Last night at the Hollywood Bowl, the record was broken for the largest Back to the Future screening. An estimated crowd of over 16,000 people watched the film on the big screen, accompanied by live orchestration.
As you know, I’m a huge Back to the Future fan, so of course I was in attendance for the monumental event. After the jump you can find more information, alongside my thoughts and also some photos and video of the event.
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In making the Back to the Future video game, Telltale Games has proved time and time again that they’re huge fans and very respectful of the source material. For example with the third episode in their series of games, called Citizen Brown, they were able to get Claudia Wells, the original Jennifer, to reprise her role as Marty’s girlfriend. Wells played the role in the original 1985 film but, due to a family illness, was unable to come back for the sequels and was replaced by Elizabeth Shue. Obviously proud to be part of film history, Wells does appear on the new Blu-ray set and, as you’ll see in the video below, was very happy to reprise the role for the video game. Check out what we mean after the break. Read More »
Back to the Future: Part II opens with the ending scene from the first movie. But anyone who has seen the movie more than once will know that the sequence was completely reshot. I’m sure there are a multitude of reasons why they didn’t just use the same footage, including the fact that Claudia Wells, who played Marty McFly’s girlfriend Jennifer Parker in the original film, had been recast with 1980’s movie hottie Elizabeth Shue. Also, the movie was shot nearly five years later, so they probably wanted Marty and Doc’s appearances to seem consistant with the rest of the film. But even then, they needed to try to make the reshot sequence look almost exactly the same as what was shown in the original film. The “a rejuvenation clinic” excuse Doc gives Marty once they arrive in 2015 was likely a excuse to get rid of the old man make-up Christopher Lloyd was forced to wear in the 1985 scenes of the original film.
Justin Taormina has put together a video comparing this repeated sequence. Hit the jump to watch it now. Read More »