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         February 16, 1994    12:46pm
   FROM: William Lawless
     TO: Screen-L
SUBJECT: return fixation
A colleague and I were discussing the movie "Groundhog Day" for its
representation of the fantasy of reliving the past to review and revise it. This
particular movie owes a lot to some clearly identifiable sources (Frank Capra
and "The Twilight Zone" [apart from "Saturday Night Live"]), and in thinking
about its plot (of waking up to the same day again and again in the pusuit of
character redemption), my immediate reaction was, "ah, this familiar archetype."
But I would like to know how original this plot line really is. Could any
posters suggest other TV/film source for it?  Thanks.
W. Lawless