Groundhog Day The Movie, Buddhism and Me
Groundhog Day Links and Metalinks
You can check out Groundhog Day at IMDB. IMDB also has a Groundhog Day links table which includes this site. Note that the American Film Institute ranks Groundhog Day No. 34 out of the top 100 movie comedies of all time.
Groundhog Day and Buddhism
There are numerous articles on the web about the connection between the film and the religion. I have tried to help sort them out.
The most comprehensive treatment of this subject still available on line is one I found via About.com's Buddhism page:
This one is also somewhat interesting:
This is a moderately well-done analysis by Sanja Blackburn (now only available from the Internet Archive)
This is another moderately well-done analysis by Annalisa & Giampiero Cara (also available only in archive form)
This page is nice enough to point at my essay, as well as several others, which deal with the Buddhist aspects of the film:
While these links are not specifically about just Groundhog Day, both mention the film, along with other films and media depictions of Buddhist themes. Gary G. Gach passed along these links.
And Mauro Sanchez' inimitable Dharmawood. Here's an amusing Groundhog Day FAQ.
This is the San Francisco Chronicle article that sent me to the Zen Center showing of the film; I have excerpted a quote from Michael Wenger, who introduced Reb Anderson.
Buddhism beyond Tibet
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Other material. This is a chronological "blog" of new Groundhog Day material as it accumulates; much of it once resided on the home page, but that page had become too large.
Groundhog Day essay in Stephen Simon's book, The Force Is With You: Mystical Movie Messages That Inspire Our Lives
Groundhog Day essay by Mario Sesti in the Museum of Modern Art catalog for, The Hidden God: Film and Faith
Groundhog Day by Ryan Gilbey, published by the British Film Institute and the University of California Press.
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