The complete text of my review of Steven Spielberg Presents: Back To The Future : A Robert Zemeckis Film: The Novel by George Gipe based. In , Gipe was authorized to turn the screenplay for Back to the Future (written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis) into a paperback book, the Back to the. [Source] Back to the Future was the novelization tie-in to the movie Back to the Future. It was adapted into Back to the Future: The Story. George Gipe.
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Paperbackpages. Published March 15th by Berkley first published January 1st Back to the Future 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Back To The Futureplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 19, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s not very often that film novelizations can live up to their silver bacl basis, but Back to the Future does a really good job of coming close.
It captures the quirky characters, the differing pop culture of two eras, the thrill-ride of time travel and the Eighties atmosphere that the baci film conveyed. At some point I’m going to reread this book.
I originally fipe this book back in high school. In high school I was not what you’d call a voracious reader. In fact, I was quite the opposite. Once when watching a movie with a friend I asked her, “Who exactly is Dorian Grey?
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Fedes 10th grade English class! Fedes class, and you were likely the only one who did. Anyway, I remember at the time a had the biggest crush on Michael J. Fox, I was totally over my Yeorge Cameron faze.
This particular summer I was in the department store with my Mom, you know, doing the usual teenage stuff. Trying to see what I can get her to buy me. I was wandering around when I laid eyes geofge a book with Michael J. Fox on the cover. I went right to it thinking it was some sort of behind the scenes companion.
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When I flip through the pages there were no pictures. In my head I was like, What is this? Went to my Mom who was very amused by the fact that I wanted to buy an actual book with words and not just pictures. I get the book home on a Saturday and after talking on the phone with my thw friend at the time before she goes on vacation I get settled I crack it open. I’m just pleased to have this new thing. New things were a rarity for me. I start to read the first few pages and recognize the characters and what futuee happening.
Next thing I know I’m on chapter 5 and what I don’t realize is that I’m hooked. Little thing about me is that I’m a natural night owl, have been since a child. Somewhere around the middle of the book I discover “inner dialogue”.
The process of picking up a novel and loosing oneself in the scenery, the characters and the story. It was the best first experience with reading I every had. And yea, sure the story wasn’t a literary classic and more pop culture. I think the point was to open the door and that it definitely did.
I went on to read Mahogany, The Godfather and then my first romance Moon Shadow, a book that if I re-read it today I’d likely scoff at. I’ll always have a soft spot for this book and Michael J. And this is how Michael J. Fox helped a teenager discover the fact that reading can be fun. Oh, and if you’re wondering, the story itself was exactly like the movie just with some added bonus scenes and lots of inner dialogue that my teenage self thought was totally awesome back in Jan 01, Martyn Perry rated it really liked it Shelves: Considering that this is one of my favourite movies and a good movie novelisation has been a staple of my book collection over the last 27 years of reading, it’s pretty strange how I’ve never read this before.
It wasn’t until a good friend bought me the trilogy of BTTF novelisations for my 31st birthday that I knew they even existed. Thanks to this quality gift, I got these books brought to my attention. As with all movie adaptation books, it’s good fun to read and to add a different perspective Considering that this is one of my favourite movies and a good movie novelisation has been a staple of my book collection over the last 27 years of reading, it’s pretty strange how I’ve never read this before.
As with all movie adaptation books, it’s good fun to read and to add a different perspective to what you see on screen. It’s interesting for its slight variations. There’s a couple of “deleted scenes” and some minor differences from the finished film which make it all the more compelling if you’re a back to the future fan like me.
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Look for a bizarre smoke alarm detention scene which thankfully was cut from the film. Whilst the writing is nice and an absolute breeze to blast through, it’s a shame that the author didn’t take more artistic licence with the screenplay to add more emotion, bqck and feelings behind Marty’s actions.
All too often the writing just chooses to add some flowery prose to the events of the screenplay. That’s a minor quibble though. Fans of the film and fans of fun, easy to read action and sci-fi books will enjoy this. Aug 25, Vinnie Civitillo rated it it was ok. ot
The writing in this novelization is so bad it actually enters into “so bad it’s funny” territory. The choices made by author George Gipe are insane, from the opening futurf a family dies in a nuclear blast, to scenes that make Marty racist tk his reaction to hearing that Libyans are cominghomophobic an entire out loud conversation is dedicated to Marty’s concern that pretending to sexually assault his mother will alter his sexuality and borderline sociopathic he attempts to burn down the The writing in this novelization is so bad it actually enters into “so bad it’s funny” territory.
The choices made by author George Gipe are insane, from fo opening where a family dies in a nuclear blast, to scenes that make Marty racist see his reaction to hearing that Libyans are coming geoorge, homophobic an entire out loud conversation is dedicated to Marty’s concern that pretending to sexually assault his mother will alter his sexuality and borderline sociopathic he attempts to burn down the school just to get to his band’s audition in time.
And, yet, all of this kind of adds to the experience of reading it.
If nothing else, what it does is point out just how bad so many people’s favorite movie could have been in less capable hands. Wow, this was pretty bad. Very different from the movie. The character’s personalities were very strange and off-putting.
Doc was much more “normal” and less eccentric and slightly off of reality the way Christopher Lloyd played him. Movie Doc was a real character and not your average run-of-the-mill inventor; you could believe this strange man might have invented a time machine!
Book Marty was, I don’t know, kinda bland, a little smarter and much less reactionary. What made Wow, this was pretty bad. What made Movie Marty so fun to follow was you felt like he was caught up in this whirlwind and never quite thought ahead, just kinda went with what came his way.
Seemed much more realistic to be overwhelmed and in a state of fuhure awe over the situation than Book Marty who is so blase about it all that stops in to watch a movie at the theater for example!
While the basic plotline was the same, vast differences in the book really changed the tone, ghe and characters – and not in a good way.
While interesting to read purely tuture a comparative stand point, the book itself is a very poor shadow of the brilliance of the movie. Reading the book you can’t see Michael J.
Fox or Christopher Lloyd at all in the characters and that’s a real shame since those two are pure genius in the film. It really brings home how much they brought to the movie and how it just wouldn’t be magic without them.
Lightning clearly doesn’t strike twice and this book is a sad, pale copy of one of the all-time best movies. La trama credo che sia universalmente nota: I remember watching Back to the future movies and I used to adore them.
Fox was absolutely amazing. And as soon as I saw this book in my friend’s house, Georgd borrowed it. This book is pretty much like the movie but much more detailed. It was exciting, adventurous and even funny.
I loved the author’s writing, the story flowed and I read it Oh. I loved the author’s writing, the story flowed and I read it non-stop. I especially loved Marty and his sarcasm and the ending was purely satisfying. Even though this book was published inI really loved it and I will recommend everyone to read it. Thats futuer we do it! View all 3 comments. Jul 25, Arlind Fazliu rated it it was amazing Shelves: I feel like what I should say about this movie script is simply what Lorraine says about Marty Mcfly when Biff is chasing him with his “guards” and he’s riding a skateboard vehemently, “He is a dream.
Sep 06, Nate rated it liked it. But it was fun to notice all the differences.