January Script Reading & Analysis: “Groundhog Day”

January 6th, 2013 by

The GITS Script Reading & Analysis script for January is the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, screenplay by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis, story by Danny Rubin.

The movie won the BAFTA Film Award for best original screenplay.

You may download a copy of the script here.

Our schedule for discussion:

Monday, January 28: General comments
Tuesday, January 29: Structure
Wednesday, January 30: Characters
Thursday, January 31: Themes
Friday, February 1: Dialogue

Here is the original movie trailer:

This will be the 26th script in this series and each month in 2013, I’m going to pick a movie script for me to read and analyze, using the concepts in my character based approach to screenwriting. Of course, I invite everyone to participate in the discussion.

If you source any video or written interviews or behind-the-scenes features about Groundhog Day, especially anything focusing on the script, please post in comments.

“How to Write ‘Groundhog Day'” by screenwriter Danny Rubin is an excellent book, both for fans of the movie and for anyone interested in the craft of screenwriting. You may learn more about the Kindle edition here.

Join me this month as we read and analyze the script for Groundhog Day.

2 thoughts on “January Script Reading & Analysis: “Groundhog Day”

  1. Shaula Evans says:

    I have really been looking forward to this! I am crazy busy right now, but I’ll do my best to carve out some time and participate.

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