Tag Archives: Bill Murray
“Well, maybe the real God uses tricks, you know? Maybe he’s not omnipotent. He’s just been around so long he knows everything.”
If you haven’t seen Groundhog Day, now is an excellent time. It’s a legitimate American classic and your education is not complete without it.
2012. PG-13. 94 minutes.
“I love you, but you have no idea what you’re talking about.”
To love Wes Anderson or not to love Wes Anderson? That is the question.
The director has now produced seven films. Some say his films are too precious and don’t have a soul; that they are TOO quirky and too stylized; that Wes Anderson films are all the same. But others love the quirkiness and laugh uproariously at the dry humor. They enjoy the gorgeousness of the filming, the extreme attention to detail. If you are the latter, you will love Moonrise Kingdom. It is, in my opinion, definitely one of the best films Anderson has done, and I’ll tell you why.
It’s been coming for a long time. I’m surprised I lasted this long. Bill Murray is the cheese on my nachos. He’s the whipped cream on your hot chocolate. Bill Murray just makes everything better. He has become a beloved figure in American comedy, and has essentially earned himself legal rights to do anything he wants now.
You see him, you smile. That’s just about all there is to it. Bill blew up in the 1980s with roles in films like like Meatballs, Caddy Shack, Stripes, Scrooged and Ghostbusters shooting him to the A-list. It was after this period that people realized, if this guy didn’t die young (which he didn’t) that he was going to be making them laugh for a long, long time. Twenty-five years later, he’s still delivering and he’s basically never faltered.
“For relaxing times, make it Suntory time…”
If you aren’t familiar with my concept of “The Three Bills” then maybe go skim through this other post really quick to get acquainted with the notion. Lost in Translation is the pinnacle of rock-star level older “I can do whatever I want now” Bill Murray. I believe it to be one of his very best roles, if not in fact his very best.
“ Enjoy my jacket, which you stole from me.”
What About Bob?
I think I’ll talk about Bill Murray as much, if not more, then the movie itself.
Quote: Leo, I see salt and pepper… is there a salt substitute?
Bill Murray moves right up the list of my favorite comedians more and more every year. The guy just knows his business. Constantly he can just say and do whatever the role requires. This will not be the last Bill Murray film to make its way onto The Big Brown Chair. One of my favorite performances by Richard Dreyfuss in history as well (but not my very favorite). These guys work so well together, its a wonder they didn’t do a couple more movies with one another.