220px-189656~Groundhog-Day-PostersI’ve blogged about this par­tic­u­lar piece of film genius before, but I recently came across a bril­liant video mash-up of all Ned Ryerson’s scenes.  And what’s so great about this video, beyond the fact that it’s hys­ter­i­cal, is that it high­lights the beauty of set-ups and pay-offs — a dra­matic tech­nique that’s usu­ally a lot harder to see or show.

Nor­mally, a writer has to work to bring things around, full cir­cle, in order to show char­ac­ter change, mak­ing it a bit more dif­fi­cult to pick out and show­case the set-ups and pay­offs.  But the “stuck in the same day” premise of Ground­hog Day removes that dif­fi­culty, allow­ing the cre­ation of mashup like the one below.  A mashup that per­fectly demon­strates the beauty of set-ups and pay-offs  : )

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P.S. If you’re a fan of the movie, you might also enjoy this blog post on Ground­hog Day’s “Hid­den Heroin


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