Back to the Future

Robert Zemeckis‘ classic 1985 film Back to the Future is almost 30 years old. That is, the same amount of time that passed in the time travel period in the movie, from 1955 to 1985. To make the jump believable, makeup was used to add thirty years to actors like Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas Wilson as they played their characters in 1985.

Now, since nearly thirty actual years have passed since the film’s release, we can finally see how well the makeup department did. Do Thompson, Glover and Wilson look younger or older in reality than their fictional older versions in the film? Check out the photo below. Read More »


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VOTD: ‘Back to the Future’ Screen Tests

/Film reader Ed C pointed me towards a couple videos which contains the original screen tests for Back to the Future. In this rare low resolution video test you can see Lea Thompson (Loraine Baines McFly), Crispin Glover (George McFly) and Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen) try out lines and improv with an unknown Marty McFly stand-in. In a sequence filled with improv, George tries to get Marty to convince his mother to try out for a game show. The two videos add up to be over 18-minutes in total and can be watched now after the jump.

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