Thursday, October 07, 2004

fake gophers and oodles of eyecandy

Harold Ramis, who co-wrote and starred in Ghost Busters (remember Egon Spengler?) and responsible for analyzing this and that, is also the man pulling the strings for our film in question, Caddyshack. This is a comedy from 1980 that mixes slapstick, grossness, obnoxious irreverance, loud bombast, and (my favourite character in the film) a fake gopher to elicit laughs. Ostensibly starting off as a drama about golf caddies, the film finally ends up as a vehicle for the comic excursions of Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield. Dangerfield is a cult icon, and this film is a great testament to his ability to go way over the top and get a bellyache-full of laughs. In the mix is Bill Murray (an almost always stoned and slow groundsman who has eyes for the female form and spouts self-aggrandizing drivel including an ad lib monologue about playing golf with the Dalai Lama). Guilty fans of 80s rock/pop cheese will relish the presence of Kenny Loggins on the soundtrack. And remember, when you die on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.

Shortly after news about the Linux port of Doom 3 and more about the upcoming movie (default reaction: 'tis a bad idea), may I now present a gallery of screenshots from the different levels in the game. Yum!

cute screenshot accompanying the announcement of the Linux port

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