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Re: one final thought

Oct 27, 1996 05:17 AM
by Ann E. Bermingham

> From: Bart Lidofsky <>
> 	It's a lot easier for most people to watch a popular (i.e. mass market)
> movie and discuss it than for them to read some difficult, obfuscatory,
> disorganized, formally worded 19th century tome and discuss that.

That paragraphy says mouthfuls about the need for modernization.

> . . . many movies do have strong Theosophical implications. To take one
> in point, let's take a look at GROUNDHOG DAY. The following reveals
> information about the ending of the movie, so if you don't want it
> spoiled, don't read it.
> 	GROUNDHOG DAY can be viewed as a light, romantic, comedy. Yet, it also
> has strong Theosophical implications. It symbolizes the cycle of life,
> death, and rebirth, and shows evolution through the cycles.

The local Chicago magazine did an interview with Harold Ramis, who was
responsible for the
story and production of the fillm.  He said that after it was released he
got letters from Buddhists
telling that it was the most buddhistic film they'd ever seen.  Then he got
letters from New
Agers who thought it was written for them.  And so on.  Harold had to admit
that he'd not
written the film with any particular group or spiritual path in mind.  It
had just seemed like
an interesting idea to him.

-Ann E. Bermingham

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