Time takes a toll on the creators of American Humor in Film. Reitman’s passing leaves a film heritage and legacy to positively reflect. Like Harold Ramus, Reitman’s contributions to his craft established a way forward for those who would follow. Reitman’s journey, from the ashes of World War II to unparalleled success in Hollywood, was and is the basis for those who pursue the American Dream.
The filmmaker injected giant marshmallow boogeymen and toga parties into popular culture with movies that included “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Stripes” and “Kindergarten Cop.”