Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Back to the Future

1985 science-fiction adventure film

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale

Cinematographer: Dean Cundey

Running time: 116 minutes

Country: United States

Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett Brown
Lea Thompson as Lorraine Baines
Crispin Glover as George McFly
Thomas F. Wilson as Biff Tannen
Claudia Wells as Jennifer Parker
Marc McClure as Dave McFly
Wendie Jo Sperber as Linda McFly
George DiCenzo as Sam Baines
Frances Lee McCain as Stella Baines
James Tolkan as Mr. Strickland
J.J. Cohen as Skinhead
Casey Siemaszko as 3-D
Billy Zane as Match

In 1985, Doc Brown invents time travel; in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake.

  1. Oscar- Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing Charles L. Campbell Robert R. Rutledge- Academy Awards, USA
  2. Saturn Award- Best Actor Michael J. Fox- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  3. Saturn Award- Best Science Fiction Film- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  4. Saturn Award- Best Special Effects Kevin Pike- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  5. Award of the Japanese Academy- Best Foreign Language Film- Awards of the Japanese Academy
  6. AOL Movies DVD Premiere Award- Best Special Edition of the Year - Classic Movie- DVD Exclusive Awards
  7. David- Best Producer - Foreign Film (Migliore Produttore Straniero) Steven Spielberg- David di Donatello Awards
  8. David- Best Screenplay - Foreign Film (Autore della Migliore Sceneggiatura Straniera)Robert Zemeckis Bob Gale- David di Donatello Awards
  9. Golden Screen- (UIP (distributor) ).- Golden Screen, Germany
  10. Hugo- Best Dramatic Presentation- Hugo Awards
  11. National Film Registry- National Film Preservation Board, USA
  12. People's Choice Award- Favorite Motion Picture- People's Choice Awards, USA
  13. Young Venice Award /Special Mention- Robert Zemeckis- Venice Film Festival
  14. Young Artist Award- Best Family Motion Picture /Adventure- Young Artist Awards
Universal Pictures head Sid Sheinberg did not like the title "Back to the Future", insisting that nobody would see a movie with "future" in the title. In a memo to Robert Zemeckis, he said that the title should be changed to "Spaceman from Pluto", tying in with the Marty-as-alien jokes in the film, and also suggested further changes like replacing the "I'm Darth Vader from planet Vulcan" line with "I am a spaceman from Pluto!" Sheinberg was persuaded to change his mind by a response memo from Steven Spielberg, which thanked him for sending a wonderful "joke memo", and that everyone got a kick out of it. Sheinberg, too proud to admit he was serious, gave in to letting the film retain its title.


5 stars out of 5 stars

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