Description : #1 New Release in movie guides and reviews and movie history and criticism ─ A Fan’s Look at the Back to the Future Franchise There’s a host of information out there on the Back to the Future trilogy, but never before has there been a book like this. The history of the films, cartoons, toys, and more. The Back to the Future series is a timeless collection that is greatly revered by all audiences. The beauty of this book by Brad Gilmore is that it doesn’t present the history of the film as textbook information. Gilmore discusses these films from a place of passion and so effectively reveals how the history behind the movies is just as engaging as the films themselves. From a fan for fans. Gilmore, a radio and television host, also happens to be a die-hard fan of the movies. As a fan speaking to fellow fans, Gilmore dives into fan theories and provides the answers to all the questions readers could possibly have—because they are the very questions he himself has asked. Unheard details and trivia. Not only is Gilmore a diehard fan, but he is also an expert on all things Back to the Future, a fact made evident by the podcast he hosts, Back to the Future: The Podcast. Pairing his knowledge with his passion for the films, Gilmore uses this book to discuss details and movie trivia that reveal just why these movies have stood the test of time. Check out this must-have book and learn things you never knew about Back to the Future. You’ll find… • Completed timelines of all the main characters from the franchise • In-depth studies of various Back to the Future fan theories that will surprise and intrigue you • A detailed comparison of the films’ predictions of the future to our world today Fans of books like Back to the Future: The Classic Illustrated Storybook, Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History, Back to the Future: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines, and We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy will love Brad Gilmore’s Back From the Future.
Description : Great Scott! Go Back to the Future with Doc Brown and Marty McFly in this visually stunning look at the creation of one of the most beloved movie trilogies of all time. Few films have made an impact on popular culture like the Back to the Future trilogy. This deluxe, officially licensed book goes behind the scenes to tell the complete story of the making of these hugely popular movies and how the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown became an international phenomenon. Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is a stunning journey into the creation of this beloved time-traveling saga and features hundreds of never-before-seen images from all three movies, along with rare concept art, storyboards, and other visual treasures. The book also features exclusive interviews with key cast and crew members—including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and more—and tells the complete story of the production of the movies, from the initial concept to the staging of iconic scenes such as the “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance and the hoverboard sequence. The book also delves into the wider Back to the Future universe, exploring the animated television show and Back to the Future: The Ride. Written by Michael Klastorin—the production publicist on the second and third movies—with Back to the Future expert Randal Atamaniuk, this book delivers a range of surprises from the Universal Pictures archives and also includes a wealth of special removable items. Comprehensive, compelling, and definitive, Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is the book that fans have been waiting for.
Description : After embracing the theology of Dispensationalism for thirty-three years, doubts grew in the author's mind concerning the issues raised by eschatological questions. While pastoring he avoided the subject. But one day he was asked questions on prophecy that he simply could no longer answer with commitment or conviction. It was time to find some real answers. This book began as Sunday school lessons to provide those real answers. Long after the Sunday school lessons ended, the study and the writing continued. Not satisfied with Sunday school answers; Dr. Bass wanted something definitive for his own benefit and the benefit of others. This work is an effort to provide that substance, that body of learning beyond the Sunday school class for those that demand more, much more. Feeling that much of what was out there on the subject was sorely wanting, Dr. Bass envisaged another work from the loyal opposition of the prevailing opinion, something written from a deep conviction in the sufficiency and trustworthiness of Scripture, yet something fare different from the usual offerings. This book is the result of the author's quest.
Description : The museum boom, with its accompanying objectification and politicization of culture, finds its counterpart in the growing interest by social scientists in material culture, much of which is to be found in museums. Not surprisingly, anthropologists in particular are turning their attention again to museums, after decades of neglect, during which fieldwork became the hallmark of modern anthropology - so much so that the "social" and the "material" parted company so radically as to produce a kind of knowledge gap between historical collections and the intellectuals who might have benefitted from working on these material representations of culture. Moreover it was forgotten that museums do not only present the "pastness" of things. A great deal of what goes on in contemporary museums is literally about planning the shape of the future: making culture materialize involves mixing things from the past, taking into account current visions, and knowing that the scenes constructed will shape the perspectives of future generations. However, the (re-)invention of museum anthropology presents a series of challenges for academic teaching and research, as well as for the work of cultural production in contemporary museums - issues that are explored in this volume.
Description : Back to the Future was the top-grossing film of 1985 and winner of the 1986 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture. This fascinating study places the film in the historical context of the Reagan era, the “New New Hollywood,” and director Robert Zemeckis’s filmmaking career. Among the major themes explored are time travel and the potential and pitfalls of science and atomic energy. The book also considers teen culture in the 1980s and the 1950s, depicted in the film as a period in which traditional “American” values and gender roles contrasted sharply with the more troubled decade from which Marty McFly begins his time-traveling adventures. Includes 60 color stills from the movie.
Description : 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 interdisciplinary fields, including philosophy, literature, music, pop culture, and media and gender studies. Topics include sexual symbolism in the trilogy and the oedipal plotting of the first film; nostalgia and the suburban dream in the cultural climate of the 1980s; generic play and performance throughout the trilogy; the emotional and narrative force provided by the films’ renowned musical scores; the trilogy’s post-modern references and allusions to the Western genre; female representations across the trilogy; and the Lacanian philosophical constructs in the characterizations of Doc Brown and George and Marty McFly.
Description : Back to the Future investigates the genesis of Baloch nationalism during the first half of the twentieth century, analyzes the emergence of a Baloch national movement, and sets it in relation to the rise of an Indian and Muslim Indian (Pakistan) national movement in British India during that time. The study portrays the decline and disintegration of the Baloch khanate of Kalat during the last decades of British rule, analyzes Kalat's lack of integration but increasing attachment to British Indian affairs, and summarizes the colonial legacy of Balochistan in respect of political, administrative, and constitutional development. It investigates the emergence of a royalist movement around the figure of the khan of Kalat, and discusses his attempt to turn back time and revert to Balochistan's pre-colonial status. The book also probes into the coincident rise of a Baloch nationalist movement, and analyzes the political and cultural framework of an emerging Baloch national identity. It traces the political demands of Baloch nationalist pioneers, and looks for interrelations with the Muslim nationalist and the Baloch royalist movements. Back to the Future ascertains the emergence of a Baloch national movement as the outcome of the historical and political circumstances during the British withdrawal from India, and portrays the evolution of Baloch national identity as a reaction to the territorial, political, and cultural inclusion on the side of the All India Muslim League and the Pakistan movement.
Description : BTTF creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well... TIMELESS pop-culture phenomenon! From the Old West forward to the 1980s, from the 21st Century back to the Jurassic Period—and every time in between—Doc, Marty, along with their friends and enemies, embark on time-space continuum adventures of epic proportions!
Description : During the past fifteen years, changes in technology have generated an extraordinary array of new ways in which music and movies can be produced and distributed. Both the creators and the consumers of entertainment products stand to benefit enormously from the new systems. Sadly, we have failed thus far to avail ourselves of these opportunities. Instead, much energy has been devoted to interpreting or changing legal rules in hopes of defending older business models against the threats posed by the new technologies. These efforts to plug the multiplying holes in the legal dikes are failing and the entertainment industry has fallen into crisis. This provocative book chronicles how we got into this mess and presents three alternative proposals--each involving a combination of legal reforms and new business models--for how we could get out of it.