Oh, how we have always wanted to either go back in time or see what our future is going to be like. We don't really have to invent time machines, now that we can watch Back to the Future! But, we still can. It's a really good idea. Anyways, I'm just here to tell you 10 facts you (probably) didn't know about the great time traveling movie. No, none of the facts are going to be about flying cars this year.
Get ready to have your minds BLOWN!
1. The Inspiration
Writer/Producer Bob Gale had the idea for the film after finding his father's yearbook in the basement, seeing that he was somewhat of a nerd and wondering if they would have been friends if they'd been at school together. He is a genius!
2. Car or Refrigerator?
The time machine was originally conceived as a refrigerator rather than a car. Now, just imagine Doc and Marty just walking into a refrigerator like nothing. A flux capacitor built into the side of it. That would be pretty cool but yet really weird. I would stick with a car.
3. Which Title is Better?
Sid Sheinberg, head of Universal Pictures, suggested the movie's title be changed to Spaceman From Pluto as he thought the title Back To The Future would put people off. He was shamed into backing down when producer Steven Spielberg thanked him for his "joke memo". Thank god Sid's title wasn't the chosen one. Besides, the whole movie trilogy is about going to the past and to the future, not just about Marty being a spaceman.
4. Biff Equals Ned
Biff Tannen was named after a Universal executive named Ned Tanen who had been particularly unpleasant to Zemeckis and Gale during a script meeting about the film I Wanna Hold Your Hand. Ned must have been a really horrible person then.
5. Take It To Disney
Columbia Pictures originally rejected the movie because, according to Gale, they thought it was a cute idea but "not sexual enough" and suggested Zemeckis and Gale take it to Disney. So they wanted it to be sexual?!
6. Original Einstein
Einstein, Doc Brown's dog, was a chimpanzee in the original script. Just imagine a chimpanzee time traveling. To be honest, that would be pretty cool.
7. No Voice
Crispin Glover lost his voice during filming, so for some scenes he had to just mouth his lines and the dub the dialogue later. That really sucks! During a film TOO!
8. Musician and Judge
The judge at the band auditions who tells Marty he's "too darn loud" is actually Huey Lewis, who contributed two songs to the soundtrack. Marty just got turned down by a MUSICIAN!
9. Taller Than McFly
Doc Brown's notable hunch came about because at 6'1" Christopher Lloyd is considerably taller than Michael J. Fox, who is 5'5", and they needed to look closer in size. I didn't really notice that!
10. Change of Plans
Claudia Wells only plays Marty's girlfriend, Jennifer, in the first film and not the sequels because her mother became ill and she elected to spend time with her. Elisabeth Shue took over the role for the second and third movies. That sucks!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my first article! Lets see if you knew any of these facts!