenSpielberg on the other hand said this at a meeting: "We got the joke you sent us, it was hilarious." The uproarious laughter pretty much squashed the idea.
3rd Sep '17 1:12:02 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Doc's justification for using the [=DeLorean=] as the vessel for his time machine is simple: "The way I see it, if you're gonna build a car into a time machine, why not do it with some [[RuleOfCool style]]?"
3rd Sep '17 1:11:43 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Doc's justification for using the [=DeLorean=] as the vessel for his time machine: "Why not do it with ''[[RuleOfCool style]]''?"

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* Doc's justification for using the [=DeLorean=] as the vessel for his time machine: "Why machine is simple: "The way I see it, if you're gonna build a car into a time machine, why not do it with ''[[RuleOfCool style]]''?"some [[RuleOfCool style]]?"
3rd Sep '17 1:10:59 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Doc's justification for using the [=DeLorean=] as the vessel for his time machine: "Why not do it with ''[[RuleOfCool style]]''?"
26th Jun '17 11:09:05 AM kotenok2000
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* A small moment, but Marvin and the Starlighters sending Biff's gang running is pretty awesome. Match, Skinhead, and 3-D throw Marty in the trunk of Lorenzo's car, and when Lorenzo objects, they dismiss him as a "spook"... which causes all five Starlighers to exit the car, danger in Marvin's voice as he asks, [[OhCrap "Who are you calling 'spook', peckerwood?"]] The bullies panic and flee as Lorenzo snarls, "Go home to your mama, boy!" while taking a swipe at them as three Starlighters run after them.

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* A small moment, but Marvin and the Starlighters sending Biff's gang running is pretty awesome. Match, Skinhead, and 3-D throw Marty in the trunk of Lorenzo's car, and when Lorenzo objects, they dismiss him as a "spook"... which causes all five Starlighers Starlighters to exit the car, danger in Marvin's voice as he asks, [[OhCrap "Who are you calling 'spook', peckerwood?"]] The bullies panic and flee as Lorenzo snarls, "Go home to your mama, boy!" while taking a swipe at them as three Starlighters run after them.
11th Apr '17 8:35:01 PM DaFlabbagasta
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3rd Nov '16 12:18:59 PM DynamiteXI
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* Back in 1955, the colored janitor tries to encourage George [=McFly=] to stand up for himself, using himself as an example. He may be a colored busboy, but that's not all he'll be. Marty looks at him, and after a moment of being stunned (again) exclaims, "That's right, he's gonna be mayor!" Hilarious and awesome because the busboy really is going to become mayor in 30 years time. And the best part, the movie implies a stable time loop, it was Marty's witnessing this exchange that prompts him to go into politics. He was already on his way to doing something other than working in a cafe; as he tells George, he's "going to nightschool" and one day he'll "be somebody". Marty simply speeds up the process.

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* Back in 1955, Goldie Wilson, the colored janitor African American busboy, tries to encourage George [=McFly=] to stand up for himself, using himself as an example. He may be a colored busboy, but that's not all ''all'' he'll be. Marty looks at him, and after a moment of being stunned (again) exclaims, "That's right, he's gonna be mayor!" Hilarious and awesome because the busboy Goldie really is ''is'' going to become mayor in 30 years time. And the best part, the movie implies a stable time loop, it was Marty's witnessing this exchange that prompts him to go into politics. He was already on his way to doing something other than working in a cafe; as he tells George, he's "going to nightschool" night school" and one day he'll "be somebody". Marty simply speeds up the process.
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