GHOSTBUSTERS ( filming location video ) Bill Murray

GHOSTBUSTERS ( filming location video ) Bill Murray

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Ghostbusters (titled on-screen as Ghost Busters) is a 1984 American science fiction comedy film written by co-stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators. The film was released in the United States on June 8, 1984 and like several films of the era, teamed Aykroyd and/or Ramis with headliner Bill Murray. It was produced and directed by Ivan Reitman, who also directed Stripes, and stars Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson. With inflation adjustments, the film’s original release grossed over $500 million US dollars counting sales in just the U.S., making it domestically one of the highest-grossing films of 1984 and also domestically the 31st highest-grossing film.

The film’s theme song, “Ghostbusters”, written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr., sparked the catchphrases “Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” and “I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost(s)”. 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”.

The concept was inspired by Aykroyd’s own fascination with the paranormal and it was conceived as a vehicle for himself and friend John Belushi, fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus.
The original story, as written by Aykroyd, was very different from what was eventually filmed. In that early version, a group of Ghostbusters travelled 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.

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. 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 in May-June 1982.

Aykroyd and Ramis initially wrote the script with roles written especially for Belushi, Eddie Murphy and John Candy. However, Belushi died during the writing of the screenplay, and neither Murphy nor Candy would commit to the movie, so Aykroyd and Ramis made some changes and polished a basic, sci-fi-oriented screenplay for their final draft.

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.

Louis Tully was originally conceived as a conservative man in a business suit played by comedian John Candy, but with Candy unable to commit to the role, it was taken by Rick Moranis, portraying Louis as a geek. Gozer was originally going to appear in the form of Ivo Shandor as a slender, unremarkable man in a suit played by Paul Reubens. In the end, the role was played by Yugoslav model Slavitza Jovan.

Harold Ramis had no intention of acting in any role in the film as he planned on only helping Aykroyd write the screenplay.

Feeling he knew the character best since he created him, Ramis accepted the role of Egon. He credits this move in revitalizing his acting career, as Ramis had previously focused on off-screen work such as writing and directing.

Winston Zeddemore was written with Eddie Murphy in mind, but Murphy 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 have accompanied the trio on their hunt for Slimer at the hotel and been 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

50 Comments

  1. charrua59 on July 13, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Best filming location video ever made!

  2. alleygh0st on July 13, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Very cool, and really well done.
    Tres bien fait, mec.

  3. Dóka B. Dániel on July 13, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Good job! 😀💓

  4. I'm here for the sarcasm on July 13, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    My man. Every one of your videos deserves a thumbs up!

  5. Tom Smith on July 13, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Brilliant

  6. Timothy Cormier on July 13, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Harve, I am absolutely addicted to these videos. I can’t stop watching them. What a great idea for a channel!!! Bravo sir!! BRAVO!!!

  7. chefjason1983 on July 13, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    great job love it

  8. jedijones on July 13, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    In related news, protesters have torn down the ghost logo sign in the firehouse to protest white supremacy. They say ghosts have always been white and we should have some black ones now.

  9. keith4usa1 on July 13, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Another Brilliant job done by Herve !!!  I just love Herve’s  style !!!!!  Well done.

  10. jedijones on July 13, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Glad to see Slimer still lives and eats in the firehouse. LOL

  11. Brad Peterson on July 13, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Excellent!

  12. DVDF Merlin on July 13, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    02:11 what type of douche wears a hoodie indoors.

  13. antonio galvez on July 13, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    6:49 Debbie Gibson!

  14. sci3ntologist on July 13, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Amazing video!!
    Little known fact but the interiors of the ghost house were actually filmed in another fire hall, in California.

  15. Alessandro Olmi on July 13, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Absolutely awesom! Congratulations from Italy!

  16. MaXGTS1 on July 13, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Awesome.  I’m heading to NYC soon and this video gave me ideas for places to visit.

  17. Ross Williams on July 13, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Another absolute Gem

  18. The Julian Lopez on July 13, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Genius, this is wonderful! Thank you!

  19. Ben BamBoo on July 13, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    What a great video. The morphing effects and how you tried to match the exact perspectives was awesome. Seeing Slimer in the firehouse was the capper. Thanks for doing this!

  20. ThatEpisodeSimp on July 13, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Bill💕

  21. Dutch Ghostbuster on July 13, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    herve how are you doing?
    Are you still making these awesome videos?

  22. TheTigersbay on July 13, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    That was just brilliant . Thank you 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙏

  23. westfourstreet design on July 13, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Great job. Thanks for the effort of putting this together. Loved it!

  24. Martin Brody on July 13, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Great stuff, Herve! I recently re-watched Ghostbusters for the first time in about 20 years and had forgotten how funny that film is! Quality, laugh out loud one liners, especially from Murray.

  25. Antonio Galvez on July 13, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    On the restorant scene was Debbie Gibson
    Was a little girl was celebrating her birthday 12 with her family

  26. streams 1.21 74 123 on July 13, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    went to these locations myself a few years ago
    … I was lucky enougth to go inside fire house. amazing. great film great soundtrack. great new York.

  27. Scott Page on July 13, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Bravo Sir

  28. Fin The Shark on July 13, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Am I the only one that thought this was gonna be a vid on the set for the new movie coming out?

  29. Transwest Permit Service on July 13, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    3:55

  30. Enrique Ninetwisted on July 13, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    hahaha muy bueno

  31. Philip Watson 82 on July 13, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    EPIC WORK 🎥👏🏼🎥💯👌🏼💯

  32. thomasanderson parra on July 13, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    GOOD job

  33. 2000jago on July 13, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Aside from the crazy audio levels, that was one cool vid!  Thanks!

  34. Mark Priss on July 13, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    i gotta say this is pretty awesome! i think i will be subscribing to your channel sir!

  35. Goligo Go on July 13, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    You put some time into it and a great job! Highly enjoyable to watch

  36. Stefan Krohn on July 13, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Great work !!!!! Please more !

  37. gold333 on July 13, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    What is that Logo in the beginning Attia? The European Pathe cinema copied that logo? Someone plz explain.

  38. Bradley Parker on July 13, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    call me….dick

  39. PIERCED6966 on July 13, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    This one i didnt find as much fun with you walking in the sets, but still good.

  40. Kevin Sullwold on July 13, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    I love that the fire company has the GB lighted sign inside.

  41. Mattia Bianucci Trainer on July 13, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    What you do is amazing! Keep it up! 🙂

  42. pcktlwyr on July 13, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    nice spin on the YT genre

  43. Alexander Pytko on July 13, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    I thought that they closed that restaurant down.

  44. The Steel City Storm on July 13, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    That was AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  45. JoefromNJ1 on July 13, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    is that Tavern on the green?

  46. M Taylor on July 13, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    I enjoy your videos, not sure why you don’t get as many views as Daily Woo and Daze the Lion

  47. Russell Jennings on July 13, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Dude you make really good content. Thx.

  48. Buzz*Duh on July 13, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    It’s nice to see many of these locations look practically identical and unchanged from the early 1980s

  49. staypuft8282 on July 13, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Top of my bucket list is to one day visit GBHQ. Great vid dude.

  50. capo chevy on July 13, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    you are a kinnngggg 

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