[7] Their initial, full script draft was completed when they left the Vineyard in mid-July 1983, with a third and near-final draft ready by early August. Reitman said this solved issues with the last act by giving the characters personal stakes in the events. The 35th-anniversary version came in a limited edition steel book cover and contained unseen footage including the deleted "Fort Detmerring" scene. "[88][89] Dave Kehr countered that Aykroyd and Ramis were "curiously underutilized," but appreciated Murray's deadpan line readings. They not only allowed him to make changes, but he considered they also helped him understand how to better pace the film. The experimental packs were deemed too dangerous to use anymore. Audiences reacted with fear, laughs, and applause as the Librarian Ghost transformed from a lady into a monster. Columbia developed a $1 million ad campaign to promote the VHS release. He noted that Murray, Ramis and Aykroyd "wanted to be like the Marx brothers of the 80s." [25] While filming took place in the main reading room of the New York Public Library (they could film only early and had to be out by 10:00 am),[14] the basement library stacks were represented by the Los Angeles Central Library as Reitman said they were interchangeable. It stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Egon Spengler, a trio of eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. They bought several and modified them to represent different vehicles. As Gross described it: "[Y]ou storyboard in advance, that's like editing in advance. [111] Scrooged even traded on Ghostbusters' popularity in its marketing, using the tagline that Murray was "back among the ghosts". This included "Magic" by Mick Smiley, which plays during the scene when the ghosts are released from the Ghostbusters headquarters. It was during the opening librarian scene that Reitman knew the film worked. [8] The set was built three stories off the ground to allow for filming from low angles. There were a few great scenes in it, but it wasn't the same movie. [6], Ghostbusters was inspired by Dan Aykroyd's fascination with and belief in the paranormal. In a 2009 interview, he said: We did a sequel and it was sort of rather unsatisfying for me, because the first one to me was ... the real thing. 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So there's never been an interest in a third Ghostbusters, because the second one was disappointing ... for me, anyway. They and Candy passed on the casting. [184], Developing merchandise for a film was still a relatively new practice at the time of Ghostbusters' release, and it was only following the success of Star Wars merchandise (which had earned $2.6 billion by 1989) that other studios attempted to duplicate the idea. The Redfly Studios version does keep track of the amount of collateral damage, however, the player is not accountable for paying it (Actually, it seems that indirectly encourages damaging the environment). [133] Despite its mainstream success, it is considered an example of a cult blockbuster—a popular film with a dedicated fanbase. "[58][60] It is similarly credited with helping diminish the divide between television and film actors. [1][40] As Wilson's movement was restricted by the puppet's cables, the camera was moved around him to simulate movement. Play as the Ghostbusters going around New York fighting and catching ghosts. However, she did praise Weaver's performance as an "excellent foil" for Murray. The model was heavy and unwieldy. "[7] This left thirteen months to complete the film, with no script, effects studio, or filming start date. Seeing their television ad, a skeptical cellist, Dana Barrett, is initially dismissive but reluctantly calls them after a paranormal encounter in her kitchen. This includes the popular animated television series The Real Ghostbusters (which itself spawned a media franchise), its sequel series Extreme Ghostbusters, video games, board games, comic books, clothing, music, books, food, toys, collectables, and haunted attractions. A massive mausoleum appears in Central Park and the team fights their way into the central structure. This led to the development of more distinct identities for the three central characters: Venkman as the cool, modern salesman; Stanz as the honest, enthusiastic technician; and Spengler as the factual, stoic intellectual. [9] There were approximately 50 to 60 different theme songs developed for Ghostbusters by different artists before Parker Jr.'s involvement, though none was deemed suitable. According to Gross, this is the correct version of the sign that was used throughout Europe. [9] The Marshmallow Man was fabricated and portrayed by actor and special effects artist Bill Bryan, who modeled his walk on Godzilla. [13], Filming on location in New York lasted for about six weeks, finishing just before Christmas. 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