|Back to the Future - Part II (1989) concept art by Edward Eyth|
Every Friday, I try to feature artwork from a classic of science fiction cinema or television. This week's "Flashback Friday" post is on Back to the Future - Part II (1989).
Back to the Future II is turning 25 this year and the love for the movie is stronger than ever. While many of the fantastical devices have become real, there are a lot of ideas that ended up being unused in the film. Talking to Newsweek, concept artist Edward Eyth said, "We were highly motivated to make it so we didn't look like fools in 25 years. We knew that when we see movies like Metropolis, when they're speculating about the future, it can be so far off. We weren't that far off, I guess, on a number of occasions.” Who would have thought we could walk around and watch a movie? The artists did.
They were right and the film still holds up as an enduring look at the future. Edward C. Eyth is a professional concept and storyboard artist who's worked on Hollywood movies like Hook (1991), Arachnophobia (1990) and The Rocketeer (1991).
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Wrist Communicator and Micro-Disk Player
These are just a sample. See more of Edward Eyth's incredible portfolio at http://www.eeyth.com
Click on the links if you want to see more of Edward Eyth's work or Back to the Future - Part II artwork on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Back to the Future - Part II what do you think of the future designs?
Official Back to the Future Part II Summary
"Getting back was only the beginning as the most spectacular time-travel adventure ever continues in Back to the Future Part II - the sequel that proves that lightning can strike twice! Picking up precisely where they left off, Marty and Doc (Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd) launch themselves to the year 2015 to fine-tune the future and inadvertently disrupt the space time continuum. Now, their only chance to fix the present is by going back to 1955 all over again before it is too late."
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Cinematography by Dean Cundey
Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Casey Siemaszko
Release date: November 22, 1989
Official Site: http://www.bttfmovie.com/
© Copyright 1989 Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures. All rights reserved