I’m sure you all remember the great American comedy “Groundhog Day”, which is loved by audiences for its fantastic plot, good end and, of course, the magnificent performance of the actors. It was about this film and how it was created, will be discussed later. During the shooting of the film, Bill Murray was bitten twice marmot. And he was forced to undergo medical course of several injections.
The song «I Got You Babe», under which Phil wakes up every morning – a popular hit in 1965 by the duo “Sonny and Cher”.
The idea for this story came up with screenwriter from observation of men who can not grow their adolescence and are unable to choose their own path in life. And that really need several lifetimes to implement all his childhood dreams.
Another option – a story adapted from the book by Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Gay Science”.
In the original script, Phil stuck in time with the first stage (cursed his ex-girlfriend, which he threw on the eve). And the hero was forced to spend in the ill-fated day of 10 000 years.
The film shows the 38 days spent in the ill-fated town of Phil. According to the director, his character spends in one and the same day about 8 years. But fans of the movie have calculated that to master professions that has mastered a hero can be thirty years.
The director had planned on a starring role in Tom Hanks. But later realized that Hanks for this image too sweet and kind. Also considered candidates Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and John Travolta. A female lead could fulfill singer and actress Tori Amos.
Bill – Murray is not the only one, which can be seen in the film. One of the bit parts played by his brother – Brian Doyle-Murray.
Directed by Harold Ramis retake the final scene (where the characters Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell wake up in the morning in bed) 25 times !!! I could not find the right image and intonation. In the end, I decided to leave the scene in the film where the characters are dressed in the morning in bed …
Groundhog Day is celebrated in the small town Panksutoni (Pennsylvania). After the film the influx of tourists to this town on the celebration has increased several times.
Ice sculptures made self-taught artist from Panksutoni. He really creates his masterpieces from ice and wood favorite instrument – a chainsaw.
At the site of the famous film of the puddle a memorial plaque.