How to Write Groundhog Day
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Did screenwriter Danny Rubin know what he was doing when he invented Groundhog Day? Or was he merely “the luckiest blind centerfielder ever to catch a fly ball out of the sun.”? In How to Write Groundhog Day the popular Harvard lecturer takes you on an entertaining tour of his most famous screenplay, revealing the creative impulses and Hollywood pressures that together forged one of the most delightful and profoundly affecting comedies of all time.
From Pre-Hog through Hog to Post-Hog, How To Write Groundhog Day is the only book to give you the Whole Hog.
Love the movie, loved the book!
This was my first ebook, and I was unsure how it would be to read, with little to compare it to. But fears went away once I opened it up and began to play. The book is a perfectly designed for nonlinear reading -- using hyperlinks to pop here and there to enjoy tidbits and footnotes (is that the right word?) throughout. Of course the author is an engaging and funny guy, the movie is a classic, and reading the original story is almost like seeing a sequel to a movie you know well -- all voices and images of the characters from the film, but often in new or different scenes. Anyway, lots of fun. Great for movie fans. An easy read!
Great for fans, writers, humans
I completely enjoyed this book. If you like to "go deep" on favorite movies--and I hope "Groundhog Day is one of your favorites--this provides a wealth of information and insight.
As the original writer of the screenplay, the author tells the story of the project's evolution, lets us read the draft which sold, then shows how and why it changed and evolved on its way to becoming a classic. He is humble in acknowledging the contributions of Harold Ramis and Bill Murray. He also shares insights into the business and craft of screenwriting. Clean prose and a good sense of humor make it a pleasure.