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"Bits Reader Will" and his BTTF Scoop

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John CW, May 28, 2002.

  1. John CW

    John CW Supporting Actor

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    I read the news item on the Digital Bits about the upcoming BTTF DVD and "Will's" luck at being able to sit in on the Q&A session with Zemekis and Gale. He mentions several things but the thing that peaked my interest was the "open discussion" about why Eric Stoltz was dropped.

    He doesn't say much more than that but I would LOVE to hear more if anyone knows anything. Did Zemekis discuss the reasons why the footage would never be seen on the DVD?

    Thanks for any info, the DVD should still be good anyway!

    ~ John
     
  2. JohnS

    JohnS Producer

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    Didn't Zemekis give reasons as "embarrassment" to Stoltz and his family?
     
  3. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

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    The Q&A commentary sessions for II & III are happening today I believe, so hopefully someone who attended all 3 will report to BTTF.com or somewhere.

    Dan
     
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    Jeff Bamberger Second Unit

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    Not to mention that it says Universal is trying ot push this up to a November release.....Heavy!
     
  5. Matthew Kiernan

    Matthew Kiernan Stunt Coordinator

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    This has been reported in several places throughout the years that Stoltz's take on Marty McFly was much more serious that what the character required, with many saying that he simply "wasn't funny" which, for a comedy, is everything. This is apparently one of the reasons why Stoltz's footage from the film will never be shown.
     
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    Steve_Knutzen Screenwriter

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  7. John CW

    John CW Supporting Actor

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    Actually I'm more interested in what Zemekis recently said about why Stoltz was asked to "make like a tree" than why the footage wasn't included (should have made that clear, sorry). Thanks Matt, does anyone else know any more details? I guess I'll have to check BTTF.com!

    Cheers!

    ~ John
     
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    Whoa! I didn't even know that this car show was in my town! Darnit...missed the scoop! [​IMG]
     

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