Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Babe… I've got you babe

Random Note: I have realized that I have not been posting too much lately. Yes, I know that I have been busy, but I think the real problem is that I have been up to my eyeballs in ITIL. If you don't know what ITIL is… look it up.

The other day my wife and I caught a little bit of Groundhog Day and it got me thinking. There are a few movies that I have to watch over and over and try to determine the point at which the main character changes. In Casablanca I have to try and figure out when and if Rick falls in love again, and at what point he decides to do the right thing. The same holds true with Groundhog Day.

If you are unfamiliar with the story Phil Connors (not Phil the groundhog) is apparently doomed to repeat Groundhogs day over and over. Throughout the movie you are wondering how he is going to get to the next day and wonder what he needs to do in order to start the clock again. Is it when he helps the homeless man, is it when he decides to take piano lessons, or is it something else?

The movie itself was filmed in Woodstock which was a short 15 minutes from my home at the time. We had a person who was in our theater company who got cast as Chris Elliot's double, and it is always fun to watch the movie and know all of the locations. My wife and I both have our locals that we watch for— me with my "Tish watch" and her with her "Rio watch".

Besides the local flavor that appeals to my wife and I, we both enjoy the story which is not only funny— but has a good moral as well. If you have not watched this movie, may I recommend it to you.

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