10 facts you didn’t know about B2TF
It’s 25 years since Marty McFly used a souped-up DeLorean to travel back – at
precisely 88mph – from the ’80s to the ’50s. To celebrate, Back To The
Future is being shown again at cinemas nationwide from October 1, so set
your flux capacitor to 1.21 gigawatts and enjoy the ride…
The idea came about when writer Bob Gale found his dad’s yearbook and
wondered if they’d have been friends at school.
Michael J Fox was favourite to play Marty McFly, but he originally
turned it down as it clashed with his sitcom, Family Ties.
Eric Stoltz got the gig instead and filmed five weeks of scenes before
it was decided he was “too intense”. MJF rejigged his schedule to fit with
filming. No one’s seen Eric’s scenes – but a new DVD will feature “three
brief snippets of Eric”, according to Bob Gale.
The time machine was going to be a fridge but director Robert Zemeckis
was worried kids would climb into their fridges at home.
Doc Brown was named Emmett because it sounds like the word ‘time’
MJF is three years older than his on-screen dad, Crispin Glover, and 10
days younger than his on-screen mum, Lea Thompson.
Ronald Reagan quoted the movie in his 1986 State Of The Union address:
“As they said in B2TF, where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
The head of Universal Pictures, Sid Sheinberg wanted the film to be
called Spaceman From Pluto.
Hill Valley’s cinema in the film shows Watch The Skies (the
working title for Close Encounters) and A Boy’s Life (which became ET).
There is an internet rumour that B2TF will be remade with Justin Bieber
playing Marty. We really hope that’s all it is.
Theatre: ’80s Mania – nationwide tour Go leg-warmer crazy as hits by
Duran Duran, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham! and more, are ‘recreated’ live on
On now, at venues nationwide (80smaniashow.com)
Music: MGMT tour Remember MGMT’s Kids and Time To Pretend, the
dance-floor fillers from the last two summers? Well, the psychedelic synth
duo are touring with their new album, Congratulations.
02 Academy, Brixton, from September 30 – October 1 (Seatwave.com)
LONDON Raindance Film Festival
The UK’s answer to Sundance, showcasing indie flicks from around the world.
September 29 – October 10 Raindance.co.uk.
Made in Dagenham
(Out October 1) Fabulous cover girl Jaime Winstone stars in this
’60s-set movie about a group of female factory workers striking over unequal
pay. Of course, you should watch it for the political message – but we love
the clothes too!
“We did loads of research on the era,” says Louise Stjernsward, one of the
film’s costume designers. “We tried to get original clothes from vintage
shops, markets and antique-clothing fairs. It’s always fun getting the right
piece.” Here she explains her inspiration…
(From left to right) Jaime Winstone AKA Sandra
“She’s a factory worker and aspiring model, so I channelled Twiggy with lots
of minidresses and boots.”
Andrea Riseborough AKA Brenda
“She’s a fun-loving young woman with a real upbeat, beatnik vibe, so I chose
beehives and prints for her.”
Sally Hawkins AKA Rita
“Young mum Rita is more practical so she’s in sensible skirts and shirts. Her
style becomes more daring as she gains confidence.”
Rosamund Pike AKA Lisa
“Rosamund plays the factory boss’s wife, and her look is very chic and
tailored as she is more affluent.”
Out at the end of November, this movie thriller sees our fave silver fox,
George Clooney (right), playing Jack – a master assassin sent to Italy on
one last assignment. But as he settles into the village where he’s hiding,
Jack realises there’s more to life than killing people.
Directed by Anton Corbijn, who made the stylish Joy Division biopic Control in
2007, the film also raised a few, erm, questions about George’s lovelife.
Violante Placido, his lurve interest in the film, said George wasn’t such a
ladies’ man. “He confessed he wasn’t particularly experienced doing sex
scenes,” she says. If you want to practise George, we’re available!
SHEFFIELD Sheffield Comedy Festival
It’s grin up north! Catch Jimmy Carr, Al Murray and more.
October 1-31,various venues Sheffieldcomedyfestival.com.
From one star and back again in four films
1. Julia Roberts stars in Eat Pray Love (out now) with…
2. Javier Bardem, who’s in Vicky Cristina Barcelona with…
3. Scarlett Johansson, who gets to kiss…
4. Bradley Cooper in He’s Just Not That Into You, who stars with…
5. Julia in the romcom Valentine’s Day.
WORDS LAURA MILLAR PHOTOGRAPHY: WENN,
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