Monday, February 24, 2014
Ghostbust In Peace: Harold Ramis
Dr. Egon Spengler himself, Harold Ramis, has died in his native Chicago at the age of 69 due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a disease that involves swelling of blood vessels. Working as a writer, director and actor since the 70's, Ramis wrote classics like Animal House and Meatballs before taking on directing duties for 1980's Stripes. That film helped launch Bill Murray into theatrical leading man status and the two would reunite on the Ghostbusters movies as well as Groundhog Day. Ramis would go on to work with talent like Michael Keaton, Brenden Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Billy Crystal, Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro and John Cusack as a director and actor in Multiplicity, As Good As It Gets, Bedazzled, The Ice Harvest and Analyze This. Groundhog Day is one of my favorite comedies from the 90's and I doubt there's too many kids my age who didn't see Ghostbusters as a child. A third installment has been in the works for some time with original members Dan Aykroyd and Ramis vying to recruit young blood into the series as well as woo the now notoriously picky Bill Murray back to the gang.
Laugh and Ghostbust In Peace, Mr. Ramis.
Hanging out, talking movies: