2.36 – BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III (1990) and Homage

The classic Zemeckis trilogy concludes, with talk of the many movie references in the film and discussion of what makes a parody a parody, as well as Another of Rob’s Theories about how cinema works.


This Week’s Watching
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE (2015—): Frank Spotnitz, Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans
DAREDEVIL (2015—): Drew Goddard, Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll
APOLLO 13 (1995): Ron Howard, Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon
Recommendations
UNFORGIVEN (1992): Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman
INLAND EMPIRE (2006): David Lynch, Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons
PHILADELPHIA (1993): Jonathan Demme, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960): John Sturges, Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach
Footnotes
The GIF of Pauline Johnson on the train ledge in 1929 is here (courtesy of an interesting Twitter account): https://twitter.com/41Strange/status/848442400183787521. This is an interesting article, which covers many of the references we discuss: http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/films/20-things-you-(probably)-didnt-know-about-back-to-the-future-iii. This is a piece espousing an opinion which you may think, after listening to this episode, may not be far from ours! http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/21/9583662/back-to-the-future-3-is-perfect. The authors Rob mentions are Jules Verne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Verne) and, unwittingly(!), H.G. Wells (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells). And, finally, here’s a description of the TV series that sort of follows on from the franchise (but not quite): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Future_(TV_series).