Book Review: Great Scott! BACK TO THE FUTURE THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY

BACK TO THE FUTURE THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY REVIEW

Back To The Future fans will want to rush out at 88mph to buy their copy of Back to the Future The Ultimate Visual History. This book by Michael Klastorin and Randal Atamaniuk looks at the making of Robert Zemeckis’ classic time-travelling trilogy and it leaves no stone unturned in its quest to deliver information and anecdotes in equal measure. To make it even more essential, the book is laced with a plethora of replicas of documents and facsimilies from the films. Ever want to own a poster for Jaws 19 3D? You’ve got it!

Back to the Future The Ultimate Visual History is an absolute must for fans of the franchise. Klastorin and Atamaniuk have gained access to those who were vital to the success of the trilogy and Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy all offer their input into the making of these much beloved films.

Official making-of books often cover over production difficulties, but this Back To The Future tome delivers a warts-and-all look at how these films made it to the screen. It explores the many struggles that Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale went through in order to get the first film made. Production memos and casting lists show the creative input from all involved and include studio head Sid Sheinberg’s bizarre request to change the film’s title to Spaceman from Pluto! You can also read accounts of the difficulties with actors Crispin Glover and Eric Stoltz (who was replaced by Michael J.Fox once filming started.)

Back to the Future The Ultimate Visual History is a lovingly produced book and there’s much to reminisce and enjoy within these 224 pages. Great behind-the-scenes imagery and glorious reproductions of props from the movie will have fans exclaiming ‘Great Scott!’. This is an essential purchase to all Back To The Future fans.

BACK TO THE FUTURE THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY

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