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Groundhog Day February 1, 2012

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Lately it sure seems like we’ve skipped over winter and have jumped right into spring. Hope you are all enjoying this unusual treat. I know we are hoping for a continuation of this pleasant warmth and an early spring, and cheering for Punxsutawney Phil to deliver some good news tomorrow. This gets me thinking, now is a great time to see, or re-see, the comic classic Groundhog Day. In case you haven’t seen it, it’s about a weatherman, played by Bill Murray, who is trapped in and relives the same day, February 2nd, over and over. And yes, we do own a copy in our collection. Years ago I had attended a presentation given by the writer of the movie, Danny Rubin. I always remember the story that he told about the studio executives wanting him to write a part into the movie explaining how Murray’s character got sucked into the same day vortex. The way he told the story was he had resisted but then one of the movie industry guys told him to just write something, anything, but not to worry about it, as the studio head was going through a divorce and would never remember asking about it anyways and it would be forgotten. Rubin wrote in a part about a cheesy gypsy curse, that alas was forgotten, and thankfully we never had to suffer through. Rubin’s ambiguous plot stayed, and grew into the classic it is today.

Steve

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