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Life as the ‘Enchantment Under the Sea’ Dance

by David King on August 8, 2012

In the movie Back to the Future, a pivotal moment surrounds Marty McFly’s ability to cement his parents’ romance – in the past. His entire existence – his future – hinges on this.

See, George McFly and Lorraine Baine had originally fallen in love at the ‘Enchantment Under the Sea’ Dance on November 12, 1955. This is where they had their first kiss, and their subsequent romance led to the eventual birth of Marty some years later. Unfortunately, Marty’s journey to the past (via one Dr. Emmett Brown, a flux capacitor, and a suped up DeLorean) jeopardized this pivotal moment, threatening his own existence and that of his two siblings.

In a few desperate seconds, as Marty begins fading from existence, George and Lorraine have their kiss after all, barely evading an entirely new Marty-less future.

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Hollywood’s recent obsession with superhero movies has met its fair share of criticism. And I get it. With so many outlandish storylines and nonsensical scripts (never mind the parade of sequels despite abysmal sales), it’s no wonder so many hero flicks are frowned upon.

But they’re not all bad. In fact many have been quite good – intelligent, well written, believable, and with depth. The Batman Begins/Dark Knight trilogy comes to mind, as do V for Vendetta and Kick-Ass. Movies like Ghost Rider, on the other hand, need to be deleted from our collective memory (or at least mine).

That being said, the growing obsession with superhero movies can be described as a phenomenon of sorts. Recently, an article in GQ suggested that this phenomenon reflected a larger shift away from original screenplays and towards branding – the … Keep Reading Here

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