Here it is: the book we’ll be reading together.
I found in a box of my brother-in-law’s old stuff: he had the complete trilogy in novelization form, which is frankly awesome. All I had in novelization form was Ghost Dad, and to be fair, I remember it being awesome.
“Back To The Future: A Robert Zemeckis Film” (this seems to be the title of the book, judging by the cover) is a fascinating book for several reasons. One, the author was working off of the screenplay, but clearly a version of the screenplay that was not the final one. Two, the author (George Gipe) seems to not have had an editor, as there are sections of the book that are crazy loco. And three, after putting out this book in 1985 to coincide with the release of the film, he was stung to death by bees (this can happen) and was dead in 1986. The other two novelizations were written by a different author and are not nearly as insane/interesting.
I’ve read this book last year and dog-eared all the parts that caught my fancy. In this blog we’ll be hitting the dog-eared pages and you’ll get the experience of reading “Steven Spielberg Presents: Back To The Future: A Robert Zemeckis Film: The Novel by George Gipe based on a screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale” (full title?) without actually having to read “SSP:BTTF:ARZF:TNBGGBOASBRZABG”