(As our editor Matt Holmes turns 25 today, he's out of office and we are going to re-publish some old favourites. Such as this beauty from Gareth Bunkham)
Power up the DeLorean, turn the time circuits on and get the flux capacitor fluxing, 'Back to the Future' has landed back in U.K. cinema's for a refreshing, and unique, nationwide re-release. This is something we've been asking studio's to do for some time, put serious money in giving genuine classics that glourious chance to find a whole new audience.To celebrate the release, he's a re-running of an old favourite. 52 reasons (in no particular order) why Back to the Future might just be the greatest film of all time (and make sure you check it out in theatres now)...
You made a time machine out of a DeLorean?Ive heard all the arguments for other celluloid cars but nothing even comes close to Docs modified DeLorean its a time machine for crying out loud!
Well its an oldie where I come fromOne of Back to the Futures most enduring scenes is Martys performance of Chuck Berrys legendary 'Johnny B. Goode', complete with freak-out guitar solo at the end mimicking the playing traits of some of his all-time great guitar heroes. Back to the Future - Johnny B. Goode As Marty looks out on the shocked crowd after his axe-wielding antics he realises hes lost the 50s kids and quips:
I guess you guys arent ready for that yet but your kids are gonna love it.
Its your cousin MarvinMid-way through the aforementioned performance of Johnny B. Goode, before Martys over zealous string plucking loses the room, front man of the band playing the Enchantment Under the Sea dance, Marvin, of 'Marvin Berry and the Starlighters' fame, heads off to the side of the stage and makes a phone call. Yelling over the music to his cousin Charlie he remarks you know that new sound youre looking for? Well listen to this and holds the phone out to capture Johnny B. Goode, essentially suggesting that Marty is responsible for giving Chuck Berry the inspiration for Johnny B. Goode and the pioneering of rock n roll. This scene is typical of the clever alternate time zone pop culture references that pepper the whole 'Back to the Future' trilogy the use of Charlie rather than Chuck and the fact that Marvins surname is Berry, means this not an obvious reference to everyone but its very well done all the same.