Around here, it started in January. All of sudden, several repertory and arthouse theaters had Back to Future II on their marquees. This kind of stuff is normal in the summer, when it’s super hot and folks are seeking a little respite in the AC, or the “Movies in the _____” take over parks and swimming pools and gardens. But Back to Future II popping up all over on Martin Luther King Day weekend? Of course, deep pop culture fans know that in Back to Future II, Marty visits the future before heading back to 1955, and the year? 2015. Duh, Chris.
This month, Vanity Fair features an excerpt from the book We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, which was released last week. Author Caseen Gaines interviews the crews, directors, and producers involved in the films, including “original interviews with Zemeckis, Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and over fifty others who contributed to one of the most popular and profitable film trilogies of all time.”
The Vanity Fair excerpt focuses on 2015, and all the ways it was correctly (and totally incorrectly) portrayed back in 1989. It’s a good read. Check it out:
How “Back to the Future II” Got 2015 Surprisingly Right [VanityFair.com]