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Ghostbusters

Theatrical poster
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Produced by Bernie Brillstein
Ivan Reitman
Written by Dan Aykroyd
Harold Ramis
Starring Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
Sigourney Weaver
Harold Ramis
Rick Moranis
Ernie Hudson
Annie Potts
William Atherton
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography László Kovács
Editing by David E. Blewitt
Sheldon Kahn
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) June 8, 1984
Running time 107 minutes
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $30,000,000
Followed by Ghostbusters II (1989)
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Ghostbusters (titled on-screen as Ghost Busters) is a 1984 sci-fi-comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators. The film was released in the United States on June 8, 1984. It was produced and directed by Ivan Reitman and stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson. The film's original release grossed nearly USD $230 million in the U.S., more than the second Indiana Jones installment, and over $50 million abroad during its theatrical run, making it the second best grossing film of 1984, only $5 million behind Beverly Hills Cop.[1] Ghostbusters may mean: Ghostbusters, the 1984 movie The Real Ghostbusters, the 80s cartoon series based on the movie Ghostbusters II, the 1989 sequel to the movie Extreme Ghostbusters, the 90s cartoon series based on the franchise Ghostbusters video games, based on the franchise The Ghost Busters, the 70s live action... 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Harold Ramis (born November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, director, and writer. ... Frederick Alan Rick Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, comedian and musician best known for his comedy work on SCTV and appeared in several Hollywood films including Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs, and My Blue Heaven. ... Ernie Hudson (born December 17, 1945) is an American actor. ... Annie Potts (born October 28, 1952) is an American television and film actress. ... William Atherton (born William Atherton Knight) is an American film actor. ... Elmer Bernstein (pronounced Bern-steen[1]) (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an Academy and two-time Golden Globe award winning American film score composer. ... This article is about the cinematographer. ... Sheldon Kahn is a BAFTA Award winning film editor and producer. ... 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New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Early parapsychological research employed the use of Zener cards in experiments designed to test for possible telepathic communication. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish[1] film actor, producer, and director. ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian/American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... Harold Ramis (born November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, director, and writer. ... Frederick Alan Rick Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, comedian and musician best known for his comedy work on SCTV and appeared in several Hollywood films including Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs, and My Blue Heaven. ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Annie Potts (born October 28, 1952) is an American television and film actress. ... Ernie Hudson (born December 17, 1945) is an American actor. ... USD redirects here. ... This article is about the film. ... This article is about the year. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ...


It was followed by a sequel, Ghostbusters II (1989), and two animated television series, The Real Ghostbusters (later renamed Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters) and Extreme Ghostbusters. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Ghostbusters the 44th greatest comedy film of all time. The American Film Institute ranked it 28th in its list of the top 100 comedies of all time (in their "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs" list).[2] In 2005, IGN voted Ghostbusters the greatest comedy ever.[3] In 2006, Bravo ranked Ghostbusters 76 on their "100 Funniest Movies" list.[4] For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... Ghostbusters II is the 1989 sequel to Ghostbusters (1984) produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... The Real Ghostbusters was an American animated television series based on the hit 1984 film Ghostbusters. ... Extreme Ghostbusters was a sequel/spin-off of The Real Ghostbusters, airing in the fall of 1997. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 100 funniest American films. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... IGN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. cable network. ...

Contents

Plot

Three misfit parapsychology professors are booted out of their paranormal studies research jobs at an un-named university (recorded at New York City's Columbia University). Despite their relative lack of funding, they start an enterprise called Ghostbusters, a "professional paranormal investigation and elimination" service. One of the men has a plan to catch and contain supernatural entities, though it has never been properly tested. Undeterred, they obtain a former fire station as a base and a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance dubbed Ecto-1 (which quickly gets some upgrades and repairs thanks to Ray's efforts), and begin advertising on local television. Early parapsychological research employed the use of Zener cards in experiments designed to test for possible telepathic communication. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... For other uses, see Cadillac (disambiguation). ... Photo courtesy of Wayne Bus Enthusiasts group on Yahoo Advertisement for 1973 Wayne Lifeguard School Bus on Ford chassis. ...


At first, their clients are few and far between, and the Ghostbusters have to depend on their individual talents to keep the business alive: Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) is a scientific genius, Dr. Raymond "Ray" Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) is an expert on paranormal history and metallurgy, and Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) has charm and business savvy, although he is in some ways a charlatan. Although he initially comes off as a bit of a wise guy, Venkman eventually finds a subtly heroic side to himself when he learns that a creature called "Zuul" is haunting the apartment of Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), located 55 Central Park West, a client who has become the object of his lustful (and possibly deeper) intentions. Egon Spengler, Ph. ... Harold Ramis (born November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, director, and writer. ... Dr. Raymond Ray Stantz, PhD is a fictional ghostbuster appearing in the films Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II (played by Dan Aykroyd) and in the animated television series The Real Ghostbusters (voiced by Frank Welker). ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian/American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... Georg Agricola, author of De re metallica, an important early book on metal extraction Metallurgy is a domain of materials science that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their compounds, which are called alloys. ... Peter Venkman, Ph. ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... Look up Charlatan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... The Ghostbusters Building has been the de facto name for the housing cooperative located at 55 Central Park West in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.A. since scenes for the movie Ghostbusters were shot there in 1984. ...


The business struggles until one night, when Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts), the Ghostbusters' personal secretary, answers a desperate call from the Sedgewick Hotel about a ghost that needs to be removed quickly and quietly. The Ghostbusters quicky answer the alarm and drive the Ecto-1 (with a drastic, ambulance-like makeover) to the hotel. Although the Ghostbusters have no practical experience and their equipment has never been tested -- each man uses a nuclear accelerator (also referred to as a proton pack) which produces a powerful and destructive energy stream that is difficult to aim when active -- they successfully catch the ghost after a destructively clumsy hunt. It is also during this first real test for the team that Egon tells them "Don't cross the streams". when they ask why he says "try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light." Peter thanks him for this "important safety tip". Janine as seen in the various incarnations of Ghostbusters Janine Melnitz is the street-savvy, dont-take-no-crap-from-Venkman secretary of the Ghostbusters. ... Annie Potts (born October 28, 1952) is an American television and film actress. ... The Proton Pack is a fictional piece of nuclear accelerative machinery created by the Ghostbusters that serves as their primary tool in the 1984 film of the same name for the purpose of busting ghosts. ...


Business soon picks up dramatically and the company becomes a household name, partially due to an unexplained increase in supernatural activity. Peter meets Dana and informs her that Zuul refers to a demigod worshiped around 6000 BC by the Hittites, Mesopotamians and Sumerians. Dana reads out loud from Peter's notes that "Zuul was the minion of Gozer", after which her additional questions are turned into a date-proposal by Peter. The term demigod, meaning half-god, is a modern distinction, often misapplied in Greek mythology. ... Relief of Suppiluliuma II, last known king of the Hittite Empire The Hittites were an ancient people from Kaneš who spoke an Indo-European language, and established a kingdom centered at Hattusa (Hittite URU) in north-central Anatolia from the 18th century BC. In the 14th century BC, the Hittite... Mesopotamia was a cradle of civilization geographically located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, largely corresponding to modern-day Iraq. ... Sumeria may refer to: A back-formation from the adjective Sumerian, often used to mean the ancient civilisation more properly known as Sumer Sumeria, a disco artist best known for the 1978 hit Golden Tears 1970 Sumeria, an asteroid discovered in 1954 by Miguel Itzigsohn Donna Sumeria, a song on...

The Ghostbusters, (from left) Egon, Ray, Peter, and Winston.
The Ghostbusters, (from left) Egon, Ray, Peter, and Winston.

Meanwhile, the Ghostbusters add a fourth member to their team, the blue-collar Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), to deal with the rapidly increasing workload. The company captures so many ghosts that the scientists become concerned about the capacity of their ghost-containment facility. Unfortunately, it soon becomes apparent to the Ghostbusters that the spike in paranormal events means they are headed toward a climactic confrontation with Gozer (Slavitza Jovan), the shape-shifting Sumerian god of destruction whose presence was implied by bizarre occurrences such as the demonic Zuul appearing in Dana Barrett's apartment. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A blue-collar worker is a member of the working class who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. ... Winston Zeddemore (b. ... Ernie Hudson (born December 17, 1945) is an American actor. ... Ghostbusters (sometimes written Ghost Busters) is a 1984 sci-fi comedy film about three parapsychologists who are fired from a New York City University, and start up their own business investigating and eliminating ghosts. ... Slavitza Jovan is a former Yugoslavian model known for her appearance as the deity Gozer in the 1984 film Ghostbusters. ... Shapeshifting, transformation or transmogrification refers to a change in the form or shape of a person. ... Sumer (or Shumer, Sumeria, Shinar, native ki-en-gir) formed the southern part of Mesopotamia from the time of settlement by the Sumerians until the time of Babylonia. ... This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ...


Gozer's minion entities—monstrous, dog-like demons called Zuul (the Gatekeeper) and Vinz Clortho (the Keymaster) — soon begin seeking human hosts. Zuul is easily able to possess Dana Barrett in her apartment by trapping her in her chair with three hideous arms and then pulling her into the fiery chamber that was once her kitchen. Vinz Clortho at first goes unnoticed as he waits in the bedroom of Louis Tully's (Rick Moranis) apartment where a party is being held to celebrate Louis's fourth year as an accountant; but then the minion becomes impatient and crashes the party. Louis flees into Central Park, but the beast corners him near the Tavern on the Green and possesses him. Dana/Zuul gets a visit from Venkman, and she/it tries to seduce him. He realizes something is up (after Dana starts levitating over her bed) and sedates Zuul with a large dose of thorazine. The possessed accountant Tully is found roaming Manhattan and is eventually brought to Ghostbusters HQ by the police and examined by Egon. He claims to be Keymaster to Gozer and appears as a horned entity on Egon's infrared scanner. It is determined that Dana and Louis must never meet, as the "Keymaster" and "Gatekeeper" would literally open the gates of Hell. Vinz remains rather passive, waiting for a "sign" that Gozer will come. Frederick Alan Rick Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, comedian and musician best known for his comedy work on SCTV and appeared in several Hollywood films including Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs, and My Blue Heaven. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... Tavern on the Green is a restaurant located in Central Park, New York City. ... Chlorpromazine was the first antipsychotic drug, used during the 1950s and 1960s. ...


However, an overzealous EPA inspector, Walter Peck (William Atherton), arrives and starts asking questions, concerned about the alleged use of toxic chemicals in the Ghostbusters' business. Initially brushed off by Venkman, Peck angrily returns with a court order to shut down the ghost containment facility, although he is warned that it will bring dire consequences. A ConEd electrician reluctantly shuts the grid down, and all the captured ghosts immediately burst forth in a fantastic explosion. A massive number of supernatural events spark chaos throughout the city as long-dead spirits run wild terrorizing the populace. Peck accuses the Ghostbusters of causing the explosion due to their own negligence and has them arrested. Meanwhile, Louis Tully/Vinz Clortho wanders off during the mayhem, mumbling to himself that the eruption of the containment grid was the omen he was waiting for. EPA redirects here. ... William Atherton (born William Atherton Knight) is an American film actor. ... Con Edison logo Consolidated Edison, Inc. ...


While the Ghostbusters are in jail, they examine the blueprints of Dana Barrett's apartment building. Ray explains that the structure is "a huge, super-conductive antenna designed and built expressly for the purpose of pulling in and concentrating spiritual turbulence." Egon elaborates further by telling them how an insane surgeon, Ivo Shandor, having deemed society "too sick to survive" after World War I, created a secret society worshipping the Sumerian god Gozer. The rituals performed were designed to bring about the end of the world. A Yagi-Uda beam antenna Short Wave Curtain Antenna (Moosbrunn, Austria) A building rooftop supporting numerous dish and sectored mobile telecommunications antennas (Doncaster, Victoria, Australia) An antenna is a transducer designed to transmit or receive radio waves which are a class of electromagnetic waves. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Sumer (or Shumer, Sumeria, Shinar, native ki-en-gir) formed the southern part of Mesopotamia from the time of settlement by the Sumerians until the time of Babylonia. ...


Eventually, the mayor of New York (David Margulies) summons the Ghostbusters from jail in hopes that they can explain the various supernatural phenomena. Walter Peck makes a series of baseless accusations that the Ghostbusters are con artists; however, none of the department heads at the meeting are able to support Peck's claims, and with Venkman persuading the politicians, the Ghostbusters convince the mayor to let them deal with the crisis. For a list of the Dutch Director-Generals who governed New Amsterdam (as New York City was called when it was a Dutch-run settlement) between 1624 and 1664, see: Director-General of New Netherland. ... David Margulies (born February 19, 1937) is an American actor. ... A confidence trick, confidence game, or con for short, (also known as a scam) is an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons (known as the mark) usually with the goal of financial or other gain. ...


The Ghostbusters, along with representatives of the New York Police and local Army units, arrive at Dana's apartment building to a waiting crowd. The Ghostbusters collect their equipment and observe the building from street level, watching as the skies darken and the earth shakes beneath their feet. They wave at the adoring crowd before disappearing into the darkened apartment building. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ...


The Gatekeeper and Keymaster finally meet and share a lustful kiss atop the art deco–style apartment building. The Ghostbusters climb wearily to the top of the tall building and find the two just as they transform into their true, demonic forms. The demon-dogs then use their combined powers to open a crystalline inter-dimensional gateway. The Ghostbusters watch in awe as the gate doors slide open and Gozer materializes before them in the form of a red-eyed woman with a flattop. Upon finding that the Ghostbusters are mere mortals, Gozer attacks them at once, hurling bolts of lightning from his fingertips. The Ghostbusters retaliate, but the entity is far too elusive, soaring 20 feet through the air and landing behind his attackers. The Ghostbusters try a second time, but the energy currents of their proton streams merely pass right through Gozer. He finally disappears altogether. Asheville City Hall. ... H.R. Haldeman wearing a short flattop (this is closer to a high and tight) A flattop is a type of very short hairstyle similar to the crew cut, with the exception that the hair on the top of the head is styled to deliberately stand up (typically no more...


Believing Gozer to be destroyed, the Ghostbusters begin to celebrate, but Egon's readings suggest otherwise. A huge earthquake rocks the building as Gozer's disembodied voice echoes down from the dark clouds above. Gozer gives them the opportunity to "choose the form of the destructor"; Peter explains to the other Ghostbusters that if they picture anything in their minds, it will be the form Gozer will take to destroy humanity with. While the other Ghostbusters deliberately clear their minds and think of nothing, Gozer's voice bellows once again, declaring that a selection has been made. The Ghostbusters quickly deduce that Ray had reflexively chosen something he had enjoyed from his childhood, a seemingly innocuous corporate mascot that he claims would never hurt anyone: the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. A giant sailor-hatted marshmallow man instantly appears, trampling everything in his path. The Ghostbusters attack Mister Stay Puft with their particle accelerators, but this only ignites its marshmallow body and makes the creature angrily start climbing the building. Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is a character in the movie Ghostbusters and the animated series The Real Ghostbusters. ... For the plant, see Althaea (genus). ...


Egon suddenly realizes that "the door swings both ways" and suggests that the Ghostbusters cross their proton pack streams within the world on the other side of the portal, as Egon himself had informed them earlier that such an action would likely be cataclysmic. The plan succeeds in causing "total protonic reversal", destroying the world inside the gate and annihilating Gozer. The explosion generated by the event incinerates Mister Stay Puft, raining molten marshmallow down onto the roof of the skyscraper and the street below and Peck. The dark sky becomes sunny again and all the ghosts (seemingly) disappear. The Proton Pack is a fictional piece of nuclear accelerative machinery created by the Ghostbusters that serves as their primary tool in the 1984 film of the same name for the purpose of busting ghosts. ...


As the city settles moments after the explosion, the Ghostbusters pull themselves from the wreckage. Peter is notably quiet, faced with the likely implication that Dana (in Terror Dog form) was killed during the explosion. However, this fear is put to rest when the team sees signs of life and frees both Dana and Louis from the petrified shells of what were once the Terror Dogs. The Ghostbusters and the no-longer-possessed apartment dwellers exit the building to massive applause from the crowd, who cheer them on as Peter shares a passionate kiss with Dana, and Janine runs towards Egon and hugs him. The team loads their equipment up into Ecto-1 and everyone, excluding Louis, departs in the car, followed closely by a running and cheering crowd. The theme song plays while the credits roll. The scene fades on a newly released Slimer screaming as he flies up to the camera (which was recycled footage of him flying towards Peter). The Ectomobile. ... Ghostbusters is a science-fantasy comedy film franchise created in 1984. ...


Development

The concept was inspired by Aykroyd's own fascination with the paranormal, and it was conceived by Aykroyd as a vehicle for himself and friend and fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus John Belushi.[5] The original story as written by Aykroyd was very different than what would be eventually filmed. In that version a group of Ghostbusters would travel through time, space and other dimensions taking on huge ghosts (of which the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was just one of many). Also, the Ghostbusters wore S.W.A.T.-like outfits and used wands instead of Proton Packs to fight the ghosts; Ghostbusters storyboards show them wearing riotsquad-type helmets with movable transparent visors.[6] SNL redirects here. ... John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor and musician, notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House, and The Blues Brothers. ... This article is about the paranormal. ... Alternate meaning: SWAT (TV series), the 2003 feature film remake S.W.A.T. (movie) or the SWAT videogame series SWAT is an acronym for Special Weapons And Tactics. ... Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of previsualizing a motion graphic or interactive media sequence, including website interactivity. ... Riot control are the measures to control a riot or to break up an unwanted demonstration (usually of protestors). ... A person wearing a helmet. ... A VISOR as worn by Geordi La Forge. ...


Aykroyd pitched his story to director / producer Ivan Reitman, who liked the basic idea but immediately saw the budgetary impossibilities demanded by Aykroyd's first draft.[7] At Reitman's suggestion, the story was given a major overhaul, eventually evolving into the final screenplay which Aykroyd and Ramis hammered out over the course of three weeks in a Martha's Vineyard bomb shelter.[8] Aykroyd and Ramis initially wrote the script with roles written especially for Belushi, Eddie Murphy and John Candy. However, Belushi died due to a drug overdose during the writing of the screenplay, and neither Murphy nor Candy could commit to the movie due to prior engagements, so Aykroyd and Ramis shifted some of these changes around and polished a basic, yet sci-fi oriented screenplay for their final draft.[7] Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish[1] film actor, producer, and director. ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ... A bunker is a defensive warfare fortification to protect oneself. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ...


In addition to Aykroyd's high-concept basic premise and Ramis' skill at grounding the fantastic elements with a realistic setting, the film benefits from Bill Murray's semi-improvisational performance as Peter Venkman, the character initially intended for Belushi.[7] [8] The extent of Murray's improvisation while delivering his lines varies wildly with every re-telling of the making of the film; some say he never even read the script, and improvised so much he deserves a writing credit, while others insist that he only improvised a few lines, and used his deadpan comic delivery to make scripted lines seem spontaneous.


Louis Tully was originally conceived to be a conservative man in a business suit played by comedian John Candy, but Candy was unable to commit to the role.[7] The role was taken by Rick Moranis, portraying Louis as a geek.[7] Gozer was originally going to appear in the form of Ivo Shandor as a slender, unremarkable man in a suit played by Paul Reubens.[9] In the end, the role was played by Yugoslavian model Slavitza Jovan, whose Eastern European accent (later dubbed by Paddi Edwards) caused Gozer's line of "choose and perish" to sound like "Jews and berries" to the crew's amusement. Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ... A suit, also known as a business suit, comprises a collection of matching clothing consisting of: a coat (commonly known as a jacket) a waistcoat (optional) (USA vest) a pair of trousers (USA pants) Though not part of a suit, a shirt and tie very frequently accompany it. ... The word geek is a slang term, noting individuals as a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, gaming, etc. ... In the film Ghostbusters, Ivo Shandor was an eccentric, early 20th century architect and physician with a penchant for performing macabre and unneeded surgeries (possibly as a cover for the worship of various evil deities) who designed a Central Park high rise apartment building as a giant altar to the... Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, and comedian, known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman. ... Slavitza Jovan is a former Yugoslavian model known for her appearance as the deity Gozer in the 1984 film Ghostbusters. ... Paddi Edwards, born December 9, 1931, was an American actress. ...


The proton packs' particle throwers were originally portrayed as wands worn on each arm. Winston Zeddemore was written with Eddie Murphy in mind, but he had to decline the role as he was filming Beverly Hills Cop at the same time. If Murphy had been cast, Zeddemore would have been hired much earlier in the film, and would've accompanied the trio on their hunt for Slimer at the hotel and be slimed in place of Peter Venkman. When Ernie Hudson took over, it was decided that he be brought in later to indicate how the Ghostbusters were struggling to keep up with the outbreak of ghosts. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... Slimer Slimer is a fictional green ghost featured in the 1984 supernatural comedy movie Ghostbusters (as well as its 1989 sequel, Ghostbusters II), whose popularity soared from the subsequent spinoff animated television series The Real Ghostbusters. ... Ernie Hudson (born December 17, 1945) is an American actor. ...


Gozer's temple was the biggest and most expensive set ever to be constructed at that time.[citation needed] In order to properly light it and create the physical effects for the set, other stages needed to be shut down and all their power diverted over to the set. The hallway sets for the Sedgewick Hotel were originally built for the movie Rich and Famous in 1981 and patterned after the Algonquin Hotel in New York City, where Reitman originally wanted to do the hotel bust. The Biltmore Hotel was chosen because the large lobby allowed for a tracking shot of the Ghostbusters in complete gear for the first time. Dana Barrett and Louis Tully's apartments were constructed across two stages and were actually on the other side of their doors in the hallway, an unusual move in filmmaking. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Algonquin Hotel opened in 1902. ... The New York Biltmore Hotel was a luxury hotel in New York City founded by John McEntee Bowman. ... In motion picture terminology, a tracking shot is the same as a dolly shot or a trucking shot--the camera is mounted on a wheeled platform that is pushed on rails while the picture is being taken. ...


A problem arose during filming when it was discovered that a show was produced in 1975 by Filmation for CBS called The Ghost Busters, starring Larry Storch and Forrest Tucker. (It should be noted that this show's title is written as two words instead of one word like the 1984 movie.) Columbia Pictures prepared a list of alternative names just in case the rights could not be secured, but during the filming of the crowd for the final battle, the extras were all chanting "Ghostbusters", which inspired the producers to insist that the studio buy the rights to the name. The first Filmation logo. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Ghost Busters was a live-action childrens television series that ran from 1975 to 1976 and was not affiliated with the similarly-titled 1984 movie (it must be noted, however, that this shows producers, Filmation, got paid by Columbia Pictures for the title of the movie). ... Larry Storch (born January 8, 1923) is an American actor best known for his comedic television roles, including voiceover work for cartoons, and his live-action role the bumbling Corporal Randolph Agarn on F Troop. ... Forrest Tucker (right) in Cosmic Monsters. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ...


For the test screening of Ghostbusters, half of the ghost effects were missing, not yet having been completed by the production team.[7] The audience response was still enthusiastic, and the ghost elements were completed for the official theatrical release shortly thereafter.[7]


The film spawned a theme park special effects show at Universal Studios Florida. (The show closed some time in 1997 to make way for Twister: Ride it Out!) The Ghostbusters were also featured in a lip-synching dance show featuring Beetlejuice on the steps of the New York Public Library facade at the park after the attraction closed. The GBs were all new and "extreme" versions in the show, save for the Zeddemore character. Their Ecto-1 automobile was used to drive them around the park, and was often used in the park's annual "Macy's Holiday Parade". The show, Ecto-1, and all other Ghostbuster trademarks were discontinued in 2005 when Universal failed to renew the rights for theme park use. Currently, the Ghostbuster Firehouse can still be seen near Twister, without its GB logo and "Engine 89" ribbon. A "paranormal investigator" etching on a nearby doorway hints at the old show. Universal Studios Florida is a theme park in Orlando, Florida, part of the Universal Orlando Resort. ... This article is about the film. ... The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of Americas most significant research libraries. ...


NECA released a line of action figures based on the first movie but only produced a series of ghost characters, as Bill Murray refused the rights to use his facial likeness. Their first and only series included Gozer, Slimer (or Onionhead), the Terror Dogs (Vinz Clortho and Zuul), and a massive Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, contrasting the diminutive figure that was in the original figure line. Ertl released a die-cast 1/25 scale Ectomobile, also known as Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters' main transportation. iBooks published the novel Ghostbusters: The Return by Sholly Fisch and Rubies' Costumes has produced a Ghostbusters Halloween costume, consisting of a one-piece jumpsuit with logos and an inflatable Proton Pack. The National Entertainment Collectibles Association or NECA is an American manufacturer of collectibles typically licensed from films, sports, music, and television based in New Jersey. ... The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was the cartoon mascot of the fictitious Stay Puft Corporation which produced marshmallows in the movie Ghostbusters. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Ectomobile. ...


A scarier version of the "Librarian Ghost" puppet was created, but it was rejected for being too scary. (The film has a PG rating for language and scary moments that are unsuitable for children under age 8, according to director Ivan Reitman and actor / writer Harold Ramis.) It was recycled and reused for the 1985 horror / comedy hit, Fright Night, also released by Columbia Pictures. Richard Edlund and his team did the special effects for both films back to back. In 1984, Harvey Comics, the copyright holders of Casper the Friendly Ghost, launched a lawsuit against Columbia Pictures for $52 million in damages on the grounds that the movie's logo was copied from their character. The case was dismissed in 1986. "There are only very limited ways to draw the figure of a cartoon ghost," said Judge Peter Leisure. (Time, November 10, 1986). Ironically, years later, Dan Aykroyd would perform a reprise cameo as Ray Stantz, saying the line, "Who ya gonna call? Somebody else," in the film adaptation of Casper. The soldiers seen towards the end of the movie belong to the 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division, as evidenced by their rainbow shoulder sleeve insignia. Since the end of World War II, the 42nd Infantry Division has been the largest element of the New York Army National Guard. In the January 2007 issue of Empire there was an article comparing Ghostbusters to Gremlins. Within the article were interviews from Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, and Aykroyd confirmed that his favorite character in the film was Louis Tully, played by Rick Moranis. He said, "I could listen to his dialogue all day on my iPod". During the scene where Tully runs from the terror dog, he ends up at a restaurant. In that restaurant is a birthday party, and the girl with the pink bow is Deborah Gibson, three years before the release of her first album. // 3 December - Roger Moore steps down from the role of James Bond after twelve years and seven films. ... Fright Night is a 1985 film starring Roddy McDowall, William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, and Stephen Geoffreys. ... Richard Edlund (December 6, 1940) is a multiple Academy Award- winning US special effects photographer. ... Casper the Friendly Ghost in Theres Good Boos To-Night (1948). ... Casper the Friendly Ghost is the protagonist of the Famous Studios theatrical animated cartoon series of the same name. ... TIME redirects here. ... Dr. Raymond Ray Stantz, PhD is a fictional ghostbuster appearing in the films Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II (played by Dan Aykroyd) and in the animated television series The Real Ghostbusters (voiced by Frank Welker). ... Casper is a 1995 live-action feature film based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoons and comic strips. ... The 42d Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II, and is the division of the New York National Guard. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Seal of the National Guard Bureau Seal of the Army National Guard Seal of the Air National Guard Seal of the National Guard Missile Defense The United States National Guard is a component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air... Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Emap Consumer Media since July 1989. ... For other uses, see Gremlin (disambiguation). ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... Deborah Ann Debbie Gibson (born August 31, 1970), is an American singer-songwriter who was a teen pop icon. ...


In the middle of the film's initial release, to keep interest going, Ivan Reitman had a trailer run, which was basically the same commercial that the Ghostbusters use in the movie, but with the 555 number replaced with a 1-800 number, allowing people to call. They got a recorded message of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd saying something to the effect of "Hi. We're out catching ghosts right now." They got 1,000 calls per hour, 24 hours a day, for six weeks. Their promotion was similar to that of a calling service offered by the production of The Empire Strikes Back. In the published annotated script for the movie, there's more romantic-type banter between Dr. Venkman's "secretary," Janine Melnitz, and (a seemingly oblivious) Egon. While some of the dialogue remains in the finished movie, including a loving hug during the closing credits, Ghostbusters II seemed to drop that subplot for Janine's relationship with Louis Tully. The idea was played up expanded on a lot more, however, in The Real Ghostbusters cartoon series. Michael Ensign, the actor who played the uppity hotel concierge in the Sedgewick played virtually the same character in the film adaptation of Pink Floyd's The Wall. The cartoon initially featured Lorenzo Music as the voice of Peter Venkman, instead of Bill Murray. Lorenzo Music also played the voice of Garfield. Bill Murray then went on to play the voice of Garfield in the live-action movie. The Ghostbusters building was also used in the Seinfeld episode "The Secret Code". Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Ghostbusters II is the 1989 sequel to Ghostbusters (1984) produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. ... The Real Ghostbusters was an American animated television series based on the hit 1984 film Ghostbusters. ... }} Michael Ensign (born February 13, 1944) is a British-American actor. ... For other Pink Floyd works based around this album, see The Wall (Pink Floyd). ... Gerald David Music, (better known as Lorenzo Music (May 2, 1937 – August 4, 2001 in Brooklyn, New York), was an American actor, voice actor, writer, television producer and musician. ... This article is about the comic strip. ... For other uses, see Seinfeld (disambiguation). ... The Secret Code is an episode of NBC sitcom Seinfeld. ...


Early storyboarding for the movie, along with the casting of Paul Reubens as Gozer, indicated that Sumerian god was to take the form of Ivo Shandor, as a thin man in a business suit.[citation needed] This was eventually scrapped due to recasting. Ivo Shandor is also referenced in the third issue of the limited comic book series Spike: Asylum as the creator of the cursed grounds upon which the Mosaic Supernatural Asylum is built. Brian Lynch, the writer of the comic, is a huge Ghostbusters fan. The character was also used by White Wolf, Inc. in the Vampire: The Masquerade accessory Havens of the Damned (ISBN 1-58846-225-0). In the book Shandor was a vampire and secret architect of the Winchester Mystery House.[citation needed] Brian Lynch is an American writer, best known for writing and directing the movie Big Helium Dog. ... The logo of White Wolf Publishing, one of White Wolf, Inc. ... Vampire: The Masquerade (Revised Edition) cover. ... The Winchester Mystery House is a well-known California mansion that was under construction continuously for 38 years and is reputed to be haunted. ...


Cast

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Reception

Ghostbusters was well-received and holds a 93% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes.[10] In her review for the New York Times, Janet Maslin wrote, "Its jokes, characters and story line are as wispy as the ghosts themselves, and a good deal less substantial."[11] Newsweek magazine's David Ansen wrote, "Everyone seems to be working toward the same goal of relaxed insanity. Ghostbusters is wonderful summer nonsense."[12] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


Ghostbusters was an enormous financial success. During its first release, it grossed $229,242,989 at the box office, making it the second highest-grossing film of 1984, behind only Beverly Hills Cop.[13] At the time, these figures put it within the top ten highest-grossing films of all-time.[14] A re-release in 1985 made it surpass Beverly Hills Cop in total gross,[15] making Ghostbusters the most successful comedy of the 1980s. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... This article is about the year. ...


Music

The film score was composed by Elmer Bernstein. Orchestrators contributing to the film were Peter Bernstein, David Spear and Patrick Russ. The first film sparked the catchphrases "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!" and "I ain't 'fraid of no ghost(s)". Both came from the hit theme song written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr. The song was a huge hit, staying #1 for three weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and #1 for two weeks on the Black Singles chart. The song earned Parker an Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Song". Elmer Bernstein (pronounced Bern-steen[1]) (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an Academy and two-time Golden Globe award winning American film score composer. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Ray Erskine Parker Jr. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


The music video produced for the song is considered one of the key productions of the already booming music video industry, and was a #1 MTV video. Directed by Ivan Reitman, produced by Jeffrey Abelson, and conceptualised by Keith Williams, the video organically integrated footage of the film in a specially-designed, haunted house made entirely of neon for the music-video. The film footage was intercut with a humorous performance by Parker, and—in a first for a music-video[citation needed]—was further intercut with cameo appearances by various celebrities who joined in the call and response chorus, including Chevy Chase, Irene Cara, John Candy, Nickolas Ashford, Melissa Gilbert, Jeffrey Tambor, George Wendt, Al Franken, Danny DeVito, Carly Simon, Peter Falk and Teri Garr. The video ends with comical footage of the four Ghostbusters, in costume and character, dancing in Times Square behind Parker, joining in the singing. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ... The term Call and response may refer to Call and response -- a type of musical phrasing Call-and-response -- a type of communication Call and Response is a Californian pop band. ... For other uses, see Chevy Chase (disambiguation). ... Irene Cara (born Irene Escalera on March 18, 1959, in The Bronx, New York City) is an American singer of African, Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. ... John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Nickolas Ashford (born May 4, 1942, in Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946 in The Bronx, New York) are a successful songwriting/production team, as well as being recording artists in their own right. ... Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress, writer and producer, primarily in movies and television. ... Jeffrey Michael Tambor (born July 8, 1944) is a six-time Emmy-nominated American actor most recently noted for his on role as George Bluth Sr. ... George Robert Wendt (born October 17, 1948) is an American actor best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers. ... Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... Peter Michael Falk (born September 16, 1927) is an American actor. ... Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944)[1] is an American actress and comedienne. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ...


In autumn 1984 and throughout 1985, Huey Lewis successfully sued Ray Parker, Jr. for plagiarism, citing that Parker stole the melody from his 1983 song "I Want A New Drug". Ironically, Lewis was approached to compose the main theme song for the movie, but he declined due to his work on the soundtrack for Back to the Future. It was reported in 2001 that Lewis allegedly breached an agreement not to mention the original suit, doing so on VH1's Behind the Music.[16] Huey Lewis (born Hugh Anthony Cregg, III on July 5, 1950) is an American musician and occasional actor. ... For other uses, see Plagiarism (disambiguation). ... I Want a New Drug is a song by American rock band Huey Lewis & The News from their third album Sports (1983), released as a single. ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


Lindsey Buckingham was also approached to do the theme song based on his success with "Holiday Road" for the National Lampoon's Vacation films. He declined, reasoning that he did not want to be known as just a soundtrack artist.[citation needed] Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer with the musical group Fleetwood Mac. ... National Lampoons Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly DAngelo, Randy Quaid, and Anthony Michael Hall. ...


Influence in other media

  • In an episode of Family Guy Lois opens the fridge with Peter inside and after telling him to get out of the fridge he replies "There is no Peter, only Zuul".
  • In the 2008 film, Be Kind Rewind, Jerry (Jack Black) and Mike (Mos Def) make their own version of Ghostbusters because Jerry unintentionally erased every VHS in their video store.
  • Ghostbusters was the first videotape 'sweded' in Be Kind Rewind; Sigourney Weaver has a cameo in BKR as one of two court baliffs who comes to New Jersey to threaten Jerry and Mike with copyright infringement, many times over.
  • In the Simpsons episode "The Frying Game", the EPA inspector bears a resemblance to Walter Peck, the EPA inspector from this movie.
  • In another Simpsons episode, Homer tells Bart that the story they just heard, Hamlet, was adapted into a modern movie: Ghostbusters. The family begins dancing as the Ghostbusters theme starts playing. Another reference earlier in the skit is when Hamlet's father (Homer) visits Hamlet (Bart) in his room to tell him of his murder by his Uncle Claudius (Moe). Homer then leaves the room and phases through the wall, leaving a silhouette of green slime behind him, the same way Slimer does when he passes through walls.
  • In a Halloween episode of The Basil Brush Show, Basil and the gang form a Ghostbusters-type team to get rid of the poltergeist.
  • The film Casper featured a brief cameo of Dan Aykroyd as Ray Stanz who was hired to catch Stretch, Stinky and Fatso.
  • Lane Kim, a character in the television series Gilmore Girls tells her mother that she is studying "spores, molds, and fungus."
  • A Christmas episode of The X-Files has Gillian Anderson's Agent Scully admonish Mulder for taking her "ghostbusting."
  • In the Everybody Hates Chris episode "Everybody Hates Cutting School", Chris and his friend take off of school to see Ghostbusters and miss the surprise Earth, Wind and Fire concert at their school.
  • In the 30 Rock episode, "Sandwich Day", Liz's ex-boyfriend, Floyd, says he has a meeting a "Dr. Venkman". Liz later runs into him and realizes he used a name from Ghostbusters to lie to her. She remarks, "You used Ghostbusters for evil!"
  • In the Doctor Who episode "Army of Ghosts", the Doctor investigates the appearance of ghostlike beings in London. He dons a variety of scientific gadgets, including a backpacks which superficially resembles a Proton Pack, and utters the catch-phrase "I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts!"
  • In the Psych episode, "There's Something About Mira", Shawn wriggles out of plans by saying he has an urgent call from a client concerning 'something about a ghost in a ballroom'. Also, Ernie Hudson, who portrays Winston in both movies, plays Gus' father on this show.
  • In one of the annual Halloween cartoons on the website cartoon, Homestar Runner, one of the characters Pom Pom is seen dressed as Mr. Stay-Puft.
  • In an episode of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, when the friends think a ghost is haunting the house, Wilt asks Coco (who has a phone to hand.) who's she gonna call and she replies "Ghostbusters" (to the sound of her own name).
  • In the pilot episode of How I Met Your Mother main character Ted tells his friends Marshall and Lily about his date with Robin and claims she is the perfect girl because "She can quote obscure lines from Ghostbusters".

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Releases

The DVD version of the movie was released and became one of the fastest selling units ever on Reel.com.[17] Sony has announced that the movie will be sold on DVD and UMD formats together, as well as Blu-ray.[18] Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ...


Computer and video games

There are many computer and video games about the Ghostbusters: Computer and video games redirects here. ...

  • Ghostbusters (Activision video game), For the Atari Video Computer System (1984, 1985), and the Nintendo Entertainment System (1988)
  • Ghostbusters (Activision video game), the 1984 Activision video game for the Atari 800, Commodore 64 and others.
  • Real Ghostbusters (arcade game), a video game loosely based on the cartoon.
  • Ghostbusters II (video game), the 1989 Activision video game.
  • Ghostbusters II, the 1990 Activision video game
  • New Ghostbusters 2, The 1990 HAL Laboratory video game
  • Ghostbusters (Sega video game), the 1990 SEGA video game.
  • Extreme Ghostbusters, the 2001 LSP video game
  • Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1, the 2002 DreamCatcher video game
  • Extreme Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Invasion, the 2004 LSP video game
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the 2008 Vivendi video game for Windows, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, Wii, DS,[19] actually acting as the third installment of the series.

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Tie-in novelizations

There were two novelizations of the film published. The first, which came out around the same time the movie did, was written by Larry Milne and was 191 pages long. The narrative, interestingly, is written in the present tense, and the novel contains a behind-the-scenes section (profiling the major cast and crew members), and also the movie's complete end credits. A second novelization, written by Richard Mueller, was released in 1985. It was 65 pages longer at 256 pages, and had the extended subtitle The Supernatural Experience. Both differ from the finished version of the film in many respects, containing scenes that ultimately did not make the cut, most notably the sequence set at Fort Detmerring. Mueller's book in particular also contained a subplot involving the two homeless men played by Murray and Aykroyd in the deleted scene, who are identified as Harlan Bojay and Robert Learned Coombs. A novelization (or novelisation in British English) is a work of fiction that is written based on some other media story form rather than as an original work. ... A subtitle can refer to one of two things: an explanatory or alternate title of a book, play or film, in addition to its main title, or textual versions of a film or television programs dialogue that appear onscreen. ... A subplot is a series of connected actions within a work of narrative that function separately from the main plot. ...


A larger A4 sized book was also released by Hippo Books, containing a large number of stills - some from the movie, some publicity shots - tying in with the story on the relevant page. This publication is more child friendly than the previous two, and the story, while still quite extensive, is somewhat scaled down in detail.


References

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  3. ^ Carle, Chris (2005-12-09). Top 25 Comedies of All-Time. IGN. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  4. ^ Cammorata, Nicole; Duffy, James. Bravo's 100 Funniest Films. The Boston Globe. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  5. ^ Shay, Don (1985). Making Ghostbusters, New York: New York Zoetrope. ISBN 0918432685
  6. ^ A Ghostbusters I and II DVD pack included a 28-page booklet of copies of Ghostbusters storyboards.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Reitman, Ivan. Ghostbusters DVD commentary [DVD]. Coulmbia TriStar.
  8. ^ a b Ramis, Harold. Ghostbusters DVD commentary [DVD]. Coulmbia TriStar.
  9. ^ Proton Charging interview with Gozer actress, Slavitza Jovan. Retrieved on 2007-04-01.
  10. ^ Ghostbusters Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes
  11. ^ Maslin, Janet. "Ghostbusters", New York Times, June 8, 1984. 
  12. ^ Ansen, David. "Got a Demon in Your Icebox?", Newsweek, June 11, 1984. 
  13. ^ Boxofficemojo: Box office statistics for 1984
  14. ^ Boxofficemojo: All time domestic box office results
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  17. ^ Michael Stroud (1999-07-10). Don't Kill Your VCR. Wired Magazine. Retrieved on 13 August 2007.
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