Looking Ahead: Back to the Future

On Friday, we’re going to be watching parts of the Robert Zemeckis film, Back to the Future (1985).  Lately, the 1980s have been on a lot of people’s minds for a lot of reasons.  Think about what was happening in our country, the world, and in our culture that could have caused anxieties about the distance between the past and the hope for a future.  In order to prepare for Friday’s class, you may want to read about Reaganomics, the savings and loan crisis, the Cold War, and the films of John Hughes.

It also wouldn’t hurt to explore some of the links and videos below. Continue reading