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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes (Released) — Page 2

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Dang, that is awesome.

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I agree! 😃

If I’m not mistaken–the shot of the piano keyboard and part of the Huey Lewis shot are also deleted.

One thing that’s always bugged me about this song is that I never thought the singer was a very good match for MJF.
As imperfect as his singing voice is, I wish they’d given him a shot at singing it himself—with multiple takes I think they could have cobbled something passable together.

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Has MJF ever sung in a movie? Can only recall one other film where he’s a musician.

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Where were you in '77?

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He sang in Light Of Day.

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That’s probably the movie I’m thinking of.

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Where were you in '77?

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Those are great…

Here’s another video that some of you may find interesting—a British family recently on vacation in CA found many of the shooting locations for BTTF 1, 2 & 3. What amazes me is how so many places still look the same and how tiny the original “Enchantment” stage was. I actually found parts of it to be quite eerie for some reason:

https://youtu.be/TDtynhvzBF0

…and I didn’t know Marvin Berry was still performing (lol):

https://youtu.be/54KFiVxej0M

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[Mielr said:]One thing that’s always bugged me about this song is that I never thought the singer was a very good match for MJF.
As imperfect as his singing voice is, I wish they’d given him a shot at singing it himself—with multiple takes I think they could have cobbled something passable together.

I agree! Even if it would’ve taken a week, it would’ve been worth it. 😉

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In the movie commentary, I think it was Bob Gale who seemed really proud that they found such a great vocal “match” for MJF. But to me, the vocal always stuck out like a sore thumb and the scene would have felt much more authentic if he’d done his own vocals.

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Aside from the “lost” footage, someone could drop in shots from the full frame DVD and restore a good chunk of it.

I hope somebody does that.

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SilverWook said:

Aside from the “lost” footage, someone could drop in shots from the full frame DVD and restore a good chunk of it.

I would honestly be happy to do that, but I no longer have my BTTF DVDs, since I upgraded to 4K discs. Anyone able to rip just the first film from a FS DVD and share? I’ll do the work if someone can share the 4:3 resources. Thanks!

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I went ahead and ordered the 4:3 DVDs from amazon today, so I should have a fully restored video to share next week.

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Good luck with this project and thanks for tackling it! Can’t wait to see it. 😃

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I was able to put together a finished video, and I think it looks pretty good. Please PM me if you’d like a link.

I did my best to color correct the music video footage and DVD footage to match, but if anyone is a more gifted color timer than I am, please feel free to take a crack at it. (I can send you the non-compressed files to work with.)

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Great job! Thanks again!