Back to the Future did for me what Star Wars did in making fans believe that there?s a Force bigger than all of us ? and that?s to believe in a future that?s as amazing and fantastic as Doc Brown?s De Lorean flying back in time!
This year is very special for the sci-fi comedy and adventure movie, which pummeled Michael J. Fox into the limelight of Hollywood greats. It?s not only Back to the Future?s 30th Anniversary, it?s also the farthest year the DeLorean traveled to because of Doc and Marty?s misadventures.
Global celebration: Back to the Future 30th anniversary
And fans all over the world are definitely celebrating in the best way that they know how ? a time travel party. Fans in London threw a really big party where Secret Cinema recreated the fictional town of Hill Valley (Marty?s hometown where he first went back to the future), which came alive with 20 operational shops that you can see from the movies, along with 74 extras who were all dressed-up to represent the exciting world of the McFly?s.
In the US, Secret Cinema will also be holding their own soiree with a theatrical showing of the first movie, which came out in 1985. Will it be as grand as the London event? We doubt it, but it would be fun to see what the production team has in store for the American fans.
Bob Gale, who wrote the screenplay along with Director Robert Zemeckis, told Yahoo about plans for the movie?s 30th Anniversary Celebration:
?We?ve got some books in the works, and some fan celebrations. And I hope some other things are going to come to fruition. We?re definitely going to celebrate it, not only because the original movie is 30 years old, but also because Part II takes place in October 2015, so there are a lot of people looking at that angle, saying how accurately, or inaccurately, did these guys predict the future. It?s amazing how people still love that movie as much as they do, maybe even more than it when it came out.”
A special movie set collection will also be available as part of its 30th Anniversary.
Things you didn?t know about Back to the Future
Back to the Future can definitely be considered one of the best family movies of all time. But did you know that there are interesting tidbits that make the movie even more special?
- For one, Bob Gale created the idea of Back to the Future when he saw his dad?s yearbook in the basement. Looking at the picture of his young father, he toyed of the idea of being friends with him if they were born in the same era.
- The DeLorean, arguably became the symbol of the future (along with the hover board), almost did not come into fruition as the original time machine was supposed to be a refrigerator.
- Einstein, Doc Browns lovable dog, almost became a chimpanzee in the original script!
- Billy Zane?s first cinematic role was Biff Tanen?s pose.
- And finally, we almost didn?t see Michael J. Fox play the lead role of Marty McFly. The character was offered to Ralph Macchio who turned down the role, and there was actually a time when it was Eric Stoltz who first filmed the scenes. Eric?s brooding good looks however, did not much Marty?s rather goofy character (thank god for that!).
Yesterday’s future is today’s technology
Flying cars, the hover board, video calls, self-tying shoe laces, and more — so how much of the movie?s technology is now being enjoyed? Find out in our special Back to the Future story HERE, and see for yourself that time indeed flies!