Groundhog Day 20th Anniversary! Did you know...
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|Tue, 02-12-2013 - 10:17am|
February 12 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray as Phil Connors, who has to live the same day over and over, until he finally learned how to be a better man.
Little known facts:
In the original screenplay, Phil was supposed to be stuck for 10,000 years. He marked each day by reading one page of a book in the library, and eventually read everything in the place.
There was a scene in an earlier draft of the script where Phil had a spurned ex-girlfriend who used a magic spell to curse him. But then Ramis changed his mind and cut the scene in subsequent drafts to leave it unexplained.
I thought it was interesting to find out they spent three days filming a complicated scene to explain how everything in Phil's world would reset each morning at 6 A.M, then ended up scrapping it in favor of the broken/unbroken pencil! Yep... sometimes simple is just eloquent!
Do you have a favorite scene or quote from the movie?