History Headscratchers / GroundhogDay

12th Jan '17 3:02:21 PM benda
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** I've read ''The Jaunt'', and the amount of time elapsed as well as the amount of available courses of action (as opposed to contemplation) in both cases are simply incomparable. Plus, recall ''It pretty much sums it all up for me'' line.

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** I've read ''The Jaunt'', and the amount of time elapsed as well as the amount of available courses of action (as opposed to contemplation) in both cases are simply incomparable. Plus, recall ''It pretty much "That about sums it all up for me'' line.me" line - some people spend their whole life in a somewhat similar kind of situation.






12th Jan '17 2:48:54 PM benda
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*** But didn't they have to bring the filmed material back to TV station? My guess is he told them that he had had the word of the mouth that the roads are already blocked because of the blizzard. I don't think it's a big enough misdeed to block his breaking out of the loop.

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*** But didn't they have to bring the filmed material back to TV station? My guess is he told them that he had had the word of the mouth that the roads are were already blocked because of the blizzard. I don't think it's a big enough misdeed to block his breaking out of the loop.
12th Jan '17 2:48:01 PM benda
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*** But didn't they have to bring the filmed material back to TV station?

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*** But didn't they have to bring the filmed material back to TV station?station? My guess is he told them that he had had the word of the mouth that the roads are already blocked because of the blizzard. I don't think it's a big enough misdeed to block his breaking out of the loop.
12th Jan '17 2:45:07 PM benda
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*** But didn't they have to bring the filmed material back to TV station?
12th Jan '17 2:41:20 PM benda
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**** Well, he had an advantage of really knowing everything that's gonna happen on February 2. He ain't got any knowledge of February 3 or later days to back his allegations up. He can try the "I know everything about this person" trick, but remember that the ultimate argument that convinced Rita was his prescience of Larry coming in and uttering an exact phrase - prescience which has gone forever. And he'll hardly be able to say "I wouldn't have been able to do all of that on a single day" 'cause technically, that's precisely what he'd done. But in the end I don't think it's a big deal because Rita seems to be broad-minded and kind-hearted enough to love a nice and caring guy even if she thinks he's a bit of {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.




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*** But yes, she was. They explicitly call her "a new producer".
12th Jan '17 2:30:38 PM benda
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** I've read ''The Jaunt'', and the amount of time elapsed as well as the amount of available courses of action (as opposed to contemplation) in both cases are simply incomparable. Plus, recall ''It pretty much sums it all up for me'' line.
6th Nov '16 10:15:10 AM nombretomado
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** In the first draft it was a gypsy curse (why is probably explained in it, but probably pissing off a gypsy), the second, a scorned ex-girlfriend put the curse on him, both of which can only be broken by becoming a better person. It's possible one or the other is still the case in the final version. It's never explicitly stated that the entire universe is put on halt; perhaps Phil's loop is in a seperate universe, and his breaking of the loop brings him back to the regular universe.
** The same reason [[ItsAWonderfulLife George Bailey]] and [[AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]] were picked for angelic/ghostly intervention.

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** In the first draft it was a gypsy curse (why is probably explained in it, but probably pissing off a gypsy), the second, a scorned ex-girlfriend put the curse on him, both of which can only be broken by becoming a better person. It's possible one or the other is still the case in the final version. It's never explicitly stated that the entire universe is put on halt; perhaps Phil's loop is in a seperate separate universe, and his breaking of the loop brings him back to the regular universe.
** The same reason [[ItsAWonderfulLife [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife George Bailey]] and [[AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]] were picked for angelic/ghostly intervention.
25th Aug '16 6:17:15 AM MadSpy
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*** The police car is both behind Phil's car and is presumably not being driven by a man taking a wild and reckless gamble on the likelihood that he's going to wake up with the day reset to an earlier point where he's fine and dandy. It's likely that once the driver realised a train was heading towards him s/he either swerved off the tracks, hit reverse as quickly as he could until s/he reached a point where that was possible or just hit the breaks and leapt out of the car as quickly as possible. Either way, the inhabitants of the police car are likely to be okay.

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*** The police car is both behind Phil's car and is presumably not being driven by a man taking a wild and reckless gamble on the likelihood that he's going to wake up with the day reset to an earlier point where he's fine and dandy. It's likely that once the driver realised a train was heading towards him s/he either swerved off the tracks, hit reverse as quickly as he could until s/he reached a point where that was possible or just hit the breaks brakes and leapt out of the car as quickly as possible. Either way, the inhabitants of the police car are likely to be okay.
30th Jul '16 6:52:53 PM SenseiLeRoof
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** Two days? I don't recall Rita being a new hire at the TV station.
12th Jul '16 2:42:12 AM FallenDelf
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*** Phil never actually claims to know about the afterlife, just that he's killed himself numerous times. As for God, it'd be quite interesting if he did meet Him, yet later, had the galls to declare himself one implying he's unsure if he might actually be THE God (but you never know with a Bill Murray character's delivery).
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