ByÂ this point, there are already many eloquent obituaries that have been written aboutÂ the recently deceased and truly gifted director/writer/actor Harold RamisÂ – soÂ here, my hope is simply to offer a brief tribute in the way I’d imagineÂ he’d most like to have been remembered:Â namely, through his work itself.
Obviously,Â it’s not easy to chooseÂ selections when you’re talking about the creator ofÂ Animal House, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Stripes (to cite just aÂ handful of titles). There’s literally just too much goodness. But… with that acknowledged, first a few worthy biographical links and thenÂ someÂ classic clips below.
This is a man who will truly be missed.
- Reflections from Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and others . . .
- The New York TimesÂ . . .
- The LA Times . . .
- Variety . . .