Monday, November 7, 2011

Back to the Future Flags, Part III - Banners at Hill Valley High School of the Bully Bulldogs

Hill Valley High School -1985
Home of the Hill Valley Bulldogs

In Back to the Future we travel to Hill Valley and its fictional High School. The mascot of this school is the Bulldogs. There are several banners that announce the upcoming football game likewise many the students in the 1950s have their books covered with brown paper covers featuring their school totem - the bull dog.

Banner for Ron Woodward for Class President 1955

Notice the students with brown bulldog covers. In this scene George McFly is being harassed-bullied by other students with a kick-me sign. As it was in the 1950s, 1980s, and 2010s bullying in secondary school continues but on different levels between boys and girls. However there are cosmic consequences for bullies - see revenge to bullies flag from Stand By Me.

Bulldogs on George McFly's Book in hand

Close of up Marty with his dad, you can see the Bulldog emblem of Hill Valley High the best here. Also in the background are two broadsides that announce the upcoming football game between the home team Bulldogs versus the away team Indians.

Audition Battle of the Bands Banner

In 1985 Marty McFly auditions to play at the school dance. A banner redundantly shows it's an Audition. The name of Marty McFly's band is the 'Pinheads.' However Marty and the Pinheads leave the auditions with rather low hearts. Also note that this is the new high school gym.

Marty Playing at the 'old' gym at the
Enchantment Under the Sea Dance

Although embarrassed and dejected with his initial tryout, fate gives Marty a second chance to play at another High School dance with Marvin Berry and the Starlighters, and unconsciously lays the foundation for rock and roll.

LINK to Back to the Future Flag - Part IV

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