Sunday, November 29, 2015

We Don't Need Roads by Caseen Gaines

We Don’t Need Roads
by Caseen Gaines [not yet in library] 
2015 marks several significant anniversaries for the Back to the Future film trilogy. The first film in the trilogy came out in July 1985, and we just passed the date — October 21 2015 — that Marty McFly travels to in “the future” in the second film in the series. As part of the anniversary celebrations, this new “making of” volume came out in early 2015, written by Caseen Gaines. This is one of the better “behind the scenes” filmmaking volumes I’ve read in recent years, mainly because Gaines did a tremendous amount of research, and managed to interview a large number of folks responsible for the trilogy’s success. This book covers all three films, with a strong emphasis on the first film in the trilogy, and all the details that had to come together to make it happen. Did you remember that Michael J. Fox wasn’t the first actor hired to be Marty McFly — no, that honor went to Eric Stolz (Mask), who was “let go” early in the filming, when it became clear he wasn’t giving the filmmakers what they wanted in the role! Learn about how difficult it was to work with a DeLorean car as Doc Brown’s time machine. Find out more details about why Crispin Glover did not reprise his role as Marty’s dad, George McFly in the sequels. Cringe at the description of stunt work gone awry! Hear from the actors about the impact that BTTF has had on their lives and careers! Truly a fun read, especially for anyone with a soft spot for this terrific film series.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to watch the films, particularly the very first one!] [ official Back to the Future web site ] | [ official Caseen Gaines web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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