Back to the Future

It’s fascinating to watch the Back to the Future movies now not for their nostalgic depiction of the 1950s or jokey guesses at life in 2015, all hoverboards and flying cars, but as a vital document of the 1980s. After all, next year, we’ll be as far removed from 1985 as the filmmakers were from 1955. The first film especially fixes that time’s preoccupations and possibilities in amber.

Tim Carmody, Entire Back to the Future town to be created

Rather sobering thoughts, to say the least.

This is in reference to a whole town being created for a screening of the Back to the Future movies.