Photos from the set of feature films in production ahve become a staple of the online movie news world. Almost everyone who has a cellphone has a digital camera, and the internet has made it easy to share these digital files with thousands of people who might be interested in the production. I often wonder what kind of photos we would have seen in years past if the technology had been as easily available (even though many people had cameras, people didn’t carry them everywhere they went) or cheap (lets not forget, film and development also wasn’t cheap).
The downtown Hill Valley scenes from Back to the Future were shot on the Universal Studios backlot. A security guard on the studio lot has released personal photos he took of the sets while the film was in production.
Mr. Biscuit writes:
Personal pics from the set of Back of the Future taken while I was a security guard at Universal Studios. I heard Steven Spielberg snuck onto the lot in a security uniform when he was young, so I took it to the next level and got a job there. I wanted the inside track and got it, even later meeting Spielberg on the Goonies dubbing stage, but that’s another story. They built the 1955 set first, then when I came back just two weeks later, they had rebuilt the same set for 1985, paving over the Courthouse Square park and completely remodeling all the storefronts and signage. Amazing! And they did this TWICE, since they originally shot part of the movie with Eric Stoltz, who was later replaced by Fox. Oh, and one day Fox skateboarded over to me and actually gave me the time of day. I thought he was a pretty cool, down-to-earth guy.
Click on the image below to see the set photos on Biscuit’s Flickr:
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