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  • Harold Ramis and living the 'yes, and' life

    Harold Ramis and living the 'yes, and' life
    Harold Ramis, the actor-writer-director who died last Monday, was greatly beloved. The extraordinarily voluminous outpouring of attention and affection—which extended all the way up to the "Caddyshack" fan who occupies the White House—was...
  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel's' Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan Celebrate Wes Anderson's 'Best Work'

    "I think this is the best work you've ever done," Bill Murray told Wes Anderson just before Wednesday's North American premiere of helmer's eighth feature, "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Murray, who plays M. Ivan in pic, was on stage at Alice Tully Hall...
  • Harold Ramis taught us valuable lessons

    Harold Ramis taught us valuable lessons
    While I wrote a column on privatization not long ago, it was inevitable a voice would echo in my head, although it went unquoted in the finished piece. The voice belonged to Dan Aykroyd. The words were credited to him and Harold Ramis. The subject was...
  • President Obama makes 'Caddyshack' joke in tribute to Harold Ramis

    President Obama makes 'Caddyshack' joke in tribute to Harold Ramis
    A day after Harold Ramis’ death, President Barack Obama not only paid tribute to the Chicago-native writer-director, but he ended with a “Caddyshack” reference. In a statement issued Tuesday morning, the president wrote: “...
  • Harold Ramis: 7 life lessons from a comic genius

    Harold Ramis: 7 life lessons from a comic genius
    The news that Harold Ramis died Monday at the age of 69 sent many of us scrambling for our web browsers, briefly keeping sadness at bay by remembering a filmmaker, writer and actor who made us laugh -- and then laugh again and again. What we found was...
  • Harold Ramis: How 'Groundhog Day' is like the Torah

    Harold Ramis: How 'Groundhog Day' is like the Torah
    Harold Ramis, who died Monday at age 69, was responsible for some of the most profound comedies to emerge in the 20th century. So profound that they might actually be like … the Torah? In this video from several years ago — you can watch it...
  • Harold Ramis' film legacy

    Harold Ramis' film legacy
    As a writer and/or director (and sometime actor), Harold Ramis is responsible for some of the most popular, enduring comedy hits of the past four decades, including four movies that rank among the American Film Institute's "100 Years...100 Laughs" best-...
  • John Landis on Harold Ramis: He Was Very Angry Not to Be Cast in 'Animal House'

    Director John Landis first met writer-director-actor Harold Ramis in New York in the mid-1970s when he was tasked with overseeing a rewrite of what would become "Animal House." "Harold was an old-fashioned gag writer who could always come up with a joke,"...
  • 'Caddyshack' right on course as a low-budget laugher

    Originally published in the Chicago Tribune July 29, 1980 This latest "Son of Animal House" is set on a country club golf course. But the setting makes no difference; it's the proper mix of dirty jokes, slapstick, and juvenile humor that writer-director...
  • Bill Murray's sharp comic touch saves 'Stripes' from a serious case of silliness

    The review was originally publushed in the Chicago Tribune June 30, 1981. Stripes is a male version of "Private Benjamin" with one critical difference. Whereas Goldie Hawn was ignorant about "the ways of the Army" in "Private Benjamin," Private Bill...
  • Warm and Fuzzy 'Groundhog': Forecast for Bill Murray vehicle is cool and classic

    Originally published in the Chicago Tribune Feb. 12, 1993 The art of the movies is sometimes a matter of personal expression, sometimes a matter of matching the perfect vehicle to a particular star. The latter is the case with "Groundhog Day," a...
  • Bill Murray busts loose with ghosts

      Originally published in the Chicago Tribune June 8, 1984 "Ghostbusters" is the movie that confirms Bill Murray as one of our funniest comic actors. He's funny doing absolutely nothing in this overblown, special-effects-filled, $25 million comedy...