Posted by: ckckred | February 24, 2014

R. I. P. Harold Ramis

THE YEAR ONE

Tragic news hit the movie world today as Harold Ramis, who has written and directed some of the best and most memorable comedies of the last thirty years, including Groundhog Day, Animal House, Ghostbusters, and Caddyshack, has died at age 69.  Ramis’ influence in the comedy world cannot be stressed enough: his movies combined a sharp wit and slapstick together for a winning combination.  Not only that but Ramis had the unique ability to put pathos in his comedies, making his characters not seem like cartoons but real-life people (Bill Murray’s weatherman from Groundhog Day is the strongest and most emotional performance the actor has done).  Ramis will surely be missed.

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  1. Reblogged this on Voices: FILM & TV Part II.

  2. This is terrible news. Groundhog Day is one of my favorites movies, and of course ghostbusters is a classic. It’s a shame Ramis is gone.

  3. Oh, shit! I didn’t know that! I loved him. What a funny man and huge talent.

  4. Sad Day, Rest in Peace Dr. Spengler.

  5. It’s been a sad couple of months that we’re losing great film folks one after another. Nice to see Murray gave a mini tribute to him at the Oscars.

  6. My favorite movies from him are The two Ghostbusters movies. He will be missed. He was truly a real funny talented comedian actor.


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