Monday, February 24, 2014

Crossing the Streams

Dr Ray Stantz: You know, it just occurred to me that we really haven't had a successful test of this equipment.
Dr. Egon Spengler: I blame myself.

He was the inventive, introverted genius Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters. When down on his luck best friend John enlisted in the Stripes Army, Russell Ziskey goes in with him. He was the writing genius behind those movies...and Caddyshack, Analyze This and a host of others. A generation of young men and women grew into adulthood - or at least were old enough to claim it - uttering the unforgettable lines that began in Harold Ramis's mind.

A formidable writer passed away today, a giant in an era that celebrated men as we probably really are - distracted, a little immature, obsessed with the tactile physical "positioning" of relationships. 

Thank you, Mr. Ramis. The movie dialogue you wrote still makes me smile.

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