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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sean Kelly

R.I.P. Harold Ramis

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Yesterday I was saddened to hear the news that actor and director Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69.  As an actor, Ramis was best known for playing the ultra-scientific Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters films, which he also co-wrote with Dan Aykroyd.  He was also one of the original cast members of the SCTV sketch comedy TV series.

While Ramis continued to act throughout his career, he started to become better known as a film director.  He made his directorial debut with 1980’s Caddyshack and was also behind the camera for films, such as National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), Multiplicity (1996), Analyze This (1999), and The Ice Harvest (2005).  Harold Ramis’ final film (both in front of and behind the camera) was the 2009 biblical comedy Year One.  In 2010, Ramis left the spotlight due to health problems, which eventually claimed his life.

Harold Ramis will definitely be missed (some clips after the break).

Stripes (1981)

Ghostbusters (1984)




Ghostbusters 2 (1989)




Orange County (2002)

Knocked Up (2007)
(Warning: Contains some foul language)

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).