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Back to the Future

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TitleBack To The Future
GenreGolden Fleece - Buddy Fleece
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Runtime
AuthorRahul Nag - rahulnag@hotmail.com
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Opening Image1Eccentric Professor Doc Brown’s room full of clocks, plutonium casket. Marty McFly being blasted across the room playing the guitar!
Theme Stated5”If you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything” vs “I just don’t think I could take that kind of rejection” – the difference between taking risks and standing up for yourself and the ones you love
Setup1 - 10Marty’s family – his Dad’s failure and never having stood up for himself against the bully Biff. Knock-on effects on his family – mother fat and drunk, eldest son works in fast food joint and takes bus, daughter no boyfriends and Marty – fails at music audition and in trouble with authority
Catalyst12Phone call from Doc Brown for Marty to go to Twin Pines Mall in the morning at 1am or so and take the video camera with him
Debate12 - 25What has Doc Brown invented and how does it work? Doc explains how to operate the time travel DeLorean and about how he discovered time travel back in 1955. He types in the exact date into the DeLorean dashboard
Break Into Two25Libyan terrorists find the Doc who had tricked them and they kill him and inadvertently send Marty back to 1955 when he tries to escape
B Story30Marty meets his father George McFly in the local café and finds he is being bullied by Biff even 30 years previously. He also has to get George to ask his mother Lorraine out and eventually stand up for himself
Fun and Games30 - 55Marty in the world of 1955 showing the contrast with 1985: re-runs, black and white tv, music, lack of choice for colored people etc. He also meets his family as they were in 1955 when he saves his Dad from the accident in which his Dad met his future wife. Introduced to the bully Biff and meets the Doc Brown from 1955 who works with him to send him back to the future.
Midpoint55When he convinces his father George to ask out Lorraine his mother by dressing up as spaceman and threatening to melt George’s brain!
Bad Guys Close In55 - 75Marty has to fight off Biff and his goons, he tries to tell Doc Brown he will be killed in 1985 but Doc does not want to know. Lorraine has fallen deeply in love with Marty. So Marty hatches a plan for him to take advantage of her when they park and for George to come to the rescue.
All Is Lost75Biff unexpectedly opens the car door in which Marty and Lorraine are parked and Marty is thrown into the boot of another car.
Dark Night of the Soul75 - 85George opens the first car only to find Biff instead of Marty and Biff is close to breaking his arm. Marty is locked in the trunk and the photo of his siblings is starting to show them disappear.
Break into Three85George punches out Biff and then also disposes of another drunken jerk who tries to dance with Lorraine. George then kisses Lorraine.
Finale85 - 110Tense scene as Doc finds Marty’s letter and rips it up. Marty gets back to 1985 earlier than he left but still cannot prevent Doc being shot. However the Doc had been wearing a bullet-proof vest and had kept the letter. Marty’s family is transformed: George is a successful author, has stood up to Biff who is now a car cleaner, Lorraine is happy and thin, Marty’s brother is a successful businessman and his sister has a boutique and loads of dates.
Final Image110Flying DeLorean – Doc comes back and takes Marty and his girlfriend into the future to deal with their problem kid!
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