Okay, BttF fans, it’s time to test your powers of perception. What’s different about this Back to the Future III Special Limited-Edition Art Print that makes it unique?
Of course, you probably noticed instantly that Mary Steenburgen’s Clara isn’t present, unlike in the movie posters, but did you notice anything else?
That’s right. Marty McFly’s Clint Eastwood look has been replaced by the gawdy 50s version of a western outfit. According to Drew Struzan, the artist who created the original artwork for the film, he created two different pieces for the studio, which requested a blending of the two.
“The story goes that I had done two finished paintings, one with a daytime background and Marty in the Clint Eastwood outfit and a second painting with a nighttime sky and Marty wearing the Pink shirt. Bob Zemeckis and Bob Gale just couldn’t make up their minds. In the end…”We want the night sky and the Eastwood serape”. So what to do? Paint a third picture or change one or the other of the two? Make changes! So I had to paint over one of them to make “The one” they wished for. Well, I painted over this one you see so that this picture no longer exists as you see it. I painted out the figure of Marty and changed it to the ‘Eastwood’ costume.”
The Back to the Future III Special Limited-Edition Art Print is available for $1,275 at DrewStruzan.com.