Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin and Randal Atamaniuk
Published February 22, 2021
- Title Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History
- Author Michael Klastorin
- Year 2015
- Genre Nonfiction
This deluxe, officially licensed book goes behind the scenes to tell the complete story of the making of the Back to the Future trilogy and how the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown became an international phenomenon. With hundreds of rare and never-before-seen images from the movies sets, along with concept art, storyboards and other visual treasures, alongside exclusive interviews with key cast and crewmembers. Unmissable!
It’s taken me a long time to read this as it’s a gorgeous hardback coffee table style book, so I would just dip in and out every now and again. At the heart of it, it’s a week-by-week analysis of how the three Back to the Future films came together, from concept to shooting schedules, to release. There’s lots of great insight, behind the scenes knowledge, and it’s stacked full of great photographs I’ve never seen before.
One of the bonus things I love about it, though, is that it’s got these little artefacts stuck into the pages - a Biff Tannen dollar, Marty’s letter to Doc to warn him of the future, and most movingly, the full letter from Doc to Marty from the past. Even though they’re reproductions printed in every single book, it still feels kind of special to be able to hold these things in your hands!
Definitely a must for any BTTF fans.
Rating: 5 / 5