By now who hasn’t seen this movie? If you haven’t, then rush to your watchlists and put this badboy on there. Thank us later. It’s like one of the most perfect comedies every made. And to think the story dabbles in one of the worst cliches ever: time travel — well, that’s another plus.
Talk about method acting. Michael J. Fox wanted the guitar playing of Johnny B. Goode to be authentic in Back To The Future, so he learned how to really play it on the guitar so the fingerings would be authentic.
Marty’s singing voice was that of Mark Campbell, member of the soul and R&B band Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Campbell wasn’t credited as the production crew wanted to fully make the illusion that Fox was singing, but music supervisor Bones Howe made sure Campbell got a small percentage of the soundtrack revenue as compensation. As for Marty’s amazing guitar skills, they were achieved through two methods. First, Fox was taught how to play the song by Paul Hanson, and Fox shared with Empire that he told Zemeckis he could cut to his hands any time he wanted as he knew how to play. The second step was syncing Fox playing with the actual music, and so Tim May was brought in to record the guitar. Although it would have been somewhat logical to have Paul Hanson play the guitar as well, the crew went with May instead, though Hanson still took part in the movie as The Pinheads’ bass guitarist.
Be honest, you’re curious what happened to Lorraine McFly’s fake breasts. Lea Thompson, who played the famous Back To The Future character, spills it.
“From Back to the Future Part II, I took my prosthetic breasts,” Thompson tells PEOPLE. “I didn’t want [them] to fall into the wrong hands, because it’s actually a cast of my actual breasts inside.”
“So I was like, ‘I’ll take those, thank you very much,'” she adds. “But they got really smelly because they were latex and I threw them away.”
Sweaty latex and Back To The Future, quite the visual. The prop I’d be more interested in learning more about is the hoverboard. It was fake, yes, but it looked pretty cool. Or, perhaps, the also fake but curious flux capacitor.
Or maybe that gigantic speaker in the opening scene? Any Back to the Future props you might want to learn more about?
All this behind the scenes stuff is the result of the 35th Anniversary of the original movie. It is being celebrated with a Blu-ray set that contains a bunch of extras like early screen tests from Ben Stiller reading for Marty.
While a fourth Back To The Future movie remains very unlikely, there continue to be licensed franchise products like this board game: Back to the Future: Dice Through Time.
Designed for two to four players, Back to the Future: Dice Through Time’s board has four horizontal time streams – 1885, 1955, 1985, and 2015. Every item Biff has stolen will be spread between them, but iconic events from the movie (such as Marty and Biff’s skateboard chase) must be cleared before you can collect each one. You do this by matching dice rolls to the symbols for each event. So far, so simple.
$29.99 USD, for 2-4 players. We don’t play many board games these days, but this one looks like fun and sports a play time that doesn’t exceed an hour, which is just about right. I like Monopoly but man, some of those games can go painfully long. Also like Trivia Pursuit.
Looked online and saw this at Target. Not sure if they have this one inside the actual stores or it’s an online only option. Any board game fans reading? What sort of movie-related board or card games can you recommend?
A team from Toronto-based Fort York VFX created the 52-second video, which reimagines the scene where Doc Brown first tests the time machine he has built. In the original, of course, Doc uses a DeLorean — but instead, we see Elon Musk’s blocky truck as the vehicle that will whisk Marty back to 1955
The Tesla Cybertruck is projected to be available in 2021 – 2022 and available at a suggested retail starting at $39,000 USD. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla is saying that there are additional unannounced features that make it even more “great.”
In response to a fan, Musk stated that the Cybertruck’s heating and air conditioning system will work in the truck’s bed area when the cover is closed, that the bed should be accessible from second-row seating, and that the Cybertruck will likely have Tesla’s “bioweapon defense mode” air filtering system.