Blast from the Past

This is a more romantic twist on Back to the Future, just another excuse to have the good old 40’s and 50’s back in the spotlight. At least the theme park version.

I say “more romantic”, but the leads butt heads for basically the entire film, even after she drops the facade and admits her feelings. Reverses the usual story of a naïve girl being won over by a cynic man, and changing him: the naïve men wins her over, but he’s the one that changes.

Since our protagonist is a manchild in a good way, not a Rain Man, you get hilarious beats where he takes everything literally, gasps at the sight of the sea, the sky, smut.

The parents are also a lot of fun: Christopher Walken as a wacky millionaire inventor marries an adult Carrie, a stay-at-bunker mom, constantly worried about cooking the best pot roast, or scoring some Jack Daniels. Humanises the most virulent McCarthyist sensibilities.


This is my place for ramblings about sequences of images that exploit the human visual limitation know as persistence of vision.

Ephemera of Vision