We Don't Need Roads

We Don't Need Roads

The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy

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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the wildly successful and beloved Back to the Future trilogy, just in time for the 30th anniversary. Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis, and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale, worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a hit. During their journey to realize their dream, they encountered unprecedented challenges and regularly took the difficult way out. For the first time ever, the story of how these two young filmmakers struck lightning is being told by those who witnessed it. We Don't Need Roads includes 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. With a focus not only on the movies, but also the lasting impact of the franchise and its fandom, We Don't Need Roads is the ultimate read for anyone who has ever wanted to ride a Hoverboard, hang from the top of a clock tower, travel through the space-time continuum, or find out what really happened to Eric Stoltz after the first six weeks of filming. So, why don't you make like a tree and get outta here - and start reading!
Publisher: New York, New York : Plume, [2015]
ISBN: 9780142181539
0142181536
Characteristics: xvii, 268 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: We do not need roads

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MADKC4Ever
Nov 24, 2015

The Back to the Future trilogy are my favorite moves of all time, and I was so excited that this book was released! It's a very quick read, but it will satisfy the fan with little anecdotes and facts that we haven't heard before and brand-new interviews from the actors we adore.

ehbooklover Aug 17, 2015

3.5 stars. I love Back to the Future. It's one of my all-time favourite movies. It's obviously one of Mr. Gaines's favourites too. Chock full of interesting facts, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes pictures, this book is a must-read for fellow BTTF enthusiasts.

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danielestes
Aug 11, 2015

I love the Back to the Future trilogy. It will forever be one of my all-time favorites. I remember being ten, and having just seen Part II in the theater, playing hoverboard in my room by balancing on a plank of wood atop two pillows. To this day I quote all three movies with such regularity that it no doubt borders on annoying.

If this were nearly any other popular movie, even one I watch frequently, I would grow bored with a behind-the-scenes account on the magnitude that Caseen Gaines brings to this book. But for some reason I cannot get enough when it comes to Back to the Future. All the micro trivia, all the anecdotes, all the Did You Know?s—it's a way of celebrating the magic over and over again.

My favorite bit of story trivia (not mentioned in this book): Did you know that for part of the day on November 12th, 1955, there were 4(!) Deloreans in Hill Valley? Can you place them all?

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