The worlds of Back to the future : critical essays on the films / edited by Sorcha Ní Fhlainn

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Subjects: Back to the future (Motion picture)
Back to the future part II (Motion picture)
Back to the future part III (Motion picture)
Time travel in motion pictures
Back to the future (Motion picture)
Back to the future part II (Motion picture)
Back to the future part III (Motion picture)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: viii, 264 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction: It's About Time / Sorcha NI FhLainn 1
1. Back to the Future. Edipus as Time Traveler / Andrew Gordon 29
2. "You Space Bastard! You killed my pines!": Back to the Future, Nostalgia and the Suburban Dream / Bernice M. Murphy 49
3. "Don't you think it's about time?": Back to the Future in Black and White / Stephen Matterson 62
4. "There's something very familiar about all this": Generic Play and Performance in the Back to the Future Trilogy / Lucy Fife Donaldson 73
5. Bury My Heart in Hill Valley, or, The Kid Who Ko'd Liberty Valance / John Exshaw 91
6. Music in Flux: Musical Transformation and Time Travel in Back to the Future / Christine Lee Gengaro 112
7. Back to the Fifties! Fixing the Future / Elizabeth McCarthy 133
8. "Mom! You look so thin!": Constructions of Femininity Across the Space-Time Continuum / Katherine Farrimond 157
9. Ronald Reagan and the Rhetoric of Traveling Back to the Future: The Zemeckis Aesthetic as Revisionist History and Conservative Fantasy / Christopher Justice 174
10. "This is what makes time travel possible": The Generation(s) of Revolutionary Master Signifiers in Back to the Future / Michael Williams 195
11. Showdown at the Cafe ̀80's: The Back to the Future Trilogy as Baudrillardian Parable / Randy Laist 216
12. "Doing it in style": The Narrative Rules of Time Travel in the Back to the Future Trilogy / Francis Ludlow 232
About the Contributors 255
Index 259
Additional Authors: Ní Fhlainn, Sorcha, 1980-
Notes: LCCN: 2010010463
ISBN: 9780786444007 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786444002 (softcover : alk. paper)
Summary: "A critical examination of the cultural, cinematic, and historical contexts of the Back to the Future trilogy, this book provides a multi-focal representation of the trilogy from several inter-disciplinary fields, including philosophy, literature, music, pop culture, and media and gender studies"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction : it's about time / Sorcha Ní Fhlainn -- Back to the future : Îdipus as time traveler / Andrew Gordon -- "You space bastard! you killed my pines!" : Back to the future, nostalgia and the suburban dream / Bernice M. Murphy -- "Don't you think it's about time?": Back to the future in black and white / Stephen Matterson -- "There's something very familiar about all this" : generic play and performance in the Back to the future trilogy / Lucy Fife Donaldson -- Bury my heart in Hill Valley, or, the kid who KO'd Liberty Valance / John Exshaw -- Music in flux : musical transformation and time travel in Back to the future / Christine Lee Gengaro -- Back to the Fifties! fixing the future / Elizabeth McCarthy -- "Mom! you look so thin!" : constructions of femininity across the space-time continuum / Katherine Farrimond -- Ronald Reagan and the rhetoric of traveling back to the future : the Zemeckis aesthetic as revisionist history and conservative fantasy / Christopher Justice -- "This is what makes time travel possible" : the generation(s) of revolutionary master signifiers in Back to the future / Michael Williams -- Showdown at the Café '80's: the Back to the future trilogy as Baudrillardian parable / Randy Laist -- "Doing it in style" : the narrative rules of time travel in the Back to the future trilogy / Jennifer Harwood-Smith and Francis Ludlow
OCLC Number: 564132794
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786444007
0786444002