New York, New York – Back to the Future lovers may believe they know everything about the making of their favorite film franchise, but even the most die-hard fans are certain to discover something new in We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy (Plume Books/Penguin Random House).
In order to tell the complete behind-the-scenes story, pop culture historian Caseen Gaines interviewed over fifty members of the films’ cast and crew, including director/cowriter Robert Zemeckis, producer/cowriter Bob Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Huey Lewis. We Don’t Need Roads marks the largest Back to the Future reunion ever assembled, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the first film.
“Caseen Gaines has written a very compelling and enjoyable history of our trilogy,” Bob Gale stated. "For me, reading it was like going back in time. And – Great Scott! – there were even a few anecdotes that I'd never heard!"
In addition to winning the praise and endorsement of New York Times bestselling authors Ernest Cline (Ready Player One), Brian Jay Jones (Jim Henson: A Biography), and Michael Davis (Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street), We Don’t Need Roads has appeared in Vanity Fair, Vulture, Mental Floss, and The Verge.
“We Don't Need Roads is the truly fascinating story of how one of America's greatest movie franchises came to be,” states Adam F. Goldberg, creator of ABC's The Goldbergs. “Caseen Gaines’ in-depth research and unprecedented look at Robert Zemeckis’ series proves that the journey to make a perfect movie is anything but perfect. It's a must read for any true Back to the Future lover and anyone who wants to peek behind the curtain to see how films get made.”
“If you love Back to the Future, you absolutely need to pick up a copy…Heck, if you love movies, you should pick this book up.” – Charlie Jane Anders, io9
“Caseen Gaines chronicles the conception, creation, production, and legacy of the trilogy, thanks to a bevy of important interviews and a ton of really fun stories. Even for fans of Back to the Future, the book is packed with new information about the classic series, and even we couldn’t help but be shocked by some of the new stuff the book contains. You should probably pick up your very own copy before Biff steals them all for his personal gain.” – Mental Floss
With a focus not only on the movies, but also the lasting impact of the franchise and its fandom, We Don’t Need Roads is the ultimate read for anyone who has ever wanted to ride a hoverboard, hang from the top of a clock tower, travel through the space-time continuum, or find out what really happened to Eric Stoltz after the first six weeks of filming.
So, why don’t you make like a tree and get outta here — and start reading! We Don't Need Roads is your density.
We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy is available from BacktotheFuture.com or from the following online retailers:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caseen Gaines is a popular culture historian. He is the author of Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon, which received the 2012 Independent Publisher's Book Award - Silver Medal in the Popular Culture / Leisure category, as well as A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic. Caseen also directs theater and teaches high school English in New Jersey, where he lives.
Caseen is available on Twitter and Facebook.