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deletedFeb 2, 2022Liked by Aaron McNally
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Thank you, Eric, for your compliment and for your support! And a big YES to your recognition about the nature of pattern repetition as represented in the film!

It causes me to reflect that I would like to know more about Phil's backstory, how he learned the patterns. There are two places where the screenwriter could have done this (and maybe he did, but it was edited out!). One is with the aforementioned Ned character and the fact that he dated Phil's sister. (They could have had dialogue that revealed more about Phil's childhood.) The other was with Nancy, with whom Phil attended English class. She could have served as an instruction in the history of his "womanizing," as well as an opportunity for them to reflect on formative literature.

Woah, I could almost write Groundhog Day fanfiction. . . Does that already exist?

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