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Groundhog daze

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Groundhog day is a film where a weather presenter repeats the same day until he finally manages to attract his co-host[1].
He apparently spends a lot of days in various persuits like learning to play the piano, seducing women, killing himself and 6 months solid throwing cards into a hat.

I think there's potential for the film to be expanded with more wild adventures which could be attempted. This new film would therefore be in a novel state; it would not be a sequel, a prequel, a remake, or even a retelling of the same events from a different perspective. Since the scenes would take place between the days shown in the previous film, I suggest that it would be an intervel.

[1] I think he was lucky that the time-loop ended that day, for no obvious reason. What would he have done if he'd managed that then the day had repeated again?

Loris, Jan 13 2011

IMDB http://uk.imdb.com/...48/trivia?tr0657131
'Groundhog Day' and 'The Gay Science' [nineteenthly, Jan 14 2011]

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       //What would he have done// Repeated his success until he grew bored with her. Eventually, everything she said, every facial expression, her reaction to everything he could say or do to her -- would be completely predictable to him. Ghastly. I rather like that, as an alternative, tragic denouement. Not exactly box office, though. ([+])
mouseposture, Jan 14 2011
  

       It would be "In Camera". That's particularly interesting because the successful version is Nietzschean but the unsuccessful one would be Sartrean.   

       I honestly think you've done something really profound with this idea, [Loris].
nineteenthly, Jan 14 2011
  

       Only you and only here can we manage philosophy conversation out of a Bill Murray movie.
RayfordSteele, Jan 14 2011
  

       I'm hard pressed to think of any film which isn't fertile ground for philosophy. In this case, for what it's worth, there's a claim on IMDB that the film is inspired by Nietzsches Eternal Recurrence, as in 'Frohliche Wissenschaft'.
nineteenthly, Jan 14 2011
  

       //Repeated his success until he grew bored with her. Eventually, everything she said, every facial expression, her reaction to everything he could say or do to her -- would be completely predictable to him//   

       This could easily enter the horror genre.
Voice, Jul 02 2015
  


 

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