About back to the future
Back to the Future by George GipeAt some point Im going to reread this book.
I originally read this book back in high school. In high school I was not what youd call a voracious reader. In fact, I was quite the opposite.
Of course I was assigned the usual literary lineup of classics, Little Woman, The Scarlet Letter, Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451. Once when watching a movie with a friend I asked her, Who exactly is Dorian Grey? She looked at me and said, Its The Portrait of Dorian Grey. When I kept giving her the blank eyes she looked at me incredulously saying, We read that in Sr. Fedes 10th grade English class! I said, No, YOU read that in Sr. Fedes class, and you were likely the only one who did. A shame really when I think back on it.
Anyway, I remember at the time a had the biggest crush on Michael J. Fox, I was totally over my Kirk Cameron faze. I had just seen the movie Back to the Future and I was faithfully watching Family Ties. This particular summer I was in the department store with my Mom, you know, doing the usual teenage stuff. Trying to see what I can get her to buy me. I was wandering around when I laid eyes on a book with Michael J. Fox on the cover. I went right to it thinking it was some sort of behind the scenes companion. When I flip through the pages there were no pictures. In my head I was like, What is this? Like a book? - Sorry, there was still some horrible residual valley girl talk going around back then and I was very want-to-be preppy. - I read the cover and then the back and realized it was the novel version of the movie. Awesome! Went to my Mom who was very amused by the fact that I wanted to buy an actual book with words and not just pictures.
I get the book home on a Saturday and after talking on the phone with my best friend at the time before she goes on vacation I get settled I crack it open. Im just pleased to have this new thing. New things were a rarity for me. I start to read the first few pages and recognize the characters and what was happening. Next thing I know Im on chapter 5 and what I dont realize is that Im hooked. Little thing about me is that Im a natural night owl, have been since a child. Somewhere around the middle of the book I discover inner dialogue. I look around my room and say to myself, So THIS is what its all about! What I was talking about was actual reading. The process of picking up a novel and loosing oneself in the scenery, the characters and the story.
It was the best first experience with reading I every had. And yea, sure the story wasnt a literary classic and more pop culture. I think the point was to open the door and that it definitely did. I went on to read Mahogany, The Godfather and then my first romance Moon Shadow, a book that if I re-read it today Id likely scoff at.
Ill always have a soft spot for this book and Michael J. Fox.
And this is how Michael J. Fox helped a teenager discover the fact that reading can be fun.
Oh, and if youre wondering, the story itself was exactly like the movie just with some added bonus scenes and lots of inner dialogue that my teenage self thought was totally awesome back in 1986.
Back to the Future trilogy
It is about a young man named Marty McFly who accidentally travels into the past and jeopardizes his own future existence. On October 25 , , Marty McFly , a year old high school senior, visits the home of his friend, an eccentric local scientist named Dr. Emmett L. Brown , but finds that "Doc" is not there. Moments before Marty had walked in, a report came across the television about missing and stolen plutonium. As Marty walks into Doc's house, he kicks his skateboard and it runs into a box of plutonium that is under Doc's bed.
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Sign in. We gaze into our crystal ball to look at seven Toronto International Film Festival titles to watch for come awards season. Watch the video. Title: Back to the Future After visiting , Marty McFly must repeat his visit to to prevent disastrous changes to Learning about the death of Doc Brown in , Marty travels back in time to save him. But when the fuel tank on the time machine is punctured, the two must figure out a way to escape the Old West before Emmet is murdered.
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Fox watching the first test of the time machine. It is commonly abbreviated as the BTTF trilogy. The movies follow the adventures of time-travelling high-school student Marty McFly and inventor Doctor Emmett Brown , as they travel throughout several time periods in the past and , present , and future The first movie was the highest grossing movie of and became an international phenomenon, leading to two sequels which were filmed back-to-back and released in and respectively. The trilogy is widely noted for its irreverent comedy, eccentric characters, and ability to incorporate complex theories of time-travel without confusing the audience.
Fox accidentally travels 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean. He must enlist the help of the machine's inventor Doc Brown Christopher Lloyd to travel back to his current time while ensuring his parents meet in the past. Back To The Future is a perfectly formed movie, from casting through to the story. The movie suffered a major bump during production when original lead Eric Stoltz - who had shot on the movie for six weeks - was replaced when director Robert Zemeckis realized he didn't have the comic chops needed. The movie proved to be a huge success and, in a rare move at the time, both sequels were shot back to back.