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Behind the scenes of Back to the Future

Photo Credit: Photo via Voices & Film Television under Creative Commons License
Back to the Future released on July 3, 1985. Years after its release, it is considered one of the best films of all time.

The movie was originally titled, “Space Man From Pluto”

Universal Studios president, Sid Sheinberg did not think a time-travel movie would be successful at the time. He sent a memo out to Robert Zemeckis that the movie should be titled, Space Man From Pluto. Luckily, his idea never happened. Back to the Future went on to become one of the most iconic films of all time.

Eric Stoltz originally portrayed Marty McFly

Michael J. Fox originally couldn’t play Marty due to scheduling conflicts. Universal went with Eric Stoltz as their second-best option. Stoltz ended up being a nuisance on set because of his commitment to method acting and not getting along with actor Thomas F. Wilson. After a few weeks, they fired him. Luckily, Fox was available to film because one of his co-stars had to take maternity leave on the other project.

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Joseph Sanfilippo
Joseph Sanfilippo, Managing Editor of Entertainment and Media
Joseph Sanfilippo is an 18-year-old Senior at Colonia High School. Sanfilippo is an only child but enjoys being around family and friends. Most of his friendships have impacted him in a positive way. Sanfilippo is an avid movie-goer and dedicates some of his free time to write reviews. He has a passion for creative self-expression, and constantly gets stuck in a world of imagination. He also has a passion for music, and most of his buddies know he’s always analyzing the next big Indie film or song. Sanfilippo’s favorite subject is English. He feels at ease when he’s writing because that’s when most of his thoughts emerge.  This year he's in Journalism 3 where he is eager to create his own podcast and create videos.  You can catch him hanging out with his friend group or at your local AMC theater, working or watching a movie. Sanfilippo plans on being a filmmaker one day and can’t wait for what the future holds. 

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