Three decades after its release, a reignited debate on Twitter has been shut down after a controversy generated around one of those trends of making perfect movie lists. the assumption script error of ‘Back to the Future’ (‘Back to the Future’, 1985) has gone down in history. Or not.
The screenwriter, Bob Gale, has given for settled the controversy that 38 years later continues to cause talk among the followers of ‘Back to the Future’. And I say followers because I imagine that there has not been anyone in the history of humanity who has not liked the film.
End of debate, ‘Back to the Future’ is perfect
The conversation about an apparent plot hole in the Robert Zemeckis film resurfaced recently amid the popular social media game with the “movement.”5 Perfect Movies“. Until Bob Gale said: “this is as far as we’ve come.”
Filmmaker James Gunn argued via Twitter: “a perfect movie It doesn’t have to be one of your favorite movies, nor does it have to be a great movie. A perfect film is one that has no obvious flaws, whether cosmetic or structural. that has no flaws“. Then he referred to ‘Back to the Future’.
Gunn wondered why Marty’s parents don’t remember that they met Marty in the past. However, he also defended that “Back to the Future” is a perfect movie because there are reasons why that detail could be maintained.
Then the film’s screenwriter, Bob Gale, appeared and settled the debate once and for all: “Keep in mind that George and Lorraine they only knew Marty/Calvin for 8 days when they were 17 years old. So, many years later, they may not remember what that guy who met them on his first date looked like.”
“I would ask anyone who think about your own school days high school and wonder how they remember a kid who could have been in their school, even for a semester. Or someone you only dated once. If you don’t have a photographic reference, after 25 years, you’d probably have a hazy memory,” Gale replied.
The writer concludes his explanation with these words that leave no room for further questions: “So Lorraine and George might as well think of how funny it would have been if they knew someone named Calvin Klein, and even if they thought their son at 16 or 17 had any resemblance to him, it wouldn’t be a big deal. I’d bet most of us could look through our high school yearbooks and find pictures of our teenage classmates that bear some resemblance to our children.”
In short, ‘Back to the Future’ is still perfect.
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