Groundhog Day

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It’s Groundhog Day … again! Why TV can’t get enough of time-loops
Bill Murray’s movie wrote the playbook, but TV is playing catchup with a rich haul of time-loop shows from Life After Life to The Time Traveler’s Wife and now The Lazarus Project. So why do the writers curse themselves every day?

Michael Hogan

16, Jun, 2022 @11:47 AM

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The Guardian view on time-loop fiction: when the past is imperfect | Editorial
Editorial: It’s no coincidence that novels, romcoms and video games are all embracing the idea that history can be replayed

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07, Jun, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Eternal death and Adolf Hitler: an ode to Life After Life, the year’s most underrated TV show
The BBC’s thoughtful, beautifully told drama about continual rebirth isn’t always easy viewing, but it’s a complex, clever paean to human potential

Hollie Richardson

10, May, 2022 @8:57 PM

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Once more with feeling: why time loop stories keep coming back
From Groundhog Day to Russian Doll, fiction in which characters replay their lives have great appeal – especially now, when a slew of time-travel novels are set to be released

Gillian McAllister

10, May, 2022 @1:58 PM

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Palm Springs review – Groundhog Day with wedding bells on
This sharp time-loop romcom juggles fun and fatalism and resonates powerfully in the age of lockdown

Wendy Ide

10, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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'The world is in a state of turmoil': why time-loop movies resonate in 2020
From the repetitiveness of lockdown to the grim familiarity of George Floyd’s death, this summer has added dark layers to one of film’s favourite formats

David Renshaw

16, Jul, 2020 @8:53 AM

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Over and over: why is Hollywood still obsessed with Groundhog Day?
In Netflix comedy Russian Doll and horror sequel Happy Death Day 2U, the tried and tested time loop narrative continues to repeat itself

Zach Vasquez

13, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Emeritus professors going off at a tangent | Brief letters
Brief letters: David Edgar as Toad of Toad Hall | Time-loop tales | The Blockheads | Professorial absence | Remembering trigonometry

Letters

26, Feb, 2018 @6:22 PM

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Copyright law failed me in Groundhog Day case | Letters
Letters: The heartbreak is not that I didn’t get money but that I didn’t get credit after the 1993 film used the same idea as my 1981 novel One Fine Day, writes Leon Arden

Letters

25, Feb, 2018 @5:48 PM

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Plus ça change: why it's clear that we're living in Groundhog Day
Today is Groundhog Day, and next week is the 25th anniversary of the immortal Bill Murray romantic classic. Perhaps that’s why everything seems the same as it did yesterday

Stuart Heritage

02, Feb, 2018 @1:16 PM

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Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day – again
The star of the 1993 classic movie went to see the Broadway musical version on Tuesday and then returned Wednesday for another show

Stephanie Convery

10, Aug, 2017 @5:22 AM

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child breaks Olivier nominations record
Show’s 11 nominations including best actor are most for a new play, while Groundhog Day dominates musical categories

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

06, Mar, 2017 @6:46 PM

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