Marty. Once more, let's go over the entire plan and layout. I
apologise for the crudity of this model -"
Marty: "Yeah, I know, Doc. It's not to scale."
recalls a similar scene in 1955 with another model - how to get
Marty back to 1985.
| Clara: "Hello? ... Emmett?"
Doc Brown: "It's Clara. Quick, cover the Delorean."
course, this exchange harkens back to when Lorraine turned up
at Doc's house in 1955 and Doc said, "Quick, cover the time
Mayor of the town dedicates the clock to the people of Hill County
- "may it stand for all time."
and Doc Brown get their picture taken with the clock.
Brown: "The only
problem is, we'll never be able to show it to anybody."
Marty: "Smile, Doc."
trilogy's Director of Photography, Dean Cundy, plays the photographer
who takes Doc and Marty's picture
band at the Festival is played by ZZ Top, who wrote "Double
Back" for the film, which can be heard over the end credits.
They also play an instrumental of the song during the Festival. When
ZZ Top rotates their instruments in the film, it is a nod to
their trademark "rotating guitar" routine which they
perform at their real concerts with electric guitars
Gun Salesman: "Just
tell me, where'd you learn to shoot like that?"
how you handle them, son. Never give them an inch. Discipline
at all times. Remember that word - discipline."
Strickland's son: "I will, pop."
looks at a pie tin with the name Frisbie on it.)
Marty: "Look at that. Frisbie. Far out."
Seamus: "What do you think the meaning of that was?"
Maggie: "It was right in front of him."
| Mad Dog
Tannen: "Are you
willing to back that up with more than just a pie plate?"
Marty: "Just leave my friends alone."
Mad Dog Tannen: "What are you, yellow? That's
what I thought, a yellow-belly."
Marty: "Nobody calls me yellow."
Mad Dog Tannen: "Let's finish it, right here."
Tannen's Gang #1: "Not now, Buford. Marshall's got
Mad Dog Tannen: "Like I said, we'll finish
Tannen's Gang #2: "Tomorrow we're robbing the Pine
Mad Dog Tannen: "What about Monday? Are we
doing anything Monday?"
Tannen's Gang #1: "No, Monday'll be fine. You can
kill him on Monday."
Mad Dog Tannen: "I'll be back this way on
Monday. We'll finish this then. Right there, out on the street.
In front of the Palace saloon."
Marty: "When? High Noon?"
Mad Dog Tannen: "Noon? I do my killing before
breakfast. Seven o'clock."
Marty: "Eight o'clock. I do my killing after breakfast."
| Mad Dog
Tannen: "Eight o'clock,
Monday. If you're not here, I'll hunt you and shoot you like
Tannen's Gang #1: "It's dog, Buford. Hunt him and
shoot him down like a dog."
Mad Dog Tannen: "Let's go, boys. Let these
sissys have their party."
| Clara: "Emmett, do you think we'll ever
be able to travel to the moon the way we travel across country
Doc Brown: "Definitely, although not for another
84 years, and not on trains, we'll have space capsules sent aloft
on rockets, devices that create giant explosions, explosions
so powerful that-"
Clara: "-that they break the pull of the Earth's
gravity and send the projectile through outer-space. Emmett,
I read that book, too. You're quoting Jules Verne, From the
Earth to the Moon."
Doc Brown: "You've read Jules Verne?"
Clara: "I adore Jules Verne."
Doc Brown: "So do I. 20,000 Leagues Under the
Sea, my absolute favourite. The first time I read that when
I was a little boy, I wanted to meet Captain Nemo."
Clara: "Don't tease, Emmett. You couldn't have read
that when you were a little boy. It was only first published
ten years ago."
Doc Brown: "Oh, yes, well, I meant it made feel like
a boy... I never met a woman who liked Jules Verne before."
Clara: "I've never met a man like you before."
(Doc Brown and Clara kiss.)
According to The
Chronology of Jules Verne by Dr William Butcher, 20,000
Leagues Under the Sea was actually published in 1869, sixteen
years before Emmett and Clara's conversation.
Jules Verne was born on the 8th
of February, 1828. His lineage is made up mostly of lawyers on
his father's side and military men on his mother's. He begins
writing short stories in his youth and later turns his hand to
playwriting. In 1850, at age 22, his play Broken Straws
is performed in a season of twelve nights.
In 1851, he gets his first short
story published. Titled Drama in the Air, it begins his
fascination with air and space travel that would be explored
in future stories and novels.
His first novel, Five Weeks
in a Balloon, is published in 1863, just shy of his 35th
birthday. Journey to the Centre of the Earth is published
the following year. From the Earth to the Moon comes twelve
months later. An English translation, the first from Verne's
work, of Earth to the Moon appears in 1867.
His two other famous works, 20,000
Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80
Days, were published in 1869 and 1872 respectively.
Jules Verne died in 1905 from
complications associated with his diabetes.
Even before his death, Verne's
work was the inspiration for film makers. Georges Méliès
made the famous Voyage
dans la Lune (Voyage to the Moon) in 1902. The image
of a rocket ship landing/crashing into the smiling lunar surface
is one of the most famous in motion picture history.
The first film version of 20,000 Leagues Under
the Sea was made by Universal pictures in 1916. Obviously,
it was silent. Disney made a newer version 20,000
Leagues in 1954 and is obviously the inspiration
behind the design Doc Brown's time travelling train at the end
of Part III.
The most famous version of Around the World in
80 Days stars David Niven and was produced in 1956.
James Mason starred in the 1959 version of Journey
to the Centre of the Earth.