History Film / BacktoTheFuture

18th Jun '17 2:52:17 AM faunas
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* WhosOnFirst: Marty's attempts to get a Tab, and then a Pepsi Free, at Lou's Cafe in the 50's.[[note]]For those who don't get the joke, "Tab" and "Pepsi Free" are better known as "Diet Coke" and "Caffeine-Free Pepsi" nowadays.[[/note]]

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* WhosOnFirst: Marty's attempts to get a Tab, and then a Pepsi Free, at Lou's Cafe in the 50's.[[note]]For those who don't get the joke, "Tab" and "Pepsi Free" are better known as "Diet Coke" and "Caffeine-Free Pepsi" nowadays. Tab is also still sold under that name, although it only has a cult following today.[[/note]]
24th May '17 11:32:24 PM Tallens
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* ActivationSequence: The first scene is Marty arriving at Doc's place where he starts activating...something. He switches on the power, activates all the switches, dials up the driver ''and'' the overdrive, causing all the dials to go off-scale high. Then we see that this things he's powering up is a giant speaker, which blows him across the room, and blows itself up, when he tries to play a chord on his guitar.
23rd May '17 10:42:20 AM CosmicFerret
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* LoopingLines: Crispin Glover (George [=McFly=]) lost his voice due to nervousness while filming ''Back to the Future''. For some scenes, he had to silently mouth his lines, with his voice being dubbed in later at a recording studio.

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* LoopingLines: Crispin Glover Creator/CrispinGlover (George [=McFly=]) lost his voice due to nervousness while filming ''Back to the Future''. For some scenes, he had to silently mouth his lines, with his voice being dubbed in later at a recording studio.
29th Apr '17 5:14:12 AM MovieFan2000
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* FanDisservice: A sweet, cute beautiful young girl has a desperate crush on you. That would be every man's dream. The fact that she's also your future mother...not so much.
10th Apr '17 5:27:26 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Doc types in November 5, 1955 into the time machine, the day he came up with the Flux Capacitor. Marty ends up going back to that day, which also happens to be the exact same day his parents met.
** It's also lucky for Marty that the dance where his parents first kissed and fell in love happened before lightning hit the clock tower, the only time Marty and Doc knew of when and where lightning would strike, as opposed to after.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Doc types in November 5, 1955 into the time machine, the day he came up with the Flux Capacitor. Marty ends up going back to that day, which also happens to be the exact same day his parents met.
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met. It's also lucky for Marty that the dance where his parents first kissed and fell in love happened before lightning hit the clock tower, the only time Marty and Doc knew of when and where lightning would strike, as opposed to after.



** It also tips Doc off that changing the natural course of time isn't the catastrophe he feared it would be, and he later tapes up and reads Marty's letter.

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** It ::It also tips Doc off that changing the natural course of time isn't the catastrophe he feared it would be, and he later tapes up and reads Marty's letter.



* ConvenientSlowDance

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** Doc recalls in the Twin Pines Mall parking lot how Old Man Peabody owned the area the mall is built on. Marty encounters him and his family upon first arriving in 1955, and during the encounter with the Peabodys, Marty runs over one of the two pine trees. It was Twin Pines Mall at first, but it is Lone Pine Mall at the end of the film.
*** Which in and of itself is ''another'' case of foreshadowing. Viewers might not notice at first because of the tense emotion of the scene (Marty racing to try, apparently futilely, to save Doc's life), or might chalk it up to a Funny Foreground Event, but it foreshadows that ''everything'' Marty did in 1955, even running down an innocent pine tree, has had an effect 30 years later.

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** Doc recalls in the Twin Pines Mall parking lot how Old Man Peabody owned the area the mall is built on. Marty encounters him and his family upon first arriving in 1955, and during the encounter with the Peabodys, Marty runs over one of the two pine trees. It was Twin Pines Mall at first, but it is Lone Pine Mall at the end of the film.
*** Which in and of itself is ''another'' case of foreshadowing. Viewers
film. Also, viewers might not notice at first because of the tense emotion of the scene (Marty racing to try, apparently futilely, to save Doc's life), or might chalk it up to a Funny Foreground Event, but it foreshadows that ''everything'' Marty did in 1955, even running down an innocent pine tree, has had an effect 30 years later.



** The fact that Hill Valley has a ''porn theater'' [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hill_valley_is_a_nice_town.png located prominently in its town square.]]
*** And [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hill_valley_has_a_lot_of_pervs.png another porn store]]. Hill Valley sure has a lot of porn enthusiasts.

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** The fact that Hill Valley has a ''porn theater'' [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hill_valley_is_a_nice_town.png located prominently in its town square.]]
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]] And [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hill_valley_has_a_lot_of_pervs.png another porn store]]. Hill Valley sure has a lot of porn enthusiasts.



* {{Jerkass}}: Biff, obviously, both in 1985 and possibly more so in 1955 as a teenager. Up until George grows a pair and knocks him out.

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Biff, obviously, both in 1985 and possibly more so in 1955 as a teenager. Up until George grows a pair and knocks him out.



** Likewise, Marty walks into Lou's Diner in 1955 and after Lou hands him a cup of coffee, the camera pans to show that Marty is sitting next to George, who is occupied eating his breakfast. Suddenly the doors fly open:

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** Likewise, Marty walks into Lou's Diner in 1955 and after Lou hands him a cup of coffee, the camera pans to show that Marty is sitting next to George, who is occupied eating his breakfast. Suddenly the doors fly open:



*** They crashed into the kiosk at about ninety miles an hour, and neither one was wearing a seatbelt. They're almost certainly incapacitated or dead.
10th Apr '17 5:24:05 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Not In-universe, but Marty's remark, "You built a time machine, out of a ''[=DeLorean=]''?" is this. Before the film, [=DeLoreans=] were infamous for being a huge flop and generally terrible cars. Only since the movie have they entered the realm of [[CoolCar Cool Cars]]



** Partly a case of AluminumChristmasTrees. It's easy to forget that the reputation of the movies has far, far outlived the reputation of the cars. [=DeLoreans=] were (and still are) notorious for being temperamental and difficult to maintain.
8th Apr '17 12:57:05 PM kelly-away-from-home
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** Not In-universe, but Marty's remark, "You built a time machine, out of a ''[=DeLorean=]''?" is this. Before the film, [=DeLoreans=] were infamous for being a huge flop and generally terrible cars. Only since the movie have they entered the realm of [[CoolCar Cool Cars]]


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** Partly a case of AluminumChristmasTrees. It's easy to forget that the reputation of the movies has far, far outlived the reputation of the cars. [=DeLoreans=] were (and still are) notorious for being temperamental and difficult to maintain.
5th Apr '17 8:42:33 PM LavaringX
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** Lorraine says to her children at the dinner, "I think it's terrible. Girls chasing boys. When I was your age, [[ParentalHypocrisy I never chased a boy, called a boy]] or... [[BlatantLies sat in a parked car with a boy]]." Considering her behavior around Marty in 1955....

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** Lorraine says to her children at the dinner, "I think it's terrible. Girls chasing boys. When I was your age, [[BlatantLies I never chased a boy]], [[ParentalHypocrisy I never chased a boy, called a boy]] boy]], or... [[BlatantLies [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial sat in a parked car with a boy]].boy]]..." Considering her behavior around Marty in 1955....
3rd Apr '17 4:42:43 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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--->'''Marty''': Yeah, Doc, he laid Biff out in one punch! He never stood up to Biff in his life!\\

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--->'''Marty''': -->'''Marty''': Yeah, Doc, he laid Biff out in one punch! He never stood up to Biff in his life!\\
2nd Apr '17 7:02:06 PM ropertroper
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** It's also lucky for Marty that the dance where his parents first kissed and fell in love happened before lightning hit the clock tower, the only time Marty and Doc knew of when and where lightning would strike, as opposed to after.
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