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Entertainment industry observers credit Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live with reversing the negative perception of New York City in the early 1980s. [8] [181] Weaver said: "I think it was a love letter to New York and New Yorkers ... the doorman saying, 'Someone brought a cougar to a party'—that's so New York. When we come down covered with marshmallow, and there are these crowds of New Yorkers of all types and descriptions cheering for us ... it was one of the most moving things I can remember". [69] [71] It is similarly credited with helping diminish the divide between television and film actors. Talent agent Michael Ovitz said that before Ghostbusters, television actors were only considered for minor roles in film. [8] [181] Describing Ghostbusters ' enduring popularity, Reitman said "kids are all worried about death and... ghost-like things. By watching Ghostbusters, there's a sense that you can control this, that you can mitigate it somehow and it doesn't have to be that frightening. It became this movie that parents liked to bring their kids to—they could appreciate it on different levels but still watch it together". [15] Cultural influence [ edit ] Best Comedies". IGN. November 28, 2018. Archived from the original on January 15, 2019 . Retrieved January 15, 2019. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Galloway, Stephen (July 15, 2016). "The Making of a Comedy Classic: Director Ivan Reitman Spills the Secrets Behind the Original Ghostbusters". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on December 19, 2018 . Retrieved December 18, 2018. a b c Thompson, Simon (July 17, 2019). " Ghostbusters Brand Crosses The (Revenue) Streams For Halloween". Forbes. Archived from the original on July 20, 2019 . Retrieved July 20, 2019.

Main article: List of Ghostbusters characters Stars of the film include (l-r) Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and Annie Potts Whalley, Jim (2010). Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy, and American Culture: From Chevy Chase to Tina Fey. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-10358-0. a b McMillan, Graeme (June 7, 2019). " Ghostbusters Fans Get Chance to Build Their Own Ectomobiles". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 8, 2019 . Retrieved July 27, 2019.

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a b c d Castrodale, Jelisa (June 6, 2014). "30 Things You Need to Know About Ghostbusters on Its 30th Anniversary". People. Archived from the original on May 4, 2017 . Retrieved June 14, 2019. a b c d e f g h i j k Wood, Jennifer (July 6, 2016). "Ivan Reitman: Why We're Still Talking About Ghostbusters 30 Years Later". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 14, 2019 . Retrieved June 12, 2019. Readers' Poll: The 25 Greatest Movies of the 1980s". Rolling Stone. February 19, 2014. Archived from the original on January 15, 2019 . Retrieved January 15, 2019. Purple Rain' Ousts Ghostbusters as No. 1". The New York Times. United Press International. August 1, 1984. Archived from the original on June 24, 2019 . Retrieved June 25, 2019. a b c d Feldman, Brian (August 7, 2014). "A Roundup of Every Ghostbusters 3 Rumor From the Past 25 Years". Vulture. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015 . Retrieved July 18, 2019.

Evans, Bradford (April 7, 2011). "The Lost Roles of Eddie Murphy". Vulture. Archived from the original on June 21, 2019 . Retrieved June 21, 2019. The Ghostbusters score was composed by Elmer Bernstein and performed by the 72-person Hollywood Studio Symphony orchestra at The Village in West Los Angeles, California. It was orchestrated by David Spear and Bernstein's son Peter. [43] [44] Elmer Bernstein had previously scored several of Reitman's films and joined the project early on, before all the cast had been signed. [43] Reitman wanted a grounded, realistic score and did not want the music to tell the audience when something was funny. [41] Bernstein used the ondes Martenot (effectively a keyboard equivalent of a theremin) to produce the "eerie" effect. Bernstein had to bring a musician from England to play the instrument because there were so few trained ondists. He also used three Yamaha DX7 synthesizers. [43] [44] In a 1985 interview Bernstein described Ghostbusters as the most difficult score he had written, finding it challenging to balance the varying comedic and serious tones. He created an "antic" theme for the Ghostbusters he described as "cute, without being really way out". He found the latter parts of the film easier to score, aiming to make it sound "awesome and mystical". [43] Miska, Brad (December 31, 2018). "Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray to Cameo in the 'Zombieland' Sequel? [Rumor]". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on May 31, 2019 . Retrieved July 31, 2019. Ghostbusters was turned into a special-effects laden stage show at Universal Studios Florida, which ran from 1990 to 1996, based mainly on the final battle with Gozer. The 2019 Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida hosted a haunted maze attraction featuring locations, characters, and ghosts from the film. [200] [182] The film has also been homaged or explicitly referred to across a variety of media including film, [r] television, [204] and video games. [205] [206] Aykroyd reprised his Ghostbuster character for a cameo in Casper (1995), [201] and the celebratory parade at the film's denouement inspired the ending of the 2012 superhero film The Avengers, showing the world celebrating the eponymous team's victory. [207] Critical reassessment [ edit ]a b c Winning, Joshua (May 24, 2016). "How to tour New York City like a Ghostbuster – from Dana's Central Park apartment to Ghostbusters HQ". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on June 16, 2019 . Retrieved June 16, 2019. The 100 Greatest Movie Characters- 44. Peter Venkman". Empire. Archived from the original on November 7, 2011 . Retrieved June 17, 2020. Makuch, Eddie (March 18, 2015). " Ghostbusters Content Coming to Family Guy Mobile Game". GameSpot. Archived from the original on July 21, 2019 . Retrieved August 5, 2019.

Harmetz, Aljean (December 29, 1985). "The Man Re-Animating Disney". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 30, 2015 . Retrieved June 27, 2019. a b c d Kiang, Jessica (June 8, 2012). "5 Things You Might Not Know About Ghostbusters". IndieWire. Archived from the original on April 6, 2018 . Retrieved June 14, 2019. Green, Willow (March 20, 2018). "The 100 Greatest Movies". Empire. Archived from the original on July 5, 2019 . Retrieved July 5, 2019.

a b c Squires, John (April 26, 2018). "FX Master Steve Johnson on Creating Slimer With the Help of Cocaine and John Belushi's Ghost [Exclusive]". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on June 18, 2019 . Retrieved June 18, 2019. Ghostbusters was released in 1989 on LaserDisc, a format then experiencing a resurgence in popularity. The release offered a one-disc version, and a two-disc special edition version featuring deleted scenes, a split-screen demonstration of the film's effects, the screenplay, and other special features. In a 1999 interview for the DVD release, Reitman admitted he was not involved in the LaserDisc versions and had been embarrassed by the visual changes that "pumped up the light level so much you saw all the matte lines", highlighting flaws in the special effects. [127] [128] [129] Ghostbusters was also the first full-length film to be released on a USB flash drive when PNY Technologies did so in 2008. [130] a b c d Dodd, Scott (February 26, 2014). "Is Ghostbusters secretly an anti-EPA screed?". Salon. Archived from the original on August 16, 2019 . Retrieved August 17, 2019. The Best Conservative Movies". National Review. February 5, 2009. Archived from the original on January 28, 2022 . Retrieved January 14, 2022.

a b c d e f g Mcgranaghan, Mike (July 7, 2016). "The Best Moments in Ghostbusters History". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on July 3, 2019 . Retrieved July 3, 2019.Ghostbusters: THR's 1984 Review". The Hollywood Reporter. November 11, 2014. Archived from the original on April 4, 2019 . Retrieved August 14, 2019.

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