Back to the Future Analysis Question: Choose a Blockbuster prior to 1995. Using a minimum of 500 words, provide a compelling argument as to why you believe this film has become a blockbuster.

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Back to the Future tells the story of Marty McFly, a 17yo boy who is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955. He meets his parents in high school, accidentally attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must then repair the damage to history by causing his parents to fall in love, while finding a way to return to 1985.

The film was released in 1985, and became the top grossing film taking in 380 us million worldwide. Back to the future was created on a relatively small $19 million budget. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by 5 people, among them Steven Spielberg. The film lasts for 116minutes. Practically all reviews of the film were positive, and it is rated as one of the best sci-fi films of all time.

The characters in back to the future are extremely well developed, and have very well defined personalities.

Back to the future strongly encourages the viewer to genuinely hate, and care for, specific characters. The main protagonist, Marty, is honest, sociable and very easy for almost anyone to relate to. On the other hand, Biff is an aggressive and violent bully, so the audience immediately knows to hate him. The acting in back to the future is over the top at times, as to ensure the audience gets the intended message.

The cast consists of actors that were well known at the time, although they were not A-list type famous.

The film only had 32 special effect shots thoughout the film - by that meaning blue screening, CGI or otherwise. By comparison, most blockbusters these days have at least 350, and it is not uncommon for films to have alot more. For example, Lord of the rings had around 540 effects shots in the first...