Tuesday, 15 February 2011
How many days does Bill Murray's character spend trapped in a time loop in 'Groundhog Day'?
The film never gives us a final tally.
Director Harold Ramis once stated that it must have been around 10 years, but he later amended that by saying 10 years was far too short. So what's the real answer?
Enter film writer Simon Gallagher's thorough examination of all of the evidence presented in Ramis' film:
How long it would take to learn to throw playing cards...
How long it would take to become a master ice sculptor/jazz pianist...
How long it would take to watch a movie 100 times, and so on, and so on...
And after all that, what's the final count?
A whopping 12,403 repeated days.
Just shy of some 34 years stuck in timeless, existential limbo.
So, if you want to... click here to see just how much energy Gallagher put into discerning that number.