kottke.org posts about groundhogday

Also, don't drive angry!Feb 03 2009

kottke.org contributer Cliff Kuang asks: what can we learn from the classic Bill Murray flick Groundhog Day? A: Lessons physic, lessons Buddhist, and lessons economic.

The first time Phil Conners lives out Groundhog Day, he knows nothing about how events will unfold, and acts accordingly -- self centered, short sighted and rash. But by the time Conners lives out his last Groundhog Day, he has perfect knowledge of how everyone around him will behave. He acts accordingly -- maximizing his happiness and the happiness of those around him. The metaphor gets pretty loose, but in this interpretation, Phil's last day is analogous to classical economics, where people act with perfect knowledge and rationality.

Jamie Zawinski reckons that Bill Murray re-livedFeb 03 2008

Jamie Zawinski reckons that Bill Murray re-lived February 2nd for at least 4 years in Groundhog Day.

Update: The screenwriter for Groundhog Day says that Phil Conners' day lasted "about ten years". (via waxy)

Gelf Magazine finds that the critics thinkNov 17 2006

Gelf Magazine finds that the critics think that a new TV show, Day Break, is a lot like Groundhog Day meets 24 meets The Shield meets The Fugitive meets Kafka meets Law & Order.

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