Friday, July 22, 2005

Back to the Future in the Theater!!!!

I need a couple of you to do me a favor. I'm leaving to visit my sister in California on August 19th, which will no doubt be an excellent trip full of adventure and death defying reckless behavior. The problem with this, is that the next day is quite possibly most important day in recent Twin Cities history, the theatrical showing of Back to the Future.

I have not seen the 35mm version of BTTF since the 2000 MSU screening. I need to experience this through you. Please go see it and tell me all about it!


Blogger -Lisa- said...

looks like you haven't gotten much love on this topic yet...

and well, i can't say that i'm going to help you out on this one either.

sorry man, I like BTTF, but I don't know if I like it that much..

7/28/2005 10:31 PM  
Blogger david said...

You have got to be kidding me! How many other movies combine the concepts of achieving all you were meant to achieve, building strong families, living life without regret, comedy, and a cool car? NONE!

Come on peeps!

7/29/2005 7:01 AM  
Blogger Erin Bennett said...

Yeah, I've actually never seen the movie. Shame on me, apparently. I'd love to help you out, but I have no desire to see the film. If it was "The Sound of Music" on the big screen, then sign me up. Just kidding. Well, not THAT kidding... :)

7/29/2005 8:37 AM  
Blogger -Lisa- said...

i'm failing to see the:
"achieving all you were meant to achieve" concept.

I must say that I did enjoy the dvd version of the movie with the pop-ups of factoids about filming/history/etc.

I got the trilogy for my dad a couple christmases ago.

I do think that Erin must atleast see the movie at some point, it's a classic. Too bad the second and third weren't as good as the first.

7/31/2005 12:46 AM  
Blogger david said...

Lisa! Come on! Are you sure you have even seen the movie? George McFly is first profiled in the movie as a wuss, but when encouraged to challenge himself to become more, he takes the challenge and then some. Specifically I'm referring to his beating up of Biff to save Loraine. He realized how he didn't have to be the wussy loser anymore, but with a little confidence he could live his dreams.

Marty said "Ya know, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything." which then motivated George.

In the last two movies, Marty realizes how much like his Dad he is, in that he is also not living up to his full potential. He lets others shape his behavior based on what they think of him. Marty decides to stop caring about what others think, and thus saves himself from a life of a troubled family, a bad job, and living with regret about not pursuing his music.

You can't say you don't see this stuff in the films.

7/31/2005 6:50 PM  
Blogger -Lisa- said...

okay okay.... i see that i guess, but it's not like that's really a huge theme. If you asked any other random person about what they thought the movie was about, they'd say it was about a time machine, and a guy almost screwing up the course of history for himself. :)

that's all for now.

8/01/2005 9:10 PM  

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