Fan Made: Watch Tributes to 'Back to the Future Part II," Arnold Schwarzenegger, and 8-Bit 'Great Gatsby'

Fan Made: Watch Tributes to 'Back to the Future Part II," Arnold Schwarzenegger, and 8-Bit 'Great Gatsby'

Mar 14, 2013

Great Gatsby NES gameMovie fans can be an industrious lot when it comes to paying homage to the things they love, and today we’ve got three new fan creations that prove our point. If you love Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Great Gatsby or Back to the Future Part II, you’ll want to check this stuff out.

We get things started with this short film inspired by Michael J. Fox’s second time-traveling adventure. One of the things that impressed younger viewers most about Back to the Future Part II was the hoverboard – a floating skateboard that was sure to be available in the not-too-distant future. Every kid in my class wanted one of these things, and we’re all a little bummed they still don’t exist even now that we're adults.

Sydney Freeland’s short film Hoverboard shows us just how far one little girl will go to get one of these marvelous contraptions – and if you guessed the answer was “into the future," give yourself a screenwriter’s credit.

Freeland’s short film is an official entry in PBS’ Online Film Festival. Watch it below, then head over to the official site to view other shorts and cast your ballot. [via Geek Tyrant]

Muscle cars have earned their name for a reason – all that horsepower under the hood is pretty manly and impressive – but the throaty growl of huge engine at full bore could sound better, according to the guys at FatAwesome Films. As such, they’ve come up with the accessory every gearhead will want to own: the Arnold Schwarzenegger Exhaust.

Rather than roar like an engine, the Arnold Exhaust spouts out funny lines as the driver reaches higher RPMs. The short film below shows it in action – and while it’s certainly a one-joke film, the joke is pretty amusing. Have a peek and see if you agree. [via Unique Daily]

Finally, if you just can’t wait to see Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio’s interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, perhaps this flash game will tide you over.

Developer Charley Hoey has crafted this video game interpretation of one of literature's most enduring works, and designed it to look like an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System game.

Players will take on the role of Nick Carraway as he travels through four levels completing objectives and fighting off dangerous flappers with his hat. Okay, so it’s not a literal translation of the book – but it does feature characters, dialogue and more from the novel. We just can’t remember if Carraway ever had to fight off the laser-blasting eyes of Dr. Eckleberg in the Fitzgerald tome. If he didn’t, he should have.

If you’ve got some time to kill, you can help guide Nick on his quest here. [via Design Taxi]

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