NEWS... News... [AKA THE HAROLD HERALD]
SITE UPDATE [7.28.11]
Just posting an update to let you all know that the site is still active. If you have any questions about the website, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. However I AM NOT HAROLD RAMIS and I do not know him, therefore please do not send correspondence intended for him, it will be ignored.
The site has been totally revamped, and I am working on cleaning up pages that didn't correctly "migrate" to the new design. The home page has been completely cleaned up and all the links should work now. Please report any dead links to me. I'll be continually putting the old pictures back up and doing other housecleaning so check back frequently.
UK BAND CODE : 3 PRODUCES UPDATED "GHOSTBUSTERS" THEME [8.16.09]
Code 3, an unsigned rock band in the UK, have recorded a cool cover version of the original "Ghostbusters" theme song. You can check it out at http://www.myspace.com/codethreerock
THREE INTERVIEW VIDEOS FROM MAKINGOF.COM [8.16.09]
MakingOf, a website which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment industry, has three interesting video clips of an interview with Harold Ramis in which he discusses several topics, including the upcoming "Ghostbusters 3". Check it out at makingof.com/insiders/media/harold/ramis/harold-ramis-on-directing-for-comedy/90/254
AUDIO AVAILABLE FOR DISCUSSION FROM JUNE 12 [8.16.09]
If you'd like to hear an audio recording of the previously mentioned discussion event, please visit www.movingimagesource.us/dialogues/view/325
JUNE 12 : AN EVENING WITH HAROLD RAMIS [6.7.09]
The Museum of the Moving Image is holding a discussion event with Harold Ramis THIS FRIDAY. David Cross will give an introduction, and Mr. Ramis will be talking about his entire career, from SCTV to his upcoming comedy "Year One" with Jack Black and Michael Cera. If you live near Manhattan or will be in the area this Friday, this sounds like an amazing opportunity. (I wish I could go, but I live in the Midwest and can't afford to travel!) Here's some basic info:
DATE & TIME : Friday June 12, 7:00 PM
LOCATION : Times Center, 242 W 41st St, Manhattan
$25 for the public
$15 for Museum members
Free for sponsor-level Museum members
For more information please visit the Museum's website at movingimage.us You can buy tickets online at https://shop.movingimage.us/shop/catlist.php?cPath=57 or by phone 718-784-4520.
NAME CHANGE [5.30.09]
I've been thinking that "Harold Ramis Forever" doesn't sound quite right, and have changed the name of the site to Harold Ramis Fans Online. However the URL and e-mail address have NOT changed -- the site can still be found at haroldramisforever.tripod.com and I can still be reached at email@example.com
CHECK OUT MY OTHER SITE [5.30.09]
I've made a website devoted to writer/animator/director Mike Judge, please check it out at http://mikejudge.tripod.com
LATEST MOVIE "YEAR ONE" COMPLETED [4.2.09]
Harold's latest film, "Year One", has completed production and is slated to be released June 19. The movie stars Jack Black and Michael Cera, and it is directed, co-written and co-produced by Ramis.You can view the film's official website here www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/yearone/ and the IMDB page here www.imdb.com/title/tt1045778/ .
MINOR UPDATES [6.29.08]
I have added many items to the Merchandise page, where you can easily shop for Harold-related items from Amazon.com. I encourage you to check it out every time you visit this site, as I will be continually adding items to the page.
Also, if you follow my links to the Amazon.com website and end up buying any of the items that I featured, I will get a small [very small] cut of the profits. It's not much, but if I make enough money I might be able to fufill my dreams of turning this into an ad-free website with its own domain name, and that would make us ALL happy, wouldn't it? So, "Thank you" in advance for browsing my Merchandise page!
SCTV REUNION TODAY! [5.5.08]
The original cast of SCTV, including Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, and Joe Flaherty are reuniting tonight for a benefit at Second City, Toronto. AskMen.com has put together a "Top Ten" of the funniest sketches, complete with YouTube videos. VERY cool -- check it out: ca.askmen.com/top_10/entertainment_300/308_top_10_list.html
(Also, if you haven't seen it yet, go to the Links page and check out the INTERVIEWS section for an interview that AskMen.com did with Harold.)
NEW PICTURE [4.1.08]
I've added a recent pic of Harold with a fan; I wasn't sure where to put it, but it is currently residing at the bottom of the Filmography page. Check it out, and many thanks to the dude in the picture for letting me use his photo.
MORE GB3 INFO [3.27.08]
Thanks to an email from one of our readers I now have a link from Videogamesblogger.com about the upcoming GB3 videogame. The blog also supports the rumor that a CGI-version of GB3 is in the works; I personally wouldn't take this as official verification, but I guess you all can interpret it however you want. There is, however, a YouTube video of Harold, Dan and Bill that is worth taking a look at. Here is the link to the blog site : www.videogamesblogger.com/2007/11/14/ghostbusters-3-is-a-videogame-featuring-bill-murray-dan-aykroyd-and-harold-ramis.htm
GB3 UPDATE [3.20.08]
I received a tip via email that a CGI-version of "Ghostbusters 3" is going to be made with the original cast returning for voice overs. I have not been able to confirm this for sure; I can, however, confirm that a video game of the original Ghostbusters IS in the works, and that the original cast (including Harold, Murray, Aykroyd, Moranis, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts) are reuniting to voice their roles.
SCTV ON DVD CAMPAIGN
Be sure to join the fight to a) get all the music rights cleared and b) get SCTV released in complete seasons rather than "Best Of" compilations. The website for the SCTV On DVD Campaign is HERE: http://runstop.de/sctv/faq.html .
TV LAND PETITION
Also please don't forget about my "SCTV Back On The Air Petition" to get SCTV reruns back into syndication on TV Land. We currently have 112 signatures; keep 'em coming, everybody. The link is HERE: www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?sctv2006&1
Okay, I really shouldn't have to say this, because I feel it should be obvious, but...
I AM NOT HAROLD RAMIS.
This is a FANSITE. Please please PLEASE do not e-mail me correspondence that is intended for Mr. Ramis. Thank you.
ABOUT THE HRF E-MAIL ADDRESS
This website's e-mail account got temporarily suspended because I didn't log in for a couple months, so if you've tried to e-mail the site recently please resend the e-mail, the address is back up and I will respond as quickly as possible. I apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you and please keep visiting HaroldRamisForever. [29 August 2006]
Just so everyone is aware, I do not have regular Internet access right now and will not until sometime in August 2006, and that is why I have not been updating the site or responding to e-mails. The site is still active and will continue to be regularly updated in August.
I have created a special trivia tournanment hosted by FunTrivia.com, basically the tournament consists of trivia questions regarding Ramis' movies, plus SCTV. Check it out here: www.funtrivia.com/tournament/Movies-and-TV-Trivia-53425.html
"STRIPES" VIDEO [05.08.06]
I added a video clip from the movie "Stripes" that I found on You Tube; it's on the Media page. Check it out.
ANOTHER HRF UPDATE [04.18.06]
I've added a Merchandise page with links to Amazon.com products (DVDs of movies that Harold has been involved with, movie posters, and books). Check it out.
Also -- there is a very short survey near the bottom of the page, if you could take a moment to give me some feedback it will really help me make improvments to the site. Thanks.
I've been trying to straighten up the site a little bit. The Links page now has been cleaned up somewhat -- articles and interviews now have their own pages. I hope to be adding more links in the near future, so check back frequently.
Also, I've added another sound clip and moved all the sound/video to a new page called Media .
THE GOD FACTOR
Harold is one of many celebrities and public figures who is featured in Cathleen Falsani's book "The God Factor: Inside The Spiritual Lives Of Public People". In it, Harold discusses his "evolution" from Judaism to Buddhism (being "Budd-ish"). Check it out at Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374163812/sr=8-1/qid=1143044154/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-5537559-5344751?%5Fencoding=UTF8
(Thanks to a tip somebody gave me via e-mail)
Well I am completely pissed off that TV Land took SCTV off the air, so I made a petition to get it back. Here is the petition: www.petitiononline.com/sctv2006/petition.html
This website now has a MySpace profile at www.myspace.com/haroldramisforever
THE ICE HARVEST
The Ramis-directed film "The Ice Harvest" is in theatres now. It stars JOHN CUSACK, BILLY BOB THORNTON and RANDY QUAID.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAROLD!!!
Monday 21 November 2005 -- Harold Ramis is 61 years old.
Yet another new movie -- a BIOPIC?!!!
I'm reporting an UNCONFIRMED RUMOR that, at some point in the future, Harold plans to make a movie about his experiences as an orderly at a mental hospital [that was his first job after college, apparently] and he intends to cast actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL in the lead role.
New movie -- Ramis, Owen Wilson collaboration
Harold has supposedly been working on a new film that stars OWEN WILSON. It's slated for release in 2006 but the project has been kept under wraps. Apparently, it's going to be some sort of a historical comedy. That's all I know right now.
According to a news update I received from contactmusic.com, Ghostbusters 3 is underway!!! According to the website, DAN AYKROYD has written a script entitled "Ghostbusters In Hell", in which the Ghostbusters happen upon a portal in a NYC warehouse which transports them to a parallel dimension -- a hellish version of the Big Apple. "It's all the worst things about modern urban life, just magnified," Harold says, describing the "hell" of the film. Harold revealed to InFocus magazine that he would like BEN STILLER to join Aykroyd and RICK MORANIS in the film, but I can't tell whether Harold himself intends to act in it. And, as usual, there was no mention of BILL MURRAY...
Official website... maybe?
Apparently there is going to be a HaroldRamis.com, but it appears to be under construction. Keep your fingers crossed...