July 1985: Marty McFly manages to get Back To The Future after a week stuck in 1955.
July 2015, 30 years later Marty McFly and Doc manage to get Back To The New Future, for the excitement of a great numbers of fans, with an amazing reunion at London Film And Comic Con.
Over the three days in a parallel world of movies, Tv shows and books fantasy, for the first year hosted at Kensington Olympia, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson have been meeting their fans to mark the release of the Robert Zemeckins-directed movie.
Beside photo-session with two icon symbols such as the clock and the original car, the trio enjoyed a press conference and a Q&A with fans sharing their memories and talking about how the movie changed their lives.
During the conference Michael explained why Marty was a so iconic character: “Robert (Zemeckins) and Bob (Gale, the producer) created a really interesting character. Marty’s curiosity made him just everyman. Marty was every kid. He was supposed to represent everyone’s reaction to what was happening.”
Back To The Future sees Michael J. Fox (Marty) as a Hill Valley teenager who is accidentally transported from 1985 back in time to 1955 in his friend Emmett Brown (Doc)’s invention: a time machine made out of a DeLorean car. In 1955 Marty meets his then teenage mother Lorraine who ends up having a crash on him and in the process she ignores her future lover George’s romantic intentions, putting Marty’s birth in jeopardy. The big problem is the fact that the machine fuel, plutonium, isn’t quite so readily available in ‘50s small town so Marty and Doc have to work out a new way to get the teen back to their era.
The film was the most successful movie of the year when it was released and two sequels; Part II, set in a futuristic Hill Valley in 2015 (how funny now) and Part III, set in the Old West in 1885, were released in 1989 and 1990.
During the conference, has been also introduced “UP TO 88”, the official 2015 Showmasters fundraising campaign in partnership with Gibson Brands, to benefit Team Fox, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.
For more information, you can visit www.showmasters.com and click on the “Up to 88!” tab or email email@example.com
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