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in Hollywood history. From the earliest days of cinema, in films such as
The Birth of a Nation (1915), The Fighting Roosevelts (1919) or Young Mr.
Lincoln (1939), to the present day, in films such as Nixon (1990) and Dick
(1999), many real-life U.S. presidents have been portrayed in the most
different ways. In the years before crises like Watergate, Vietnam and the
growing media coverage have demystified the presidency, most of these reallife
portrayals have shown the President as a wise heroic man, almost like a
saint (Edelman 323). In the years after these events, Hollywood lost its
respect for the presidency discovering that the man in charge was human
and that he also makes mistakes (323). Since Hollywood likes to adapt
politics, it is no surprise that politics adapted Hollywood, too. The simple
fact that Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980 was subject for
several jokes in one of the most successful movies of 1985, Back To The
Future. In this time-travel film, Marty McFly (Michael J.Fox) accidentally
travels to the year 1955 where he tries to find the inventor of the time
machine, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), to help him get back to 1985.
After having found him, Doc Brown does not believe Marty's story. In order
to find out, if Marty's story is true, Doc asks him the following question:
Doc Brown: Then tell me, Future Boy, who's President of the United
States in 1985?
Marty McFly: Ronald Reagan.
Doc Brown: Ronald Reagan? The actor? Ha! Then, who's Vice President?
Jerry Lewis? I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady and Jack
- Akademische Schriftenreihe V14454
- Verlag: GRIN Verlag
- 1. Auflage
- Seitenzahl: 20
- Erscheinungstermin: 20. Juli 2012
- Abmessung: 210mm x 148mm x 1mm
- Gewicht: 66g
- ISBN-13: 9783656231950
- ISBN-10: 3656231958
- Artikelnr.: 36141519