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Classicalite's Five Best: Musical Moments in Harold Ramis Films

 

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And so a sad farewell to the inspired, hitherto undersung comedian, writer and director Harold Ramis.

69 is young these days.

Ramis, almost a sub-genre unto himself with hits such as Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Caddyshack to his name, would surely have had some more beautifully judged turns in him in one or other of his various incarnations.

True, we don't know how much of a fan he was of classical music.

But we're betting he liked it, given that it tended to turn up in his movies.

Just as a strange, rather random tribute, here are Classicalite's Five Best...Musical Moments in Harold Ramis Films.

Groundhog Day 

Bill Murray's time-warp-trapped TV weatherman, puts his years reliving one day to pianistic use, learning to play a souped-up version of Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. Andie MacDowell seems convinced. And that's actually Murray playing, by the way.

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