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Re-creating a BACK TO THE FUTURE scene for BACK TO THE FUTURE II

This is great: Someone has done a side-by-side comparison of two identical scenes in the first two BACK TO THE FUTURE movies. As I Want Stuff explains,

In the years between Back to the Future and Back to the Future II, Michael J. Fox visibly aged and the actress playing his girlfriend was replaced by Elizabeth Shue. Thus, to show the closing scene from the first film as the opening of the second, it was necessary to completely reshoot it.

It’s impressive how carefully director Robert Zemeckis and his crew remade the scene, but of course the differences are obvious. Check it out:

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[via Mark Frauenfelder.]