Cinema: More Travels with Marty

BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART II Directed by Robert Zemeckis; Screenplay by Bob Gale

Time travel is the thinking person's UFO, an improbability that nevertheless resonates with mysterious and sometimes marvelous possibilities. But it has become a rather tired topic. It is almost as hard nowadays to create fictional vehicles capable of reawakening childhood reveries about zapping through the years as it is to invent a scientific instrument actually able to journey up and down the old continuum.

All the more remarkable then that the director-writer team of Bob Zemeckis and Bob Gale has created, in the space of just four...

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