When young Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is accidentally transported to past in his Delorian, a time machine invented by the charismatic Dr. Emmett Brown, he is forced to find a way to save the future. Everything he does affects the future, threatening even his own existence. Over the years, this heartwarming and fun SF adventure has remained adored by the audiences, especially those who have grown up with it.
Back to the Future is one of those films whose road to the big screen had been quite difficult. It had been rejected by a number of film studios, and the casting process was not easy either: Michael J. Fox, who had been Zemeckis and Bob Gale’s first choice to play Marty McFly, was committed to a TV show at the time. Eventually, everything came together and the film went on to become the biggest box office hit in 1985, and began a franchise including two sequels, an animated series, a number of video games, a series of comic books, and a stage musical. Today, this award-winning film is one of the most loved Hollywood titles and is a part of the most entertaining trilogy ever!
Robert Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an American director, film producer and screenwriter. Zemeckis became famous for directing the fantastic Back to the Future trilogy. Afterwards, in the 1990s, he focused on making dramas, including the memorable Forrest Gump, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Director. His films boast revolutionary special effects, and he is also known for making two films simultaneously. Moreover, he is a pioneer of digital cinematography. Even though he has often been labelled as a director interested solely in special effects, his body of work has been defended by many a critic, including David Thomson, who wrote that “no other contemporary director had used special effects to more dramatic and narrative purpose.”