Sunday, 24 April 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 114: Monday April 25

Back To The Future (Zemeckis, 1985) & Back To The Future Part II (Zemeckis, 1989)
Prince Charles Cinema, 6pm & 8.30pm

2015 isn't that far away. In the meantime here's Easter Monday fun for all the family. Critic Dave Kehr on the 1985 original:

Director Robert Zemeckis confronts the oedipal heart of the time-travel genre with this zestfully tasteless 1985 tale about a teenager (Michael J. Fox) who's projected back to 1955 and then must arrange the romance of his parents—even though mom (Lea Thompson) seems more interested in her handsome son-of-the-future than in his potential pop, a groveling nerd. Zemeckis and his writing partner, Bob Gale, were among the few TV-influenced filmmakers of the mid-80s who weren't ashamed of their sources. They love the crassness, obviousness, and manic energy of old TV, and it gives their work (Used Cars, the screenplay of Spielberg's 1941) a uniquely American zip and vulgarity, like the best early-60s rock. With Christopher Lloyd, whose mad scientist act pays tribute to every great TV crazy from Sid Caesar to John Belushi. 

And here is the trailer to get you in the mood.

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