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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #60 on: January 14, 2020, 10:25:14 AM »
I thought it had been calculated that he'd lived through that day 10,000 times, but that was something I read online and is therefore only 4% true (at most).

Any other time loop films out there? I love picking holes in them.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2020, 10:31:35 AM »
Any other time loop films out there? I love picking holes in them.

You might enjoy Predestination.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2020, 10:33:24 AM »
I think my favourite bit is when he's trying to redo the snowball fight. Bye.

Each time I watch the film the more distasteful that bit seems. What's the morality of engineering a fuck with someone who otherwise hates you and with good reason?

Does anyone else have a rule in their house about only ever watching GD on February 2nd?

I've been trying and failing to find a blog I once read about someone who watched the film every single day for a year, but in the process I found this where someone has cut together every scene from the film into one from which runs all concurrent events at the same time, so each of the scenes where Phil is in the diner watching the waitress drop the tray are on screen at the same time. Here if you want a peek - https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/2/2/14483316/groundhog-day-film-every-day-at-same-time

FAKE EDIT: I found the blog, though it seems different to the one I remember so perhaps it's not the same one. Have at it http://groundhogdayproject.blogspot.com/2013/08/and-so-it-begins.html (and bravo to the "On me in 3...2...1..." title of the opening post if nothing else).

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2020, 10:37:18 AM »
I thought it had been calculated that he'd lived through that day 10,000 times, but that was something I read online and is therefore only 4% true (at most).

Any other time loop films out there? I love picking holes in them.

Yeah I’ve heard similar calculations. Learning piano and ice sculpting in tiny blocks must take ages, the sculpting in particular. Imagine every day having to source an ice block and a chainsaw and convince people to let you just fuck into it.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2020, 10:42:29 AM »
Yeah I’ve heard similar calculations. Learning piano and ice sculpting in tiny blocks must take ages, the sculpting in particular. Imagine every day having to source an ice block and a chainsaw and convince people to let you just fuck into it.

Sourcing the ice and chainsaw would only be tricky first day, surely.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2020, 10:59:46 AM »
I also like how the causes for the start and end of the timeloop are never explained.
In an early draft of the script it was an ex-girlfriend with supernatural powers.

Re: groundhog day
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2020, 11:09:18 AM »
just watched this, not seen it before. it's pretty good. i liked it. thats my review bye.

Re: groundhog day
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2020, 11:11:23 AM »
As far as the song I Got You Babe goes, when back to ordinary life did he end up driven to distraction whenever he heard it, or did he love it, because it symbolised the great opportunity all those repeated days gave him to get it right?
« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 11:47:45 AM by Phoenix Lazarus »

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2020, 11:41:12 AM »
Wouldn't living that bleak mid-winter day eternally ( for all he knew) with no prospect of ever seeing Summer again drive you a bit doolally?

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2020, 01:37:35 PM »
If you think about it too much, the idea that the experience somehow redeems him is a bit weird. It would turn him into a complete narcissist. Also he's be completely unable to cope with a new day where he didn't know what was going to happen.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #70 on: January 14, 2020, 06:20:38 PM »
was the ENTIRE UNIVERSE resetting every day? around a SINGLE MAN IN AMERICA? SEEMS VERY IMPLAUSIBLE HMM! HMM!!!!

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2020, 05:56:47 AM »
Wouldn't living that bleak mid-winter day eternally ( for all he knew) with no prospect of ever seeing Summer again drive you a bit doolally?
Er... Yes. Toaster in the bath, driving on the rail tracks...

Re: groundhog day
« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2020, 07:55:21 AM »
I still think this is ripe for a sequel. Imagine having to spend that long looped in one location and then having to cope with linear time again and your unrehearsed actions having consequences? I'd love to see a psychological character study, with him coming to terms with her not being perfect once the glow of the perfect day wears off, and everyone in his world suddenly being unpredictable again.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #73 on: January 15, 2020, 09:25:35 AM »
Toaster in the bath, driving on the rail tracks...

Wait a minute...where's me jumper?

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #74 on: January 15, 2020, 12:59:38 PM »
^ Much better than the Parklife! meme. +Karma

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #75 on: January 15, 2020, 10:24:26 PM »
I still think this is ripe for a sequel. Imagine having to spend that long looped in one location and then having to cope with linear time again and your unrehearsed actions having consequences? I'd love to see a psychological character study, with him coming to terms with her not being perfect once the glow of the perfect day wears off, and everyone in his world suddenly being unpredictable again.

I'd like to see a film where Billy Murrays reprises his role, but the character is the current age that Billy Murrays is now but over the course of the film you realise he's actually been going back in time since his timeloop day "ended" but it's like Benjamin Button and time is going backwards except he's somehow getting ever older while Andie MacDowell is getting ever younger until he's 76 and she's 2.

Re: groundhog day
« Reply #76 on: January 15, 2020, 10:25:25 PM »
I'd like to see a film where Billy Murrays reprises his role, but the character is the current age that Billy Murrays is now but over the course of the film you realise he's actually been going back in time since his timeloop day "ended" but it's like Benjamin Button and time is going backwards except he's somehow getting ever older while Andie MacDowell is getting ever younger until he's 76 and she's 2.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #77 on: January 15, 2020, 10:30:30 PM »
just watched this, not seen it before. it's pretty good. i liked it. thats my review bye.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #78 on: January 15, 2020, 10:35:33 PM »
FAKE EDIT: I found the blog, though it seems different to the one I remember so perhaps it's not the same one. Have at it http://groundhogdayproject.blogspot.com/2013/08/and-so-it-begins.html (and bravo to the "On me in 3...2...1..." title of the opening post if nothing else).
On a similar-ish note, former...AV Club?...writer Sean Collins did a thing where he wrote something new about "Road House" every day for a year - it just finished, so you can read all his stuff. www.seantcollins.com . My mate sent him a screenshot of Keith David throwing a punch in the background of a scene, which is one of very few examples of him still being in the movie - he had a much bigger role which was almost entirely cut out - which got featured on the blog.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #79 on: January 15, 2020, 10:47:55 PM »
peado

Bill Murray is an actual peodo so it's apt.

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Jesus, I've typed "peodo" enough times my computer is just not arsed any more.


Re: groundhog day
« Reply #80 on: January 15, 2020, 10:57:13 PM »
Peodo guy

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #81 on: January 15, 2020, 11:01:32 PM »
What, so just because I risk my life swimming through tiny subterranean troubles to get at and raep some trapped Thai boys suddenly I'm some sort of a peodo?

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Re: groundhog day
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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #83 on: January 16, 2020, 01:37:20 PM »
I'd like to see a film where Billy Murrays reprises his role, but the character is the current age that Billy Murrays is now but over the course of the film you realise he's actually been going back in time since his timeloop day "ended" but it's like Benjamin Button and time is going backwards except he's somehow getting ever older while Andie MacDowell is getting ever younger until he's 76 and she's 2.

I just think there's so much scope.
How about a modern-day Murray, living in Gobbler's Knob, and he becomes a cameo in another person's Groundhog Day. But all you see is his cameo time after time, and the other person's different attempts at interacting with him through the day. Eventually (and unknowingly for Murray) his life experience slowly brings epiphany to the new sufferer, a bit like the tramp does in his original day.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #84 on: January 16, 2020, 09:47:19 PM »
How about a sequel where all of Groundhog Day turns out to have been a dream but a dream where he’s aged by the correct amount of time so that he looks like Bill Murray does now and he doesn’t die because of magic but then when he wakes up it’s to I Got U Babe and everything is as it was on that day except the people all look older and the cars all look more modern and whatnot but he’s so old and cynical and can’t be arsed with it all so the remainder of the film’s 3 hour run time is him just absolutely fucking ending Ned Ryerson in as many different ways as he can think?

This one’s a doozey! Pushed in puddle.

This one’s a doozey! Chopped with chainsaw.

This one’s a doozey! Punxsutawney Phil inserted into anus.

Re: groundhog day
« Reply #85 on: January 16, 2020, 10:13:22 PM »
Imagine if, on one of his breakdown days, he withdrew all his money from the bank, set fire to it and ran into a school naked. But as bad luck would have it, that was the day the spell was broken and he spends the rest of his life dealing with the consequences.

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #86 on: January 16, 2020, 10:14:01 PM »
Showed Groundhog Day to some foreign students once. Genuine negative feedback: “It’s a bit repetitive.”

Re: groundhog day
« Reply #87 on: January 16, 2020, 10:30:06 PM »
it must be a bit of a downer to your "im a god" narrative to think the ONE DAY you do something really awful it's when you have to face the consequences the next day

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #88 on: January 16, 2020, 10:54:46 PM »
Three cheeseburgers, two large fries, two milkshakes and a coke. Too early for flapjacks?

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Re: groundhog day
« Reply #89 on: February 03, 2020, 11:16:43 AM »
Well, at least they bothered to do it properly with all the right performers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnhzGUcENWo

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