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Harold Ramis


The funny thing about comedies is how hard it is to be funny in a film.

There isn’t really a designed method to it.  There really aren’t rules.  In the early days of sound films, the Marx Brothers would basically take a show on the road, find out what got laughs and what didn’t, fine tune it to a fever pitch, and bam – you have a film comedy.

Groundhog Day

I love recommending another take to a film that’s about another take, after another and another and another.

“Groundhog Day” just may be the best Bill Murray comedy, and that’s a pretty high standard.  It’s probably in a fourway cluster at the top of my favorites (with “Meatballs”, “Caddyshack and “Scrooged”) but this is his crowning achievement.