The original Back to the Future turns 25 this year (This news makes some of us feel old and nostalgic. The rest of you, it was the 80's okay). In honor of this occasion, I wanted to let you know about a new book that we now have. It's called The Worlds of Back to the Future: Critical Essays on the Films, edited by Sorcha Ni Fhlainn ( King Library 2nd floor PN1997.B1935 W67 2010). That's right, Back to the Future now has critical essays written about it. Some of the essays included are "Back to the Future: Oedipus as Time Traveler," " 'You Space Bastards! You killed my pines!': Back to the Future, Nostalgia, and the Suburban Dream," " Mom! You look so thin!': Constructions of Feminity Across the Space-Time Continuum," and " 'Doing it in style': The Narrative Rules of Time Travel in the Back to the Future Trilogy."
Here's a fun fact I learned from the introduction of this book. Back to the Future was added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry on December 27th, 2007, along with films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dances with Wolves, and 12 Angry Men. All of these films were included because they were deemed to be "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant."
If you'd like to watch the film for yourself, here's information about several copies that we have:
Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy. Middletown IMC PN1997 .B1874 2002
Back to the Future. King Library, Ground Floor, IMC PN1997 .B1874 1994
Back to the Future II. King Library, Ground Floor, IMC PN1997 .B187412 1990
Back to the Future III. King Library, Ground Floor, IMC
And now for your viewing enjoyment, the original theatrical trailer: