7 items from 2015
It’s holiday gift book time, and our list of must-reads includes weighty coffee table books on two iconic film franchises, some video store nostalgia, the mysteries of David Lynch, a bit of pre-Star Wars: The Force Awakens reading, and the brilliance of Terry Gilliam. Check out the recommendations below and see more here.
Even as a fan of the Back to the Future trilogy, I was a bit taken aback by the hype surrounding October 21, 2015, a.k.a., the date Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived in the Hill Valley of the future in Back to the Future II. It is only fitting, then, that part of the hype includes the wildly entertaining Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History. Featuring the participation of, well, everyone involved, from »
- Christopher Schobert
We hope you're enjoying our Back to The Future Day coverage as the present meets up with the past, culminating in the day that holds all the answers to the space time continuum. To celebrate October 21, 2015, the same day that Doc Brown and Marty visit in Back to the Future Part II, we're catching up with one of the two men responsible for creating these timeless classics. Bob Gale co-wrote all three films alongside Robert Zemeckis, and served as a producer on the complete trilogy as well. Now, with all three Back to The Future films back on the big screen tonight, and a new 30th Anniversary Blu-ray box set in stores this week, we are celebrating with the true creator of the flux capacitor.
Few films have made an impact on popular culture like the Back to The Future trilogy. The adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown have became an international phenomenon. »
The release of Michael Klastorin's Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History provides a mountain of photos and insight into the film trilogy, including a eye-rolling memo from then–Universal Pictures president Sidney Sheinberg, requesting a new title for Back to the Future. In the note, Sheinberg suggests that the title be Space Man From Pluto. Yeaaah. This comes immediately after Sheinberg balks at the "less than wonderful" title Back to the Future for making it seem like a "genre" film. Whereas Space Man From Pluto sounds like a late-career Robert Redford emotional drama. Sheinberg also suggests throwing the phrase "space man from Pluto" into random scenes so the audience gets that this title means something. He concludes that this title has "heat, originality, and projects fun." According to a caption in the book, Spielberg blessedly responded with a memo thanking Sheinberg for the "humorous" note, which ended the discussion. »
- Ira Madison III
The future has arrived. October 21, 2015, the date Doc, Marty and Jennifer travel to in “Back to the Future Part II” is now the present, and we can make the final assessment of what the movie predicted accurately and inaccurately about how the world would look 26 years after the sequel's release. Among the things the “Back to the Future” sequel got right about the future: video games you play without your hands. Areas where the movie was off-track: We’re still waiting on flying cars. Cell phones are nowhere to be seen in 2015 Hill Valley. And print newspapers are still the foremost source of news. Yup, Doc uses the October 22, 2015 print issue of the Hill Valley edition of USA Today to show Marty what happens to his son. In the real world, USA Today is taking this opportunity to tie in its brand to the Back to the Future Day buzz, »
- Emily Rome
To mark the release of Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History on 16th October, we’ve been given 3 copies of the book to give away. Now fans can venture on to the studio backlot and into the archives with author Michael Klastorin—theproduction publicist on Back to the Future Part II and Part III—along
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We all know that in Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown travel to Hill Valley and arrive on October 21, 2015 and although some of their future hopes for technology may not exactly have come true, this book delves deep into the Bttf world as we hit the 30th Anniversary of the beloved franchise with a huge array of insight and then some.
Titan Books’ Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History isn’t your usual ‘behind-the-scenes’ malarkey, oh no, and it got us all more than a little excited. We should know better as adults but when opened on a removable lenticular photograph of Marty’s family disappearing and reappearing, well, we’re hooked like Doc on the Clock Tower.
Featuring a foreword from Michael J Fox along with the preface by Christopher Lloyd it’s safe to say all the right elements are merged. »
- Dan Bullock
In the 30 years since its release, countless frames of “Back to the Future” have become iconic images: The time-traveling DeLorean shooting a blaze of fire trails through Doc’s and Marty’s legs. Marty staring, horrified, at his 17-year-old mother as she comes onto him in her bedroom. Doc Brown wearing a mind-reading contraption on his head, a damn thing that doesn’t work at all. Marty doing the duckwalk with a red Gibson guitar. Lightning striking the Hill Valley clock tower with a spectacular burst of sparks and light. So what better way to celebrate 2015 — a big year for “Back to the Future” — than with a big hardcover book packed with large color photos and concept art? That’s HarperCollins’ “Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History.” HitFix has your exclusive first look at “Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History.” The book will be released on October 20 this year, »
- Emily Rome
7 items from 2015
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