The antidote to mirror work
I watched this and BTTFII quite often as a child thanks to my dad’s love for the franchise. Every time I revisit it I find something new as my knowledge and appreciation of cinema deepens. This time I paid attention to closeups and zooms, which are often used for simultaneous dramatic and comedic effect. My biggest laugh may have been when Marty first gets a good look at his 1955-era father at the diner, with Fox’s terrified visage seeming to grow inch by inch out of Glover’s side profile. I will never get sick of this film.