“Back To The Future” I & II Comparison.

Cinematic trivia utterly fascinates me. It’s mostly what I use the internet for and this little nugget from “Back To The Future: Part II” always impressed me:

Claudia Wells (Jennifer in “Back To The Future“) was unable to reprise her role as she had stopped acting because her mother had been diagnosed with cancer. Elisabeth Shue was then cast as Jennifer, and all the closing shots of “Back To The Future” were re-shot for the beginning of this film.”

“Back To The Future” and “Back To The Future: Part II” were shot roughly 4 years apart and Michael J. Fox visibly aged a little.

Folks, we didn’t have Youtube while I was growing up but I’m glad we do now because…

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“Back To The Future” Concept Art.

This follows on from the last post and onto the next one.

We all know the ‘Back To The Future‘ films and how great they are and how,
If you haven’t seen them,
You’ve haven’t seen anything.

But do you know about the artist behind the classic artwork for the trilogy?
That was Drew Struzan and he’s responsible for these:

A lesser known piece of art from the trilogy is this:

Don’t worry.
It’s not for a ‘Back To The Future: Part IV‘.
(Let’s hope that never ever gets made).
No,
It’s an unused piece for the Part III cover.

Even Drew Struzan’s outtakes are jaw droppingly good.
So far as I know,
He used acrylic paints and coloured pencils on gessoed board to create the final pieces.

I dug around to see if I could find any Struzan working sketches or concept art.
I found these:

‘Back To The Future: Part I‘. (1985):

‘Back To The Future: Part II‘. (1989):

‘Back To The Future: Part III‘. (1990):

There’s a good chance that you own some Drew Struzan artwork in some format or another.
From ‘Blade Runner‘ to ‘Indiana Jones‘ to ‘Harry Potter‘,
Drew Struzan did the artwork.

You can see a helluva lot of his working and final pieces right HERE.

Don’t say I never show you anything .
😉

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