A Tale of Two Back to the Future Scenes

Today in Obvious Yet Overdue Ideas: Someone finally made a video comparing the final scene of Back to the Future and the opening scene of Back to the Future Part II side-by-side. It’s the same scene, of course, although it had to be reshot for the second movie when Elisabeth Shue replaced Claudia Wells as Marty’s lady friend Jennifer for the sequels. I’m sure director Robert Zemeckis would have loved to use the exact same footage if he could have, if only to save a bit of time by not having to redo it — although to his credit, it’s pretty damn identical, if you ignore the timing issues. I doubt I even realized it was new footage when I was a kid, other than Biff popping into the scene, of course. A tribute to Zemeckis’ filmmaking or how stupid I was as a kid? A mystery for the ages. (Via /Film)