3/06/2014

Somewhere on Dan Aykroyd's computer-- A tribute to Harold Ramis

Like the rest of the world I mourn the loss of Harold Ramis who passed away yesterday due to numerous health complications that started in 1999. Like everryone else my thoughts and p rayers go out to his family and friends. Being a writer takes a lot of talent, being an actor takes a lot more talent, combine the two you have a man that truly is an artist. Like singers who compose/ their own melodies, actors who write their own scripts have a personal perspective to the film no other actor or actress, no matter how great, can possess. From Caddyshack to Year One  and everything in between, Mr/ R/amis always kept millions of people laughing. The key of his writing was it always tetered on the edge of comedic greatness and comedic madness.  There are many examples of both but I  think we can all agree Ramis lived on that edge throughout his career and that made him truly a rare breed.Like his writing/acting partner, Dan Aykroyd, Ramis's  interviews mainly were straight shooting, nothing too whacky. Mor like a dry sense of humor portrayed in the movies he made
As a writer and someone who has lost numerous friends and mentors over the years, I feel I need to tip my hat to Dan  Aykroyd, who co-created  Ghostbusters with Mr. Ramis. It is the movie worlds worst kept secret Aykroyd and Ramis have been working on a third installment of the paranormal series for  years. Rumors have flown that Bill Murray wasn't happy with the script and the dynamic writing duo were trying to please him. kLast I heard before the great Egon passed, was Bill was slowly coming around. Now it's unknown wether it will ever happen. The script Aykroyd has been revising may never come to the silver screen which is a shame I feel. It makes  you wonder what  kind of gems are hidden? How would the special effects  look?
RIP Harold Ramis



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