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In Back to the Future, Marty plays Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance in 1955. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty goes back to 1955 and watches the same scene all over again.

Back to the Future - Johnny B. Goode

Back to the Future 2 - Johnny B. Goode

It's incredible to see how they add to the initial scene with a new timeline in the sequel. I wanted to explore just how well this matched up, and couldn't find anything online to do so. So, I've taken the two scenes from both movies and I've put them together side-by-side in a split-screen video so you can see what it looks like when the two scenes match up!

I made my video with YouTube and iMovie (I'm not familiar with iMovie, so it wasn't easy). It's amazing just how well Robert Zemeckis was able to match these two scenes up and truly create the sense of de ja vu!

What did you think of this side-by-side comparison? Let me know in the comments below!


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