“We decided to call it Hill Valley, which was kind of an oxymoron that nobody ever really gets,” jokes Back to the Future’s co-creator and producer, Bob Gale. When considering the look they wanted for Hill Valley, Gale and co-creator/director, Robert Zemeckis, both from the Midwest, wanted it to feel like an archetypal, middle-America town. “The one aspect that we did deal with a lot was the idea that the town itself had to be a character in the movie,” says Gale.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of time traveling teen, Marty McFly, and the film — released July 3, 1985 — that turned a DeLorean into the coolest car an '80s kid could ever want, we revisited Back to the Future’s original L.A. shooting locations to see how they look in 2015.
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