It’s been 20 years since actor Bill Murray woke up to Sonny and Cher’s "I Got You Babe" in the movie Groundhog Day. Each year, the town of Woodstock, Ill. — where the movie was filmed — relives the experience.
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Stephen Tobolowsky on the making of ‘Groundhog Day’
Movies that play with the future - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Groundhog Day was billed as a screwball romantic comedy when it was first released in 1993. Twenty years on, it’s now being described as a ‘profound work of metaphysics’. To us, it’s a film with an interesting cut on the future. Groundhog Day’s screenwriter Danny Rubin is among our guests as we look at a clutch of films that deal with futuristic themes in surprising, and sometimes unexpected, ways.
Danny Rubin, Screenwriter of ‘Groundhog Day’ and Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Screenwriting at Harvard University.
Mike Jones, Screenwriter, novelist, creative developer & producer. Lecturer in Screen Studies, Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Lauren Rosewarne, Writer, commentator and Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Richard Watson, Futurist and co-author of ‘Future Vision: scenarios for the world in 2040’.
Danny Rubin’s website (http://www.dannyrubin.com/)
Mike Jones’s website (http://www.mikejones.tv/)
Lauren Rosewarne’s website (http://www.laurenrosewarne.com/)
Richard Watson’s website (http://www.nowandnext.com/?action=misc&subaction=who_is)
Atlantic Magazine article on Groundhog Day (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/03/reliving-groundhog-day/309223/)
Guardian article on Groundhog Day (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/feb/07/groundhog-day-perfect-comedy-for-ever)
Wikipedia entry on ‘Another Earth’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Earth)
Wikipedia entry on ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Sunshine_of_the_Spotless_Mind)
Wikipedia entry on ‘Dr Strangelove’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove)
Golden Globes, The Book of Eli, The Road, Exam, Nine, Sherlock Holmes, and ways an agent could annoy Colin Salmon all come up for discussion from Jon, Paul and Jen this episode, plus In This Week In Movie History, your emails and tweets, and Desert Island Flicks looks at the best post-apocalyptic movies of all time.