Groundhog Day

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ The Occasion Movie¶s Achievement Story Summer The Plot Final Word

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Grossing $70.9M in North America Ranking 13th among films in 1993 Awards British Comedy Awards 1993 Saturn Award for Best Actress (Film) 2000: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs #34 2008: AFI's 10 Top 10 #8 Fantasy


‡ Self-centered TV meteorologist Phil Connors ‡ new producer Rita ‡ Cameraman Larry ‡ Pittsburgh television station WPBH-TV9 ‡ travel to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day

‡ Phil and his team are forced to stay in town an extra day after the event. ‡ Phil wakes up to find that he is reliving February 2. ‡ The day plays out exactly as it did before, with no one else aware of the time loop, ‡ Only Phil is aware of past events.

‡ When Phil explains the situation to Rita, she suggests that he should take advantage of it to improve himself. ( French clip) ‡ Service to many, and knowing people. ‡ After the evening dance, Rita and Phil retire together to Phil's room. ‡ Phil wakes up the next morning and finds the time loop is broken; it is now February 3rd, and Rita is with him.

‡ According to Aristotle: Plot moves forward in accordance of necessity, probability, and inevitability. plot is a life but with all life¶s contradictions purged out of it.
Freytag's pyramid:

‡ Cause & effect ‡ Stable, meaningful laws of probability determine the action. ‡ Sense of inevitability, of a higher control of fate, it is felt. The Plot is self-discovery.

Characters¶ Features
‡ Consistancy: He is funny. ‡ Hamartia: Hedonism; Many argue it is his love for himself; but one argues that what lead to his self-discovery. ‡ Peripteaia (reversal): His joy has been spoiled when he got bored! ‡ Anagnorisis (recognition): Inspiration to self-imporvement. ‡ Alluding! > Cathersis

Final Word
‡ A question: If you lived the same day all your life, every time you wake up you realise it is the same day, what would you do?