Welcome to “The Overview," a series of alternative film commentaries where writers from Overthinking It watch and discuss their favorite movies in real time.
In this edition of The Overview, Peter Fenzel and Ryan Sheely cover Back to the Future. This commentary track is the perfect way to kick off a marathon viewing party of the entire trilogy. Join Pete and Ryan 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.
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.
Check out all of the installments of the commentary series that listeners have called call “So good, I don't even need the movie to enjoy them.” (Don't get us wrong, we recommend you play the movie too. But it was awfully nice of them to say.)
- Size54.9 MB
- Duration119 minutes