Back to the Future: Past Films Forecasting Our Present Era

There have been many films envisioning the future, both realistic and fantastic, but equally intriguing films are those which depict a socio-political story that expose certain conditions prevalent in our country today. These scenarios were only vaguely intended to act as crystal balls, if at all, but were projections of plot lines indicating problematic human or cultural traits. We will view four such scripts, discussing their amazing relevance today. Film titles will include media cultism in A Face In the Crowd (1957); foreign influence in The Manchurian Candidate (1962); wealth and cultural deterioration in Back to the Future, Part II (1989); and politics and media wedded in Bob Roberts (1992).
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