Ghostbusters (1984) – ☆☆☆☆☆

There is nothing about Ghostbusters that isn’t fantastic.

Ivan Reitman is at the peak of his directorial powers while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis sparkle with effortless chemistry.

Sigourney Weaver lends strength and weight to the film as the female lead, and Rick Moranis steals every scene he appears in.

Meanwhile, Elmer Bernstein’s score continues to be underrated (see Dana’s Theme). It can be little surprise why the characters and story left a lifelong impression on fans.

The answer is its timeless charm.

From the characters, the costume design, and New York as a setting.

It is worth noting how little modern buildings feature in the film from the opening with the library, the University campus, firehouse and Dana’s apartment building.

Let’s not forget the iconography of Ghostbusters. The logo, the equipment and the car. Ecto-1 has arguably the greatest reveal of any car in film history.

Author: Grant McKenzie

Grant McKenzie is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and streamer. He is the founder of Cross/Rip. He works in radio and has written for Bella Caledonia, DC Thomson and Johnston Press in both news and sport. Grant has worked covering the SPFL, Solheim Cup and European Tour. He also streams regularly on Twitch talking about various issues including mental health. Grant is also a proud Dundonian studying a part time MA degree at the University of Dundee.

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