“Put your little hand in mine. There ain’t no hill or mountain we can’t climb …”
Admit it, just hearing the lyrics to “I’ve Got You Babe” in your head provoked the involuntary fear that you’re reliving in the same day over and over again.
That, of course, was the fate of cynical TV weatherman Phil Connors in “Groundhog Day,” the 1993 comedy classic starring Bill Murray and directed by Harold Ramis that forever turned the quaint holiday about a rodent predicting the weather into a shibboleth for being eternally fixed in the present moment. Connors remained stuck in time until he picked up a few life lessons and changed as a person for the better, which according to Ramis himself, took about 40 years of total time. Ouch.
Fortunately for viewers, the film doesn’t show nearly that many repeated days, but it still packs in an impressive 37 of them in.
And you can see for yourself thanks to the work of YouTuber Neil Fennell, who took it upon himself to edit each of the film’s repeating “days” into a single overlapping, simultaneous video. Using, yes, every single frame in the film. With, says Fennell on YouTube, “the exception of a few crossfades.”
Tomorrow being Feb. 2, a.k.a. the actual in-real-life Groundhog Day, why not prep for your inevitable viewing of “Groundhog Day” and watch the whole half-hour video for yourself above.
Later one, we’ll go gaslight Ned Ryerson together.
(Via Boing Boing)