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The Peculiar Ascent of Bill Murray to Secular Saint

Over the last few years, Mitch Glazer, the screenwriter and producer, has watched with awe and bewilderment what has happened to Bill Murray. Glazer recently penned a Vanity Fair cover story on his friend, as well. "A Very Murray Christmas" premiers on Netflix on December 4th.
posted by Xavier Xavier on Dec 2, 2015 - 41 comments

Legend lets New Jersey man near her '61 Cadillac

Darlene Love's new music video features cameos from Joan Jett, Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, her 'Forbidden Nights' songwriter Elvis Costello, and her album's producer, Steven Van Zandt, who once called her "the greatest singer in the world." Van Zandt appears in the video being strangled by another Love collaborator and fan, Bruce Springsteen. [more inside]
posted by Gin and Broadband on Aug 26, 2015 - 6 comments

To be honest, he was going to be hanging out that summer anyway.

If you didn’t know better, you wouldn’t believe it all happened in the space of about five weeks in the summer of 1978. But it did happen. In those five weeks, Bill Murray played professional baseball and established himself as a bona fide movie star and the Grays Harbor Loggers – representing the twin cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam, Washington – posted the best winning percentage in America and won the Harbor’s only professional sports championship in living memory.
posted by Chrysostom on Feb 16, 2015 - 11 comments

How was Bill Murray Day for Bill Murray?

After Bill Murray showed up unannounced (as is his wont) for a Ghostbusters screening in Toronto yesterday, he hung around to answer the audience's questions about everything from how he spent Bill Murray Day and his friend director Harold Ramis to his advice on life and his personal philosophy. (previously)
posted by Doktor Zed on Sep 6, 2014 - 26 comments

The origins of that stereotypical Chinese nine-note riff

Kat Chow, with NPR's Code Switch, put together a short piece on the history and the prevalence of the well-known nine note "stereotypical Asian theme." As described in a 2005 Straight Dope forum question: You know, the one that goes dee dee dee dee duh duh dee dee duh. Featured heavily in braindead Hollywood flicks made by clueless directors who want to give a scene an "oriental" feel. Also a variation of it can be heard in David Bowie's "China Girl." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 28, 2014 - 46 comments

Legendary film careers, Dissolved.

With Career View, The Dissolve (previously) offers an extensive survey, and critical summary, of a career in film. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on May 3, 2014 - 14 comments

Let's Get Started!

Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Hugh Bonneville and musical guest Paloma Faith were recently on The Graham Norton Show. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. This may possibly be the best episode of this or any talk show that will ever exist.
posted by hippybear on Mar 6, 2014 - 51 comments

The Collected Wisdom of Bill Murray

The Collected Wisdom of Bill Murray
posted by Optamystic on Mar 4, 2014 - 38 comments

From "Tarzoon" to "Monuments Men"

The broken-down grace of Bill Murray: The Dissolve takes a look at the career of Bill Murray and reviews his films. All of them.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Feb 17, 2014 - 39 comments

On some level a director has to be a good general.

“But I think, Wes is by anyone’s definition, an auteur and there aren’t that many. Hollywood doesn’t really… that’s not their game anymore.” (previously)
posted by octothorpe on Feb 16, 2014 - 36 comments

Dinner, Lemmings, and the Hour

In 1972, National Lampoon expanded into recorded comedy with Radio Dinner. The album was largely a star turn for a young NatLamp contributor named Christopher Guest; when the magazine followed up on Radio Dinner's success by sponsoring an off-Broadway "satirical joke-rock mock-concert musical comedy semi-revue," he was tapped to perform in it alongside a drummer named Chevy Chase and a 24-year-old John Belushi. National Lampoon's Lemmings (original cast album) was another hit, running for 350 performances of Woodstock parody and Joe Cocker mockery. NatLamp editor Michael O'Donaghue decided the time was right to take the brand to a weekly radio show. He brought the stars of Lemmings back for it, together with Belushi's old Second City castmates Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, and Brian Doyle-Murray. Harry Shearer, Doug Kenney, and Richard Belzer helped round out the cast of The National Lampoon Radio Hour. [You should probably just assume that all YT links are NSF playing out loud at W.] [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Dec 10, 2013 - 32 comments

Bill Murray on Gilda Radner

I’ll always remember it. It was the last time I saw her "The whole Monty Python group was there, most of us from the show, a lot of other funny people, and Gilda."
posted by GrapeApiary on Dec 4, 2013 - 35 comments

And so my life began: Junior Lobby Boy-in-training

–Why do you want to be a lobby boy?
–Who wouldn't, at the Grand Budapest, sir?
posted by timshel on Oct 17, 2013 - 45 comments

No one will ever believe you

Bill Murray Stories
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Apr 12, 2013 - 35 comments

"The Cubs seemed sort of cranky."

Three days of watching baseball with Bill Murray in 1990. Old Style beer and a drunken Mick Fleetwood feature prominently.
posted by Chrysostom on Feb 27, 2013 - 12 comments

Bill Mothereffing Ghostbuster Murray

Bill Murray's Baseball Hall of Fame Speech (and Hideous Sports Coat) (via Open Culture)
posted by nosila on Jun 21, 2012 - 23 comments

A Fan Asked Bill Murray For An Autograph. Instead Bill Gave Him This.

A fan asked Bill Murray for an autograph. Instead Bill gave him this. [via]
posted by feelinglistless on May 25, 2012 - 33 comments

"What kind of bird are you?"

The trailer for Wes Anderson's new movie, Moonrise Kingdom, is out, and boy is it Wes Anderson-y.
posted by Clustercuss on Jan 12, 2012 - 111 comments

The word cocksucker does get thrown around a lot

Wes Anderson: I knew Bill Murray had my back from the first time I saw him standing on top of that rock, wearing a cowboy hat. The director and part of the cast of the Royal Tenenbaums talked about the movie at the New York Film Festival, where there was a special 10th anniversary screening. They had a lot to say about Gene Hackman, mostly of the 'well, at least he didn't kill any of us' variety.
posted by helloknitty on Oct 19, 2011 - 64 comments

Is it Ghostbusters 3? Bill Murray on the Howard Stern Show

A sedate-sounding Bill Murray opens up about Ghostbusters 3, Saturday Night Live, depression, his beef with Ron Howard, not having an agent, and the rumors surrounding the roles he's turned down in a 50 minute interview on the Howard Stern Show. [more inside]
posted by item on Feb 27, 2011 - 45 comments

It's groundhog day... again!

A question for the ages... Just how many days does Bill Murray really spend stuck reliving Groundhog Day?
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 2, 2011 - 127 comments

Bill Murray Is Ready To See You Now

Bill Murray famously does not give interviews—he's sat down for exactly four prolonged media encounters in the past ten years—and when he does, it's never clear what you're going to get. You just have to pray he's in a good mood.
posted by bewilderbeast on Jul 20, 2010 - 108 comments

Gathering Paradise

Bill Murray Reads Poetry to Construction Workers at Poets House
posted by xod on May 6, 2010 - 21 comments

Dinner With Bill Murray

"As a public service to those of you who may someday find yourself in the exhilarating-slash-nerve-racking position of having a meal with Bill Murray, here is a guide so that you may avoid our mistakes."
posted by dhammond on Apr 29, 2010 - 69 comments

R2D2 is funny, he is cute, and he is a fine fine actor

Raw footage from 1982 of Bill Murray doing takes for "Wired In," a never aired series on modern technological trends and innovations: "People have hands - I think that watches should have hands." [more inside]
posted by item on Jun 27, 2009 - 13 comments

They're still ready to believe you

The year is 1991. When a Gozer exhibit loaded with artifacts provided by the Shandors opens at the history museum in New York, it's not long before paranormal forces escape and sweep through the city. When the supernatural strikes back, who ya gonna call? Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson reunite for the upcoming Ghostbusters: The Video Game. The opening cinematic that kicks off the story has been released at GameTrailers, while the development teams working on the game discuss the project's origin and direction in a series of blog articles at IGN. [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Apr 24, 2009 - 65 comments

Bill vs. Dave 1982

A very, very funny Bill Murray guest stars on the first episode of Late Night with David Letterman -- 1982
posted by vronsky on May 16, 2008 - 43 comments

Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters!

Ghostbusters: The Video Game [Flash-based site] is coming soon to a console near you. Featuring the original cast doing voices and motion capture, it looks to be very impressive graphically [video], but will it be better, gameplay-wise, than the previous attempts at a Ghostbusters game? [More videos, NSFW]
posted by SansPoint on Nov 17, 2007 - 26 comments

Shortly after doing the dishes, Murray left the party, the students said.

Washingupfilter: Bill Murray attends student party in Scotland with Scandinavians, does dishes.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Oct 16, 2006 - 50 comments

Are you ready for a powerful idea?

Shotgun Golf. Hunter S. Thompson has an idea for Bill Murray. I'm not sure it would check out with the NRA's Gun Safety Rules, though. Other people have been creative when it comes to shooting things with shotguns. The combination of shotguns and golf has even been done before, although in a very different way. Fire at will!
posted by PhatLobley on Feb 16, 2005 - 16 comments

Coffee and Cigarettes, anybody?

"What did you think of Seabiscuit?" the young man added helpfully. Even the deadpan Jarmusch laughed. Jim Jarmusch's new movie (the first feature-lenght after 1999's Ghost Dog), "Coffee And Cigarettes", is "a droll, ironic look at two of our favorite addictions". The black and white movie (trailer here) has a strange (or Stranger than Paradise?) cast: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Cate Blanchett, Meg White, Jack White, Alfred Molina, Steve Coogan, GZA, RZA, Bill Murray, ... Jarmusch's philosophy: "When you're watching movies, the guy's girlfriend calls him, she's having something bad happening, and he says, 'I'll take a cab. I'll be right over.' Cut to him getting out of the cab. And my brain always says, what about the cab ride? The incidental thing, the thing that's not the destination?". (more inside)
posted by matteo on Mar 28, 2004 - 18 comments

Press Your Luck Winner

No Whammies! In 1984, Michael Larson turned an ample memory and an abundance of free time into $100,000. How? By appearing on "Press Your Luck." And while the producers refused to rerun his episode, you can watch parts of it here in anticipation of the coming documentary and possible Bill Murray movie.
posted by herc on Mar 14, 2003 - 28 comments

Three words: Charlie's Angels Trailer.

Three words: Charlie's Angels Trailer. This looks pretty funny, especially with Bill Murray involved. I guess the real question this movie raises is "are the re-makes of yesteryear successes going to continue in the 00's?" Personally, I thought it was a 90's thing, which I often call the "recycled decade." Side question: why don't the angels have guns in the ending silhouette? Is that because of the current anti-gun climate? [thanks Kristin]
posted by mathowie on Jun 23, 2000 - 6 comments

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