Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Time Travel in Style...

"Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?"
1985 brought us Back to the Future, the 80s were jam packed with iconic movies, presenting us with style, culture and music and Molly Ringwald. Teen movies shaped the 80s, being a more accessable form of media for young people with more time and disposable income than ever before. Back to the Future presents the unlikely hero, Marty McFly and a mad Scientist forming an unusual friendship. Marty travels back to the 1950s in a plutonium powered DeLorean, mistakenly unacompanied by the doc, he ends up at his own High School 30 years before and meets his own parents at his age. He must make sure his parents meet each other enabling him to get back to the future and exist...
This film presents us with an iconic 80s style and a sense of adventure, Michael J Fox takes on the Springsteen image which so many teenagers did at the time. But he's also a hero, and there's really nothing America loves more than a 'normal' teenage boy saving the day, fighting the bullys and conquering the laws of physics enabling him to travel through time in a really cool car. Especially when he's dressed like Bruce Springsteen, the tight levis, double denim and high tops styled High Schools for not only a decade, but remain in youth fashion today. We are surrounded by 80s influenced style, often without even realising it, the 80s is such an influential decade, leaving us with Springsteen and Madonna as our style icons and arguably the King and Queen of 'cool'.

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