BTTF Minute 17 – What Lorraine?

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Linda laments that she’s never going to meet anybody while Lorraine waxes nostalgic about how she met George.

Guest: Jake Baker from Geek By Night


3 thoughts on “BTTF Minute 17 – What Lorraine?

  1. A nice bit of unnoticed production design. Their TV stand is actually an older cabinet floor television model that looks like it’s from the 70s.

  2. You don’t explain why WHAT LORRAINE!? is such a great line! It’s a joke for people who have already seen the movie! (maybe you will talk about this in a later minute) She asks if he was bird watching in the tree, and that makes him nervous, because as we know he’s NOT bird watching, but rather peeping in on her changing. Thus explaining his panic and insecurity at her possibly discovering this fact even 30 years later.

  3. I know this is really late, but two things.

    1. Lorraine asks George, “What was it you were doing again, bird watching?” And then he comes out with the “What, Lorraine?” line. George reads as being so focused on his work that he’s annoyed at the interruption, but also, “bird watching” was a euphemism for being a peeping tom.

    2. There’s a moment that you might cover in a later minute where Lorraine is just staring at George, talking about how, when he kissed her on that dance floor, she knew in her heart that he was the one for her for the rest of her life. The look in her eyes is just so *dead*. She knew that he was the one for her all right, but it was the kind of certainty that you have that you just absolutely bombed that English final because you just didn’t know anything at all that was on that test. Lorraine has a look of despair on her face, and she doesn’t have to say a line of dialogue. It’s just *there*, and it’s painful to see because you can just see the dreams that she might’ve had when she was 17 have been crushed over the years right in front of her.

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