History Trivia / BackToTheFuture

2nd Feb '18 4:05:08 PM glickmam
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* TheCastShowoff: Kind of. Although Michael J. Fox is miming his performance of "Johnny B. Goode" he did actually learn to play the song (having played guitar in high school) so he could do so accurately.

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* TheCastShowoff: Kind of. Although Michael J. Fox is miming his performance of "Johnny B. Goode" he did actually learn to play the song (having played guitar in high school) so he could do so accurately. The guitar solo was actually played by Tim May, who also had previously performed the guitar solo on "Born to Hand Jive" from ''Film/{{Grease}}''.



** For bonus points, his guitar coach Paul Hanson taught him to play the song in B, figuring an 80s guitarist like Marty wouldn't play a song in B flat. He's playing the song on-set in B and says it's a "blues riff in B," but nobody told Tim May, the guitarist who recorded the final audio, so the film audio is the original B flat version.

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** For bonus points, his guitar coach Paul Hanson taught him to play the song in B, figuring an 80s guitarist like Marty wouldn't play a song in B flat. He's playing the song on-set in B and says it's a "blues riff in B," but nobody told Tim May, the guitarist who recorded the final audio, so the film audio is the original B flat version. Of course, May was more well versed in 50s music, having previously played the guitar solo on "Born to Hand Jive" from ''Film/{{Grease}}''.
25th Jan '18 5:02:00 AM Kitchen90
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17th Jan '18 8:08:19 AM kquinn0830
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* The studio wanted Zemeckis to cut the "Johnny B. Goode" scene to improve pacing, but relented because the test audiences considered it one of the best parts of the movie.
7th Jan '18 2:02:56 AM glickmam
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*** Melora Hardin (who would later play Jan on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'') was originally cast as Jennifer to play opposite Eric Stoltz's Marty. However, Melora never filmed any scenes, and was fired after Marty was recast because she was a lot taller than Michael J. Fox. This actually alienated many of the ''female'' crew members, and Bob Gale later went on the record as regretting her dismissal.

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*** Melora Hardin (who would later play Jan on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'') was originally cast as Jennifer to play opposite Eric Stoltz's Marty. However, Melora never filmed any scenes, and was fired after Marty was recast because she was a lot taller than Michael J. Fox. This actually alienated many of the ''female'' crew members, while the male crew members didn't care one way or the other, and Bob Gale later went on the record as regretting her dismissal.
7th Jan '18 2:01:32 AM glickmam
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** Eric Stoltz was [[TheOtherMarty originally cast as Marty]]; apparently only stills and a few clips exist of his work on the movie except for one scene that made it into the final cut -- Stoltz running away from the terrorist van, entirely covered in a radiation suit. When initially casting Marty, the producers narrowed it down to two choices: Stoltz and Creator/CThomasHowell. Michael J. Fox was always their first choice, but the producer of ''Series/FamilyTies'' initially didn't want Fox gone from the show during Meredith Baxter's pregnancy. Zemeckis and Gale preferred Howell, but the [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] preferred Stoltz, so Stoltz was cast. However, the execs told the Bobs that if Stoltz didn't work out, then they could go back and reshoot with another actor. Except no-one expected it to ''actually happen''...

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** Eric Stoltz was [[TheOtherMarty originally cast as Marty]]; apparently only stills and a few clips exist of his work on the movie except for one scene that made it into the final cut -- Stoltz running away from the terrorist van, entirely covered in a radiation suit. When initially casting Marty, the producers narrowed it down to two choices: Stoltz and Creator/CThomasHowell. Michael J. Fox was always their first choice, but the producer of ''Series/FamilyTies'' creator and executive producer Gary David Goldberg initially didn't want Fox gone from the show during Meredith Baxter's pregnancy. Zemeckis and Gale preferred Howell, but the [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] preferred Stoltz, so Stoltz was cast. However, the execs told the Bobs that if Stoltz didn't work out, then they could go back and reshoot with another actor. Except no-one expected it to ''actually happen''...
14th Dec '17 11:28:06 AM fireboy769
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** Just when Marty leaves for the dance, Doc gets asked for a permit for his "weather experiment", and Doc gets it: a $50 bill, quite a bit of money back then. Also, Marty worries about his plan, asking "What if I go back to the future and I end up...gay?", to which Doc says [[HaveAGayOldTime "Why shouldn't you be happy?"]]
** While Doc is setting up his "weather experiment," a cop shows up and is understandably puzzled by what he's up to. Doc responds by bribing him.

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** Just when Marty leaves for the dance, Doc gets asked for a permit by a cop for his "weather experiment", and Doc gets it: a $50 bill, quite a bit of money back then. Also, Marty worries about his plan, asking "What if I go back to the future and I end up...gay?", to which Doc says [[HaveAGayOldTime "Why shouldn't you be happy?"]]
** While Doc is setting up his "weather experiment," a cop shows up and is understandably puzzled by what he's up to. Doc responds by bribing him.
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7th Nov '17 12:18:40 PM SomewhatMisleading
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1st Nov '17 1:56:31 PM garthvader
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** Just when Marty leaves for the dance, Doc gets asked for a permit for his "weather experiment", and Doc gets it: a $50 bill, quite a bit of money back then. Also, Marty worries about his plan, asking "What if I go back to the future and I'm gay?", to which Doc says [[HaveAGayOldTime "Why shouldn't you be happy?"]]

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** Just when Marty leaves for the dance, Doc gets asked for a permit for his "weather experiment", and Doc gets it: a $50 bill, quite a bit of money back then. Also, Marty worries about his plan, asking "What if I go back to the future and I'm I end up...gay?", to which Doc says [[HaveAGayOldTime "Why shouldn't you be happy?"]]happy?"]]
** While Doc is setting up his "weather experiment," a cop shows up and is understandably puzzled by what he's up to. Doc responds by bribing him.
1st Nov '17 1:16:42 PM garthvader
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* NonSingingVoice: Creator/MichaelJFox did not sing "Johnny B. Goode", although he did learn to play it so he could "mime" the guitar.
** For bonus points, his guitar coach taught him to play the song in B, figuring an 80s guitarist like Marty wouldn't play a song in B flat. He's playing the song on-set in B and says it's a "blues riff in B," but nobody told Tim May, the guitarist who recorded the final audio, so the film audio is the original B flat version.

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* NonSingingVoice: Creator/MichaelJFox did not sing "Johnny B. Goode", Goode" (the final singing audio was recorded by Mark Campbell), although he did learn to play it so he could "mime" the guitar.
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** For bonus points, his guitar coach Paul Hanson taught him to play the song in B, figuring an 80s guitarist like Marty wouldn't play a song in B flat. He's playing the song on-set in B and says it's a "blues riff in B," but nobody told Tim May, the guitarist who recorded the final audio, so the film audio is the original B flat version.
1st Nov '17 1:13:55 PM garthvader
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**For bonus points, his guitar coach taught him to play the song in B, figuring an 80s guitarist like Marty wouldn't play a song in B flat. He's playing the song on-set in B and says it's a "blues riff in B," but nobody told Tim May, the guitarist who recorded the final audio, so the film audio is the original B flat version.
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