Groundhog Day The Movie, Buddhism and Me
The French Stuff
A correspondent who found this page in 2003 asked me a question I never considered before; when Bill Murray starts spouting French to Andy McDowell in the restaurant, what is he saying?
On April 11, 2004, Screenwriter Danny Rubin was kind enough to supply the words and a translation (without vouching for the French spelling):
Here's the whole song.
A reader who found this page in early 2006 asked me what poem Andy McDowell recites to Bill Murray in the diner. I found it quickly at Fark.com, in the midst of a series of exchanges on the subject of Groundhog Day.
Sir Walter Scott:
"Connors cackles at her earnestness. You dont like poetry? she asks. I love poetry, he replies, I just thought that was Willard Scott," is the transcript at Fark, which matches my recollection of the scene and the joke.
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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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