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Top 10: Improvised Scenes in Movie History

As wonderful as a carefully crafted script is, some of the best movie moments are simply made up on the fly.  CineFix returns with another great movie list – Top 10: Improvised Scenes in Movie History.  Some directors hate improv and some barely require a formal script.  I think erring on the side of having a Nolan-esque literary script in place is probably the prudent route, but as those are a handful a year, there’s something seriously admirable about an actor/director collaboration that just spontaneously generates magic on the spot.  While improv is most associated with comedy, a good portion of the spots on the list go to famous dramatic scenes from Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, A Clockwork Orange, and The Breakfast Club.  Improv is a staple of comedy, and a lot of your favorite comedy moments, be they from Judd Apatow, Bill Murray, or Chris Guest, also make the list.  Rather than picking a scene for #1 though, CineFix made the very wise choice of simply sticking Robin Williams’s name up top.  If you’re going to have a list heralding lack of structure, Robin deserves to sit atop it with his whole body of work. Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting


R.I.P. Ghostbusters Actor Harold Ramis has Died at 69

Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters

Well….nuts.  Now who are we going to call?

Actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis died today at his home in Chicago. He was 69-years old.   The filmmaker wrote and directed films like Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, and Stripes. He also wrote and directed films like Caddyshack and Groundhog Day (one of the greatest comedies of all-time), National Lampoon’s Animal House, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Meatballs. Continue reading R.I.P. Ghostbusters Actor Harold Ramis has Died at 69