In this edition of The Overview, we watch and discuss Back to the Future. Although we’ve covered BTTF quite a lot over the years, this is the first time we’ve covered the film as an installment of The Overview, our series of alternative commentary tracks to your favorite movies.
While Back to the Future is a classic that certainly deserves close scrutiny in its own right, the series is back in the popular consciousness for a variety of reasons: the original film turned 30 this year and we’re rapidly approaching the date that Marty McFly visits in Back to the Future II (October 21, 2015). Throughout the month of October 2015, it is going to be easier than ever to watch the whole series with your family and friends. All three films are streaming for free on Amazon Prime for the whole month and they will also be back in the theaters for one day only on October 21st.
The Overview for Back to the Future is the perfect way to kick off a marathon viewing party of the entire trilogy. Join Peter Fenzel and Ryan Sheely as they tackle the big ideas behind the film: the symbolism of clocks and dances, the DeLorean’s place in the American auto industry of the 1980s, why Marty McFly is so cool, and how to identify the religious aspects of time travel in the BTTF universe. It is a wide-ranging conversation that is equal parts serious intellectual analysis and light-hearted banter between two friends who love Back to the Future as much as you do. Download the Back to the Future Overview and stay tuned for news about for Overviews of the second and third films in the trilogy.
To get in on the fun, just purchase our commentary track in our online store for only $1.99. At the beginning of the audio track, we’ll provide you with the instructions on how to sync our commentary track up with your DVD or stream of the film, and once you hit play, it will be like you are watching the film with your friends from Overthinking It right in your own living room.
The Overview is a series of alternative commentary tracks from Overthinking It, where the we watch and discuss your favorite movies in real-time. The commentary is meant to be played while watching the movie, so get your own copy (or stream) of the movie and get ready to watch the video and listen to a MP3 of the track at the same time.
I just want to say that at the beginning of the year I rolled my eyes at all this Back to the Future hoopla. But the closer we get to October 21, the more excited I get. I’m rewatching the original over the weekend and I’ve got my ticket to see Part 2 on the big screen on 10/21. I cannot wait!