A treasurer chest of unseen photos from the set of Back to the Future have been published on Flikr. Universal Studios backlot guard “Mister Biscuit” took photos of downtown Hill Valley while the film was in production:
I heard Steven Spielberg snuck onto the lot in a security uniform when he was young, so I took it to the next level and got a job there. I wanted the inside track and got it, even later meeting Spielberg on the Goonies dubbing stage, but that’s another story.
They built the 1955 set first, then when I came back just two weeks later, they had rebuilt the same set for 1985, paving over the Courthouse Square park and completely remodeling all the storefronts and signage. Amazing! And they did this TWICE, since they originally shot part of the movie with Eric Stoltz, who was later replaced by Fox.
Oh, and one day Fox skateboarded over to me and actually gave me the time of day. I thought he was a pretty cool, down-to-earth guy.
See the full set here. It’s strange to see what’s become a staple of online film journalism — the set photo — transposed to a previous era where digital cameras and cellphone video didn’t exist. Pretty remarkable. [via highdefinite]