My World Of Flops: We need to talk about Bill Murray case file #64: Rock The Kasbah
My World Of Flops is Nathan Rabin’s survey of books, television shows, musical releases, or other forms of entertainment that were financial flops, critical failures, or lack a substantial cult following.
Bill Murray long ago stopped being a mere actor and became something closer to a figure of American folklore. Legends, fables, and unlikely yarns abound about the man and his strange ways. He is renowned for appearing out of nowhere like a magical sprite, getting all the overjoyed and disbelieving folks at a wedding or bar or yoga retreat drunk on homemade moonshine, singing loudly and drunkenly and transcendently for the assembled, then disappearing just as quickly so that he can spread joy elsewhere.
It’s easy to see why Murray has been elevated to god status. He’s a unique combination of complicated bohemian comic genius and beloved mega-star. In pop culture, Murray is sacrosanct. I had …