One of my wife’s friends graciously gifted us with tickets to the Kansas City Symphony’s “Screenland at the Symphony” showing of Back to the Future this past weekend. It’s where they screen movies while the symphony plays the musical score live, and it’s phenomenal. Not only was it amazing to hear Alan Silvestri’s compositions played right in front of us, it highlighted places in the movie where you might have missed that music was present at all. My only disappointment (and it was a very small one) was that the orchestra didn’t play an instrumental version of “Back In Time” when the DeLorean flew off into the future at the end. They reprised the main theme instead, which was just as welcome.
The film itself still holds up after all these years, and I always see something new. It’s a testament to the love people have for it that its IMDB trivia page has (currently) 276 entries about all the details, Easter Eggs, and facts about how the movie came to be.
This was also a roundabout way for me to post this little clip where someone mashes up footage (minus any audio) from Back to the Future II and Mad Max Fury Road:
I wish there was more, but we take what we can get. Since that clip lacked any sound, let’s make up for that by closing with a song from Tom “Biff Tannen” Wilson who composed this ditty about how a repeating experience has entered his life since his iconic role in the BttF trilogy: