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Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History (Titan Books)
Author(s)

Michael Klastorin with Randal Atamaniuk

Editor(s)

Vanessa Lopez (Executive Editor)
Chris Prince (Senior Editor)
Rachel Anderson (Production Editor)
Greg Solano (Editorial Assistant)

Designer(s)

Christine Kwasnik (Art Director)
Jon Glick (Designer)

Pages

224

Publisher

Titan Books

Publish date

October 16, 2015

Type

Hardcover

ISBN

1783299703

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History (Harper Design)
Author(s)

Michael Klastorin with Randal Atamaniuk

Pages

224

Publisher

Harper Design

Publish date

October 20, 2015

Type

Hardcover

ISBN

0062419145

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is an officially licensed non-fiction book which includes 224 pages of behind-the-scenes stories, interviews, rare and never-before-seen images, concept art, storyboards, photos, and special removable replicas of paper items from the films. It was written by Michael Klastorin – the production publicist on Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III – with Randal Atamaniuk, and released in October 2015 by Titan Books in the UK and Harper Design in the U.S. to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the trilogy.

Contents[]

  • Part One
    • When Bob met Bob…
    • Back to the beginning
    • The first and second drafts
    • Intermission
    • The third draft
    • From zero to 88 MPH
    • Casting about
    • Where’s Marty?
    • Time circuits on
    • Halfway home?
    • No rest for the weary
    • A musical interlude
    • Sneaking around
  • Part Two
    • You’ve gotta come back!
    • It’s the script, Bob! Something’s gotta be done about the script!
    • Rewriting the future
    • Get ready
    • Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
    • If the Glover doesn’t fit
    • Get set…
    • We’re back!
  • Part Three
    • Go west
    • Planes, trains, and DeLoreans
  • And Beyond
    • Back to the Future: The Ride
    • Back to the Future: The Animated Series
    • Into the future
  • Author acknowledgments

Collector's Eidtion[]

Collector's edition was released the same year as original book. It comes with an exclusive materials:

  • Case design and jacket
  • Specially designed slipcase
  • Sculpted movie poster for Part II
  • 32-page booklets that feature unseen visuals from the movies:
    • Moments in Time — on-set production stills
    • The Art of the Future — futuristic art from the second film
    • Storyboards — from the whole trilogy
  • Inserts not found in the trade book:
    • Biff Tannen museum ticket
    • Back to the Future premiere tickets replicas
    • Blueprints for the flux capacitor
    • Blueprints for the brain-wave analyzer
    • Pizza Hut sleeve
    • A map to the Delgado Mine
  • Fold-out sections:
    • Drew Struzan's posters
    • Trilogy deleted scenes

Revised & Expanded Edition[]

On November 3, 2020, a revised and expanded edition of the book was published to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the trilogy. It covers events of 2015’s Back to the Future Day, IDW’s comics series and Telltale Games video game.

It also features new interviews with creators of the Back to the Future: The Musical:

  • writer and producer Bob Gale
  • composer Alan Silvestri
  • songwriter Glen Ballard
  • director John Rando
  • Olly Dobson (as Marty McFly) and Roger Bart (as Doc Brown)

Removable items[]

External links[]

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