Monday, 8 November 2010

Favourite Film Faces #12: Elijah Wood in 'Back to the Future Part II'

I forgot to mention this on the podcast regarding Back to the Future Part II - this, blink-and-you-miss-it role by a very young Elijah Wood. This always reminds me of Pre-Lord of the Rings whereby Elijah Wood was always getting closer and closer to the big-time - I'll never forget him in Forever Young with Mel Gibson and Deep Impact, my preferred mid-ninties meteor-attack film (over Armageddon). I knew Elijah Wood very well before Frodo Baggins came along!

Not to mention how kick-ass this nostalgic-eighties cafe is ... now someone should recreate the exact bar with moving TV-monitors and Michael Jackson reading you your menu.

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  1. Hey Simon!

    The response back from Club members has been amazing!

    On the week of November 29th to December 5th, 2010, I will be hosting an good old fashioned Blog-A-Thon to re-inaugurate the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Blog Club.

    After months of waiting for it to start again, I decided to just host the Club myself, and I'd love to have you as a member once again. I am writing you today to invite you to contribute a post (or posters!), on the first film on the epic 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die List, George Méliès' "A Trip To The Moon" (1902) aka "Le voyage dans la lune." Since you're an old club member, it would be great to see your contribution!

    One of the many great things about "A Trip To The Moon" is that this short film is available everywhere for viewing. I've put a couple links for you of the complete film at the bottom of the page.

    If you're interested, drop me a link or a line through my site (, and feel free to spread the word!

    Un voyage dans la lune:
    Alternate link:

  2. Thanks! I shall watch it ASAP - already saw a little and I cannot wait... reminds me of MOULIN ROUGE!

  3. Elijah always looked like he actually did want to play a video game that uses your hands even though his friend said they wouldn;t dream of it in BTTF II! :)

    I actually like Forever Young - it has the happiest ending in the history of cinema!

  4. Dan - Forever Young is a good film and the whole, learning-to-fly-a-plane in a cardboard box only to then 'graduate' and ACTUALLY fly a plane ... mental. They should have died... though it wouldn't have been such a good ending.


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