Hallo GrandmasterA, in meinem vorangegangenem Posting wollte ich ein bißchen Tribut dafür zollen, für diese tolle HP, die Zeit und Energie, die Du und Dein Team in diese HP stecken
Und auch Du hast recht, ich wollte ja auch gar nicht behaupten, dass Bob Gale die Unwahrheit sage, selektive Darstellung eben (bei Bob Gale).
Eine andere Seite, die eher selten zu Wort kommt ist der Ersatzdarsteller.
Bis vor einigen Tagen war auf der HP von Jeffrey Weissman folgendes Interview zu lesen:
"Question 2- You played George McFly in adventure/comedy/sci fi Back to the Future 2 and 3. What do you remember from these experiences?
I was honored to be a part of them, and yet it was often uncomfortable. During the casting process I was kept in the dark. I was told that I was up for being a photo double. The make up man, Ken Chase told me that Crispin was not returning to do the sequels, and that I would be
playing the role...(not the director nor the casting agents) when I told my agents this, and they didn't really believe it and fight for good money or good billing for me.
I ended up negotiating my shared title card with the director on the set, much to the dismay of the producers.
I had not been included in any readings or rehearsals. I was even cut out of the making of the Trilogy's documentary. The story was that the producers couldn't work out their problems with Crispin, he apparently wanted script approval and a million dollars. Because he had been a pain to work with on the first film with unusual demands and eccentric behavior, they wrote his part smaller and did things like having 77 year old George hung upside down to torture him, which I ended up having to endure in the Mc Fly home of the future.
They needed to have Cripin to recreate scenes believably for the sequels to work. When I first came on the set as young 17 year old George, made up in prosthetics to look like Crispin, Michael J. Fox looked at me and said, "Oh man, Crispin's not gonna like this!", which made me feel like a scab worker.
Eventually I got along all right with Michael and others like Billy Zane on and off the set, but I was rarely referred to as Jeffrey, but rather Robert Zemekis and Lea Thomson would call me Crispin, it was a bit uncomfortable.
I had worked with Crispin on a project at AFI early in the 1980's and thought him a good actor and when I heard I was up to be his photo double I called him to see if he remembered me and could say a good word for me to be his stand in so I could get the job to help pay for my
recently born second son. He didn't call me back until he wanted to sue Universal for my work.
Apparently I was kept a secret so as not to give attention to the mistake the producers made in trying to use Crispin's likeness without paying him. Things started going terribly wrong, I had the plug pulled on a 10 city promotional tour for Universal, Florida. I wasn't allowed to promote myself on the film, I was put off by the producer's office on requests for my footage, among other promises, such as having a part in part 3 without the heavy make up.
As things would have it, Crispin contacted me and told his sob stories of how he felt abused on the first film and how they were swindling him by using his likeness and not paying him but scale for a few days of re-use footage from the first film.
Feeling compassion for him, I gave him and his attorney some fuel for their fire with stories of how Steven Speilberg came up to me during shooting and said, "So Crispin, I see you got your million dollars after all." Crispin's suit named John Doe 1-100 as defendants, where he didn't have to name all of the persons he was suing, and I think that drove the producers, director and the Universal attorneys crazy, so Universal ended settling out of court for $765,000.
Crispin's attorney revealed during a deposition that we had met, so Universal had me blacklisted. I learned about the blacklisting when I was specifically excluded on a casting call for an episode of a television show they produced. It was bad, it turned my life upside down. I ended up going into avoidance behavior and having a nervous breakdown over the shock, and that resulted in the break up of my first marriage.
Question 3- Do you like the first movie of the series?
I loved the first film. Entertainment excellence. I thought everyone was great. I was delighted to have a chance to be a part of a Hollywood classic.
Question 4 - The Back to the Future trilogy is still very popular. Why do you think the trilogy is still a classic?
It is so much fun. My kids and I watch it regularly still. The innocence and fantastical fantasy of altering the future by going into the past, righting wrongs, the good guys being the underdogs and coming out on top, the celebration of love, the poking fun at political and sociological states. There's a huge amount of intelligence in the writing and the cleverness is not winking at you, but rather you feel a part of it."
Eigentlich wollte ich nur die URL eingeben, konnte den Text aber nicht mehr finden. Hm. Hat JW etwa die Unwahrheit gesagt und aus Angst vor Klagen den Text aus dem Internet genommen? Weitere Spekulationen sind auch hier möglich.
Seit 2003 (und auch schon vor dem hier bereits zitierten Beitrag) hat Crispin Glover, falls in Interviews danach gefragt, immer mal wieder kleine zusätzliche Informationen gegeben (alles leicht zu ergoogeln). Aber zurückhaltender und meist recht sympathisch formuliert (weil ohne direkte Schuldzuweisung und oft auch mit dem Hinweis "mutual satisfaction"). Da über Crispin Glover das Damoklesschwert einer Klage ebenfalls schweben könnte, wird man ihm wohl auch schlecht vorwerfen können, dass er lügte, allenfalls auch hier vielleicht selektive Darstellung.
Einen Guten Rutsch an Alle!