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J

I really do love that movie. It's one of the only romantic comedies I enjoy.

Because it's not just about some linear, too-good-to-be-real love, it's about people, the crappy side of people, and the idea that we can always change. :)

mernitman

J: What can we say that hasn't been said before (so to speak)?

Shout-out to Rob -
http://adventuresinvertigo.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-groundhog-day.html
- who has his own take on this.

Tim

Suggest you watch Kal's screenplay videos at http://www.clickok.co.uk/index4.html

E.C. Henry

Ah, a tride and true "Living the Romantic Comedy" classic plays yet again. This post has become the Billy Mernit equivalent to "It's a Wonderful Life" which is brodcast every year faithfully around Christmas day.

My favorite part of this post continues to be the part where Danny Rubin, the writer of "Groundhog Day," gets whisked off to Punxsutawney, PA to scout the place with the film's star, Bill Murray.

Afterall, isn't that the dream of EVERY pre-pro screenwriter: working with someone you dream about in making your script a flesh-and-blood reality. I know it is mine. Why just the other day I had a dream of meeting Will Farrel. He had just come from someplace where he got a deep tan, and he was telling me about his immaginary friend. In the dream I remember trying segue that to talking about a script I had written which had a part suitable for him to star in, "Afer the Glory;" it's a sports rom-com.

Anyway, the dream takes many forms. But Danny Rubin's foray into in process of making a classic is a great story well worth the re-telling. "It's a Wonderful Life" indeed!

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

mernitman

Tim: Thanks, but that stuff makes me crazy.

EC: I know! I can't get enough of "the night they flew to Punxsutawney," myself.

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