I changed the title of the blog in homage to one of my favorite movies ever – Back To The Future.
When I was eight years old, I begged my grandma to take me to see this movie. When I got back from two weeks in Pittsburgh, I lied to my parents and told them I hadn’t seen it yet. They knew otherwise, and took me to see it again. And I rented it on VHS again. And again. And again.
28 years later, I will drop everything to watch this movie. And the sequel. But not the third one. Though I watched the last few minutes of the movie just to find out why Marty McFly hates being called “chicken.”
There are a lot of universal themes in the movie – friendship, trusting yourself, instilling faith in others, time travel. Time travel!
And the final line of the movie suggests this: Infinite possibilities are ahead of you.
I just bought the soundtrack, too. While I’m not a die-hard Eric Clapton fan, as a music fan I can appreciate his genius on the guitar. But Clapton has a great song on the soundtrack that is completely un-Clapton and more along the lines of Bob Marley – “Heaven Is One Step Away.” It has a bit part in the movie, when Marty McFly returns to 1985 and attempts to save Doc Brown.
(By the way, I don’t condone drunk driving. Or crazy drunk drivers. At all.)