The producing/directing team of Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale wrote the screenplay for Back to the Future, one of the best feel-
More than three decades now and people still love this movie as much as when it was first released. A lot of that is due to the screenplay. Let’s take a closer look at the script...
Marty’s life is changed for the better, he lives happily ever after with the love-
Marty McFly, an impetuous high-
If Marty doesn’t fix the time machine, really just a souped-
Not only does Marty need to get back to the future, but he now also needs to make his teenage parents fall in love all over again -
Marty flees the terrorists, jumps into the car and takes off!
Unfortunately, as soon as he hits 88 miles per hour…
This is a really strong turning point. Marty is just a regular kid throughout the first act -
Notice how the setting changes: We go from Twin Pines -
Notice how the stakes rise tremendously: Marty is just a high-
Doc Brown’s Rube Goldberg machine sets off a series of chain reactions that end with failing to feed the dog properly.
Marty realizes that he needs to do more than just get back to the future -
There already was a ticking clock on his quest -
Notice how the setting changes: We go from trying to get the time-
Notice how the stakes rise tremendously: Marty isn’t just going to be stuck in the past, now his whole existence is in jeopardy.
They know the exact time the lightning’s going to come, they’ve won. All they need to do is go.
But, alas... It’s not really a victory after all, Marty’s messed up his parent’s relationship and if he doesn’t fix it, he’ll never exist!
Original movie posters from the film
Marty learns the importance of family. His father learns to stick up for himself. Love conquers all.
This is the one area where Back to the Future is rather weak (two if you count theme). Marty doesn’t really change very much over the course of the film. He doesn’t really have much of a character-