We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy


Just finished the excellent book, “We don’t need roads: the making of the Back to the Future” http://amzn.com/B00OZ0TN6I that was recently published.   It chartered the journey from inception right through making of the final film.

I am a huge fan of the BTTF and can proudly quote pretty much every line so I  was excited to get behind the movies to see if there was something I could learn from this now 30 year old movie.   I knew most of it I will confess, though some surprises popped out on me.   For example, I knew the Michael J. Fox wasn’t the first choice for Marty McFly (Eric Stolz was the first) and they had to reshoot a huge amount of the original when it was clear Eric wasn’t working. “Too stiff with no humor”.   However, what I didn’t know, was that Crispin Clover was replaced as George McFly in two and three due to him wanting the same money (among other things) as the main star.

There was lots of other wee tidbits and definitely worthy of a read.  It is completely effortless to read and you will find yourself getting through the 268 pages in record time as each page keeps the narrative going at a good pace. 

Author: Alan Williamson

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