Lansing’s Favorite Harold Ramis Flicks: A Group Therapy Session
Harold Ramis passed away today at the age of 69; the result of complications related to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a condition he had been battling for years.
So, I turned to my pals on Facebook for some group therapy.
We talked our favorite Harold Ramis movies & roles and some, like me, even shared sentiments. ...with emoticons. Sad...faced...teary-eyed...emoti --- *breaks down*
Ramis had plenty of fantastic roles, both on screen and off, but the group narrowed down its' favorites to two; "Stripes" and "Ghostbusters." In Stripes, Ramis played the character of Russell Ziskey and in Ghostbusters I and II, the role of Dr. Egon Spengler. Ramis wrote all three films as well.
Gary from Jackson shared:
"I joined the Army not long after ["Stripes"] came out, which was filmed at Ft. Knox KY. Knowing I marched on the same parade ground as that group was the ONLY thing I enjoyed about Basic!!"
For myself, though I am a huge fan of Ghostbusters, I think I have to go with Erin from Mason in choosing "Groundhog Day," for which Ramis wrote the screenplay. Just a genius movie.
I think Kate in Lansing summed it up best when she asked:
"NOW who we gonna call??"
RIP Harold Ramis 1944-2014