Harold Ramis offers advice to young filmmakers in 2002 interview


As most (hopefully all) of you know by now Harold Ramis passed away yesterday. The star of SCTV, writer of Animal House, Meatballs, Stripes, and Ghostbusters, Director of Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation and Groundhog day leaves a void in comedy. But maybe, just maybe, someone out there has what it takes to be "the next Harold Ramis".

Asawin Suebsaeng at Mother Jones dug up this 2002 interview from American Storytellers. In the interview Ramis, among other things, offers his advice to young filmmakers.
"You have to live your life with a certain blind confidence that if it's your destiny to succeed at these things, it will happen, if you just continue to follow a straight path, to do you work as conscientiously and as creatively as you can, and to just stay open to all opportunity and experience. There's a performing motto at Second City...to say yes instead of no."

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