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A Fan Asked Bill Murray For An Autograph. Instead Bill Gave Him This.
May 25, 2012 2:49 PM   Subscribe

A fan asked Bill Murray for an autograph. Instead Bill gave him this. [via]
posted by feelinglistless (33 comments total) 58 users marked this as a favorite

 
Love Bill.
posted by Trochanter at 2:58 PM on May 25, 2012


Bill Fucking Murray
posted by growabrain at 3:02 PM on May 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


The best part? Bill insisted on doing the slomo on set, not in post.

Hmm.

The frames look a bit choppy, much like video that has been slowed down. Also, check the hair flip at around 0:30; that hair is moving way too slow.

Still super cool, but at least a tiny bit baloneous.

(Also, be sure to check out Bill's new movie Moonrise Kingdom, now playing in select theatres.)
posted by Sys Rq at 3:02 PM on May 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


And with that video, another piece of my heart goes over to BM.
posted by dazed_one at 3:05 PM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bill Murray is all kinds of awesome.
posted by mcstayinskool at 3:09 PM on May 25, 2012 [9 favorites]


And then he whispered "You know, no one's ever going to believe you."
posted by mhum at 3:09 PM on May 25, 2012 [41 favorites]


God DAMN it, mhum, I knew I should've posted before watching!
posted by Guy Smiley at 3:13 PM on May 25, 2012


If only other world leaders used their powers for such good.
posted by OHenryPacey at 3:14 PM on May 25, 2012 [5 favorites]


The version of the "no one will believe you" that I heard "happened" to a friend of a friend back in film school, and also involved noogies. I personally like to think that he actually does that from time to time and the different stories all add up together to ensure that, indeed, no one believes them.
posted by Navelgazer at 3:14 PM on May 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


In three hundred years Bill Murray will have morphed into a folkloric trickster character that crashes weddings and hugs people.
posted by The Whelk at 3:16 PM on May 25, 2012 [100 favorites]


Can I tell a story that isn't about Bill Murray in this thread? No?
posted by Night_owl at 3:20 PM on May 25, 2012


He was pretty funny the other day taking photographs of all the photographers at Cannes with a little Minox camera.
posted by caddis at 3:21 PM on May 25, 2012


I've got to admit I run hot and cold on Bill Murray, but comparing how much cooler and just *there* he looks compared to the can't-hide-the-smile starstruckness of the kids around him puts him back in my good books.
posted by Drexen at 3:22 PM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


OHenryPacey: "If only other world leaders used their powers for such good."

Sure they have - at least one child has touched Obama's head. (Okay, at least three children Sasha and Malia must have had a shot at some point.)
posted by m@f at 3:24 PM on May 25, 2012


m@f: I got to do a West Wing tour a few weeks back and they definitely had that photo blown up and featured prominently.
posted by Navelgazer at 3:31 PM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bill Murray is no longer human.

He has transcended us and has become some kind of trickster god.

Raven, Loki, Māui ... and Bill Murray.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:44 PM on May 25, 2012 [8 favorites]


Bill Murray, God of Cool.
posted by dbiedny at 4:00 PM on May 25, 2012


Bill, we're barbecuing tomorrow night in Bed Stuy. There will be ice cream. MeFiMail me if you need directions.
posted by brina at 4:06 PM on May 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


YouTube version for those of us on Android/mobile?
posted by hincandenza at 4:12 PM on May 25, 2012


man, sometimes you just wanted something you could stick up on your wall, or in your scrapbook, know what I mean?
posted by jacalata at 4:22 PM on May 25, 2012


That don't sound too good, Bill Murray...
posted by the painkiller at 4:24 PM on May 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


BM? More like MB, total Bad Boys 2 knock off.

That beardy ginger guy has a bit of nerve, cutting across Murray at the end of the shot.
posted by biffa at 4:28 PM on May 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yes, but that beardy ginger guy earned the right to do that with the excellent hair toss at 0:31.
posted by Dr. Zira at 4:34 PM on May 25, 2012


Sadly, that was the best movie I've seen this year.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 5:24 PM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love this so much, all I can say is,

Should...have...sent...a....poet.
posted by ssmug at 5:30 PM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


The frames look a bit choppy, much like video that has been slowed down. Also, check the hair flip at around 0:30; that hair is moving way too slow.

I dunno. Looks to me like it was maybe shot at 60p and slowed down to 24p. That would be a poor man's slo-mo shot, but still legit IMO.
posted by Joey Bagels at 8:17 PM on May 25, 2012


And then there is /this
posted by momochan at 8:28 PM on May 25, 2012 [5 favorites]


But can he drink tea in slo-mo?
posted by arcticseal at 11:20 PM on May 25, 2012


I should have grown up far past the point of thinking this guy can do no wrong, but I just can't get there. From the layers of fighting plaid he wore at Cannes this year, to getting pulled over in a golf cart in Sweden, to washing up dishes at a student house party at St Andrews, to pulling shots with rappers in New Orleans. Zen master comic who has the absurdity and depth the French used to credit Jerry Lewis with.

It started for me when he filled in for Harry Carey and called an absurd ball game at Wrigley.


posted by C.A.S. at 12:36 AM on May 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


The bigger unanswered question is this: How did Bill Murray get it all so right while Chevy Chase went so wrong?

And which SNL cast member is their "Even Steven" in Seinfeldian terms?
posted by 1f2frfbf at 7:08 AM on May 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Late to the thread, but I thought an excerpt about the making of the Royal Tannebaums and how Murray supported the director, Wes Anderson, from Gene Hackman.
posted by jadepearl at 8:21 AM on May 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


What's the song in that?
posted by ctmf at 11:55 AM on May 26, 2012


Nevermind, sorry. It's in the comments, which I reflexively don't read on the internet anymore.
posted by ctmf at 11:56 AM on May 26, 2012


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