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Old 19-11-2012, 10:15
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Mine are 1.Groundhog Day
2.Lost In Translation
3.4-way tie between The Man Who Knew Too Little,What About Bob?,Quick Change and Larger Than Life
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Old 19-11-2012, 10:34
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Ghostbusters
Groundhog Day
Scrooged
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Old 19-11-2012, 17:14
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Groundhog Day - wonderful, wonderful movie. Deserved an oscar.
GhostBusters - he's the reason this film works
Scrooged - Admittedly the second half is weak in comparison to the first, but still good
Lost In Translation - Should have got an oscar. Again.

I've seen most of his stuff with Wes Anderson and am not that keen on the films (nothing wrong with his performances). Not keen on Broken Flowers or Stripes or some of his mediocre 90's stuff (The Man Who Knew Too Little for one).

Plus his cameo in
Spoiler
is my favourite cameo bar none.
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Old 19-11-2012, 17:26
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yeah i like him too. apparently he selects his parts "very carefully" and only takes a role when he believes he can do it justice.

....waiting for Hyde Park. apparently he was the only actor considered for playing FDR ......

groundhog day has got to be a tour de force. very clever movie really about the filmmaking process .....
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Old 19-11-2012, 18:44
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Groundhog Day
Lost in Translation
Scrooged
Kingpin
Ghostbusters
Cameo in Get Smart
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Old 19-11-2012, 19:11
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Wild Things (cameo)
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Old 19-11-2012, 19:19
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I liked him in "The life aquatic with Steve Zissou".
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Old 19-11-2012, 19:24
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The best cameo in Get Smart is from Bernie Kopell who played Siegfried in the original tv show
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Old 19-11-2012, 19:25
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Ghostbusters
Groundhog Day
Caddyshack
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Old 19-11-2012, 19:51
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Loved Bill Murray since I was a kid, with Ghostbusters and Scrooged etc. But I have to say my absolute favourite film of his is Lost in Translation. I can't even put it into words just why, but I adore it.
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Old 19-11-2012, 20:56
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K-9 definitely.
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Old 19-11-2012, 21:10
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Groundhog day.
Scrooged, dunno why because I hate that song at the end, but I have to watch it every crimbo season.
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Old 19-11-2012, 21:47
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Loved Bill Murray since I was a kid, with Ghostbusters and Scrooged etc. But I have to say my absolute favourite film of his is Lost in Translation. I can't even put it into words just why, but I adore it.
Lost In Translation is such a weird film. I've found a lot of people who love it but can't explain why. It's a film where pretty much nothing happens, but it's just a really good film!
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Old 19-11-2012, 21:48
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He isn't in K-9
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Old 19-11-2012, 21:52
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Scrooged, Ghostbusters 1 & 2
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Old 19-11-2012, 21:58
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Bill fu**ing Murray!!

I adored his performance in Ed Wood. Sadly no one as mentioned it yet. Also loved him in The Royal Tenebaums.

But Groundhog Day was the best he's done in my opinion. Closely followed by Ed Wood.
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Old 19-11-2012, 22:46
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Groundhog Day - the best he's done IMO
Ghostbusters
Lost in Translation
Stripes was quite funny as well
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Old 20-11-2012, 06:18
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Groundhog Day
What about Bob
Kingpin
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Old 20-11-2012, 06:52
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Old 20-11-2012, 07:31
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Groundhog Day - the best he's done IMO
Ghostbusters
Lost in Translation
Stripes was quite funny as well
I forgot about Stripes, great film.
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Old 20-11-2012, 07:54
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But I have to say my absolute favourite film of his is Lost in Translation. I can't even put it into words just why, but I adore it.
I disliked that film because I didn't appreciate how much and constant it enforces Japanese stereotypes. Examples: Bill Murray in a lift where he's at least five inches taller than all men in the lift. Ha ha ha(!) A crazy woman in a cosplay outfit? Ha ha ha(!) A nutty ad director who doesn't speak English? Ha ha ha(!) Oh, look at those who cannot pronounce 'l' and 'r' right. Ha ha ha(!) Aw look, so passive and submissive. Ha ha ha(!) It goes on and on and on and bleeding on.

I do realise it's all through the Americans' eyes, but when the prejudice is so constant and full on, it becomes a film that unwittingly worships UATs (Ugly American Tourists). I felt this keenly because I really wanted to like the film as I enjoyed Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. I was relieved when I learnt that my family and friends hated the film for being so stereotype-ridden. It doesn't help that most of us understand both languages, so we don't get the "feeling lost in an unfamiliar country" thing. OK, I don't agree with some who considered it a racist film, even though it seems like it is, but I think it's more accurate to say it's a film that relishes in its self-centreness and prejudices.
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Old 20-11-2012, 10:40
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Yes he is, he plays the main character!

(Well, not the dog, the detective)
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Old 20-11-2012, 10:49
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James Belushi is in K-9, not Bill Murray?
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Old 20-11-2012, 10:54
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I like Scrogged best.

Followed by:
Ghostbusters
Caddyshack
Ed Wood
What About Bob?
Groundhog day
The Royal Tenenbaums

(Hated Lost in Translation.)
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Old 20-11-2012, 11:46
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Yes he is, he plays the main character!

(Well, not the dog, the detective)
No, that's James Belushi.


My fave BM films have to be Scrooged, Lost in Translation, Ghostbusters, The Royal Tenenbaums and Little Shop of Horrors
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