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The Resource Groundhog day, Ryan Gilbey

Groundhog day, Ryan Gilbey

Label
Groundhog day
Title
Groundhog day
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Gilbey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is becoming clearer and clearer that Groundhog Day (1993), directed by Harold Ramis, is one of the masterpieces of 1990s Hollywood cinema. One of the first films to use a science-fiction premise as the basis for romantic comedy, it tells the story of a splenetic TV weatherman, Phil Connors (Bill Murray at his disreputable best), who finds himself repeating indefinitely one drab day in the milk-and-cookies town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. At first glance it seems like a feel-good parable in the tradition of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1947). But on closer inspection it is a deeply ambivalent fable, with strong echoes of Samuel Beckett: before he finds redemption Phil must plumb the depths of suicidal despair - and even after he has survived this, the film offers no guarantees that he will live happily ever after." "Ryan Gilbey begins his account of Groundhog Day with the long and unlucky gestation of the script by Danny Rubin (who was interviewed specially for this book) which formed the basis of the finished film. Gilbey celebrates the inspired casting of Murray, alongside Andie MacDowell and less-known actors such as Stephen Tobolowsky (who plays the reptilian salesman Ned Ryerson). In a subtle analysis, he goes on to unpick the film's remarkable blend of humour and melancholy, revealing Groundhog Day to be a rare beast - a mainstream Hollywood comedy which grows richer with each repeat viewing."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
EQO
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Gilbey, Ryan
Dewey number
791.4372
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rubin, Danny
  • Ramis, Harold
Series statement
BFI modern classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedy films
  • Science fiction films
  • Comedy films
  • Fantasy films
  • Rubin, Danny
  • Ramis, Harold
Label
Groundhog day, Ryan Gilbey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A funny film -- In the loop -- 1 February -- Groundhog days -- Days without end -- 3 February
Control code
55137807
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781844570324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Groundhog day, Ryan Gilbey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A funny film -- In the loop -- 1 February -- Groundhog days -- Days without end -- 3 February
Control code
55137807
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781844570324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

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