Today's must-read Tumblr is "B to the F: The Novelization of Back to the Future," in which one intrepid blogger does pretty much a page-by-page analysis of the Back to the Future tie-in novel, which was published before the movie came out. This turns out to be an interesting exercise for a couple of reasons: 1 The novelization is clearly based on an earlier script draft, in which a lot of stuff is different and mostly less good. He goes into huge amounts of detail about stuff, with loads of purple prose, and sometimes goes on lengthy, weird flights of fancy that clearly were not in any version of the screenplay. The novelization begins, totally randomly, with an ordinary family being destroyed by a nuclear explosion — which turns out to be a movie that Marty McFly is watching in class. Except that Marty McFly is a rebel, who listens to his Walkman instead of watching the movie, because he's into "stereo rock music," as Gipe puts it.
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As I said earlier, writing this was awesome. You are awesome. Marty felt a strong surge of apprehension. To us? Do we turn into assholes or something? But your kids! And Jennifer, oh Jennifer, you are so sheltered, so naive:. Why not? He pointed to a new switch on the dashboard labeled MR.
Thank you all for reading this book with me. But as I read I kept noticing new crazy things and so we ended up hitting every page in the book to one degree or another over the better part of a year! Up next: I dunno! The novelizations for Part 2 and 3, as I said, are way less crazy and written for a much lower reading level. The truck was a clincher. It was a new Toyota Four-By-Four, jet-black and gorgeous. And his parents had said it belonged to him!
Hot damn. Marty realized there was no way she could know about everything that had happed to him. How do you explain something like that to someone without sounding absolutely crazy? Marty leaned over the top of the door just enough to see the wheels were rotating ninety degrees to flatten beneath the bottom of the car.
I wish you luck! My name is Ryan North. I write Dinosaur Comics at qwantz. Are you ever a sight for sore eyes! Let me look at you! That worked out really well! Jennifer was somewhat taken aback by the unexpected display of emotion.
As a writer, why would you do this? But it turns out there WAS a reason:. Inside sat Doc Brown, wearing a cowboy hat. When he got out of the car, it was possible to see that he was dressed in a bizarre mixture of clothing types that included striped plastic pants, a cape and a strange variation on a Roman tunic. Haha yep there goes that momentum! I was just gonna try out my new wheels. Source: backtothefuturemovies. Source: galllagher. I guess I always wondered if the book was actually any good and if it sold.
How is George an accomplished author if his first book is just coming out today? George nodded proudly. Then, turning to Marty, he put a strong hand on his shoulder and said: "And that tape of yours is going to do just fine, too. An interesting difference between the movie and the book: here in booktopia, George asks for two coats of wax, and says the coat last time was a little sloppy:. So movie Biff still has some of his jerky ways about him old Biff remains an echo of his formal self!
Anyway remember when Lorraine almost got raped by Biff? George and Lorraine do! They think about it with a smile. You can read it like George and Lorraine never telling their kids the full details, but Lorraine is still really into this night. Hey, remember how Marty kept going for those time travel laffs while he was in the 50s? He vanished into thin air. I really like her a lot. Marty could hardly believe this was his mother talking, even taking the physical transformation into account.
Could this be the same woman who continually bad-mouthed Jennifer? Obviously not. When did this happen? How come nobody told me? Wow, Brother Dave sure is speaking naturally, and just like who had no idea what just happened would speak! They all calmly go out to see Biff waxing the car:. There in the driveway was a sparkling new BMW. Next to it stood Biff Tannen, polishing diligently. His expression also seemed subtly altered, devoid of the usual arrogance and belligerence.
As he worked, he whistled a happy tune. So, hooray! It makes me think of those dystopian science fiction futures where people get their minds messed with. Is Biff really happy? Something to think about, I guess! He got overruled, but that would make this ending even arguably darker! Design by Simon Fletcher. Powered by Tumblr. Ryan reviews the insane novelization of the major motion picture , published before the movie was released. Photoset reblogged from what are the haps. Posted 7 years ago.
I wrote it over eight months! Nobody could ever make a book MB big. Nice try, crazy man!! Page When Doc Brown jumped behind the steering wheel, Marty reached over to touch his arm. Now cram in the Mr. Fusion in the last second after all, and take us home! She looked at him even more strangely. Is everything all right? And finally: Marty leaned over the top of the door just enough to see the wheels were rotating ninety degrees to flatten beneath the bottom of the car.
That meant the tires were no longer touching the ground. That meant they had to be flying! Doc gunned the car into the sky. Marty and Jennifer looked at each other. Nobody would ever believe this.
Thanks everyone!! Source: segel-sudeikis bttf doc jennifer parker the end we don't use roads writing so babies can understand. Photo reblogged from Think, McFly! Photo reblogged from Bloody Jellies.
Back to the Future by George Gipe
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