S1E14 – Rejecting Back To The Future

Show Notes

Back To The Future sits proudly in the Library of Congress National Film Registry as a work of enduring importance to American culture. But nearly 40 years ago when Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis first wrote the script, it was rejected. 40 times.

Join us this week at the Twin Pines Mall as we tell the film’s incredible story. From being told by studios it was “too sweet” for the rebellious ‘80s youth to becoming a billion dollar franchise.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. Caseen Gaines: We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back To The Future Trilogy
2. UCTV: Script To Screen: Back To The Future
3. Academy of Achievement: Robert Zemeckis Interview
4. Esquire: How Back To The Future Almost Didn’t Get Made
5. Documentary: Back To The Future: Making Of, Part I
6. UCTV: Beatles Revolution: I Wanna Hold Your Hand
7. Used Cars film commentary
8. Forbes: Box Office: ‘The BFG’ Could Be Steven Spielberg’s Most Significant Flop
9. Roger Ebert Reviews
10. CNN: Going Back To The Future, 25 Years Later

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Back To The Future sits proudly in the Library of Congress National Film Registry as a work of enduring importance to American culture. But nearly 40 years ago when Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis first wrote the script, it was rejected. 40 times.

Join us this week at the Twin Pines Mall as we tell the film’s incredible story. From being told by studios it was “too sweet” for the rebellious ‘80s youth to becoming a billion dollar franchise.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. Caseen Gaines: We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back To The Future Trilogy
2. UCTV: Script To Screen: Back To The Future
3. Academy of Achievement: Robert Zemeckis Interview
4. Esquire: How Back To The Future Almost Didn’t Get Made
5. Documentary: Back To The Future: Making Of, Part I
6. UCTV: Beatles Revolution: I Wanna Hold Your Hand
7. Used Cars film commentary
8. Forbes: Box Office: ‘The BFG’ Could Be Steven Spielberg’s Most Significant Flop
9. Roger Ebert Reviews
10. CNN: Going Back To The Future, 25 Years Later

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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