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Ronald Epstein

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In your opinion would 'Back to the Furture' be as iconic, and memorable if Eric Stoltz kept his role in the film?

No way of knowing, but I don't think so. It is one of those magic films in which an actor makes it great. Michael J Fox was that magic.


Agreed. Stoltz was replaced if I am correct because he lacked charisma and comic flair
 

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The only downside is that Eric Stoltz was a better match in physical appearance as the son of Crispin Glover, and Lea Thompson. So in that respect the casting was very good.
 

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I confess that I simply cannot picture in my mind Eric Stolz doing Chuck Berry's duck-walk.
This just made me re-evaluate my previous post. :laugh: There is a reason that Zemeckis, Gale and Spielberg were able to convince Universal to recast and reshoot a decent chunk of the movie so maybe it wasn't working with Stoltz in the role.
 

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The Eric Stoltz issue is discussed at length in We Don't Need Roads, Caseen Gaines' excellent book about the making of the trilogy. He does a much better job explaining it than I could and had interviews with everyone involved in that situation except Stoltz. I would highly recommend the book for anybody interested.
 

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The Eric Stoltz issue is discussed at length in We Don't Need Roads, Caseen Gaines' excellent book about the making of the trilogy. He does a much better job explaining it than I could and had interviews with everyone involved in that situation except Stoltz. I would highly recommend the book for anybody interested.
I didn't know about this. Thanks.
 

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We Don't Need Roads.jpeg
 

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Coincidentally, I finally watched the 4K "BTTF" set last week.

Uni sent me a review copy of the 35th anniversary Blu-rays but I bought the 4Ks on a 2020 Black Friday special.

Didn't get around to viewing until now - wanted some time between screenings.

Still really enjoy the movies - and managed to fit in all 3 on the same day!
 

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I never tire of seeing these 4 doing little gigs together. My wife and I just watched the 4K discs all in one evening last month and it’s seriously my favorite movie trilogy of all time. (Sorry Star Wars and Lord of the Rings)
 

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(Sorry Star Wars and Lord of the Rings)
I get what you're saying. I don't think those really count as trilogies anymore because those franchises have expanded with other films. I respect that Zemeckis and Gale have maintained the trilogy as-is instead of going back for a potentially watered-down fourth installment. Even though people ask for more, I like that it has an ending.

I think my favorite trilogies of all time that have stayed trilogies are probably a tie between Back to the Future and the Before Trilogy. It's funny because both of them are fundamentally about time, but you couldn't get two more different sets of films. I definitely rewatch Back to the Future more than Before though.
 

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I'll take Ray's Apu trilogy, Pagnol's Marseilles trilogy, and yes, the Before trilogy any time over any other. And that's off the cuff.
 

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I'd agree with the Apu and Before trilogies.

In terms of other SF/F trilogies, I'd say that my favorite is the Mad Max trilogy (Fury Road to me, feels like a separate thing altogether). It's a complete character arc: in the first film, Max loses his humanity; in the second, he regains his humanity; in the third, he becomes a messiah figure.

And, of course, there's also Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Still, Back to the Future is up there as well.
 

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