Can anyone get a nice hi resolution screen cap of the following Cafe 80's image?
The best resolution I could find online is do low in dpi, that I cannot print it at 8.5" x 11".
I don't think the film BTTF2 even has a shot of the Cafe 80's with as much detail. Maybe possible to piece together the room from several shots from the BD, but you will have characters right through out.
Cavx is correct. After seeing this I popped in the BR and watched the entire Cafe 80's scene, which doesn't have a wide shot that shows more than one third'ish of of the L-shaped layout.
Since I'm currently recreating that building in 3D, I had this sitting around on my computer. Hope it helps.
edit: Didn't notice the watermark, so I guess I got it from www.outatime.net, which seems to link to a facebook album with a lot of other great pics too.
That is a great image and now I have a new folder in my BTTF2 folder called Cafe 80s. Technology so dates a film. Shame the TVs used for the wait staff are 4 x 3 CRT. How cool would it have been to have small flat screens instead?
At least Marty's TV at his future home is widescreen (16:9) reflective of what most people have, though not in that size. I hope by 2015, 21:9 is in.
Also, if you look at the little TV screens built into the booth tables, they appear to be small LCD flat screens (you see them when Biff starts talking).
And as you pointed out, Marty's house has a large 16:9 flatscreen TV, plus the VR style headset (which could be 3D), plus we have the 3D holographic projectors. There are a couple of CRTs used in Marty's house for appliances and built into walls, but with the way they're used you could buy that they're supposed to be flat screens.
With all of that in mind, I find it easy to believe that the CRTs in the Cafe '80s could have been intentionally retro, because they made attempts to avoid or cover up CRT style screens elsewhere in the movie.
Rear projection allowing him (and Marty Jr) to stand in front of it).
A gimble to allow both Marty to adjust the tilt.
CRT as there is some colour bleed at one point which happens if one of thr RGB guns were partially blocked.
Upon a second look, the little screens on the tables seem to be standard little CRT video monitors, but because they're so deep, they look quite flat, and the Cafe '80s themed surround covers it from the front view. From the side view you see they're quite deep though. It's still suitably futuristic to have a mini screen at each table.
Anyway, I tend not to scrutinize it too closely. Compared to hoverboards and flying cars, the occasional CRT monitor isn't my biggest concern with its future predictions.
Thanks for your help guys
I am attempting to make a shadowbox and need a background.
Since we've already conveniently got a thread specifically for it, I have my own request for a screencap.
I'm currently modeling the Cafe '80s external sign for my BTTF2 project, and all I have is the DVD set, so I was wondering if someone could grab a Bluray screenshot or two of the sign at 1080p?
The clearest shot I could find in the movie is at about 18:22 (the DVD grab I have is shown below, doesn't need to be the exact frame, but something close), so if anyone could help that would be much appreciated. Any other shots of it would be nice, although I'm not sure if there are any closer/better ones than that, so this is the main one I'm looking for. Thanks.
Maybe this one helps.
I can screen grab it in HD for you. PM me the times and your email address.
And here is the one from your mentioned scene. Both images are made from an untouched HD file.
That first one you posted is actually the one I used for the general shapes, as it was the most square-on view I could find, and the other pic I posted seemed to be the clearest for identifying details.
I'm very curious how the sign looks on the back side. It seems that the triangle, the circle and the square are mirrored, but the words aren't. I've never seen this variation of the sign.
itis just like the one side, but the background elements are just reversed.
All I could find is a very brief shot as Marty goes by on the hoverboard where you can just catch the bottom of the sign confirming that the text is flipped on the opposite side, and of course you can see the top of the "C" overhanging the sign on the reverse side. So it's easy enough to guess what the other side looks like, but as far as I can find, it's never explicitly shown on film.
A little off topic, but how great (and expensive) would it be for Universal to recreate the future courthouse/mall square in 2015 for the public to visit? It could be a great way to celebrate the 30th anniversary.