In 1993, The Washington Post said that GROUNDHOG DAY will never be designated a national film treasure by the Library of Congress. 13 years later, The National Film Registry selected the film for preservation. Well-liked and commercially successful upon its initial release, this touching, wise, deceptively simple film has found far more acclaim in the years since its release and is now considered one of the greatest films of all time. Like the way in which Bill Murray?s weatherman becomes a better person with each repeated day, GROUNDHOG DAY increases in depth with repeated viewings.
Danny Rubin is a screenwriter and playwright best known for the film and musical versions of GROUNDHOG DAY. For the film, he won the BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, and for the musical, he was nominated for the Tony for Best Book of the Musical. The film?s screenplay was ranked as one of the greatest ever written by the Writers Guild of America.