Friday, July 1

The Philosophy of Bill Murray: The Intellectual Foundations of His Comedic Persona

"'Bill Murray is a national, no, an international, no an intergalactic treasure,' said Jim Jarmusch, who directed him in Coffee and Cigarettes and Broken Flowers, when the actor won this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. But what, exactly, do we find so compelling about the guy? I launched into my own quest to find out after seeing his performance in Rushmore (regarded by most Murray scholars as a revelation of depth at which he’d only hinted between wisecracks before), watching every movie he ever appeared in. Similarly rigorous research must have gone into this new video on the philosophy of Bill Murray. ..."
Open Culture (Video)

2013 November: Rushmore - Wes Anderson (1998), 2015 April: Bill Murray: five best moments, 2015 December: Broken Flowers - Jim Jarmusch (2005).