Discuss Ghostbusters: Afterlife, released on November 19, 2021 and directed by Jason Reitman.
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I swear to god if this movie quotes Randy Edelman’s hero theme just once…I’ll die happy. Just as a knowing wink from the filmmakers to the fans to be like “yeah. We got you. You’re in good hands”. I’ve always loved that theme. I know some people don’t think it works having such a heroic theme for the GB’s, but I do. The juxtaposition of these schlubby guys getting this awesome Superman-esq theme. Lol.

Ghostbusters 2 really is a very different looking and sounding movie from the first film. The first one feels like this gritty New York movie, the grainy cinematography, the crassness. You feel it. Then the 2nd film feels much more like this corporate thing. It’s clean, better sets, bright lights. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE GB2. But they are very different films from an aesthetic stand point. I actually quite enjoy the GB2 cinematography & sets. The first film has this feeling of being held together by duct tape, ya know? We can see wires, matte lines, ,light bulbs. The 2nd film there’s none of that. Which is funny because both films cost a lot of money. The first films budget is huge for the time.

As for the score? I like what I hear. Clearly they are going for the Elmer Bernstein vibe, quoting the Ecto plasm music from the first film.

3 more months ladies & gents. Blink & it’ll be here. We have 3 months for the box office to hopefully start showing signs of life. The first big test is going to be James Bond. No digital home version available at the same time. The problem seems to be the 2ND weekend. Some films do alright opening weekend and then seem to just plummet on the 2nd weekend.

3 months.
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mrmichaelt wrote: August 10th, 2021, 5:31 pmHasbro's GB site has been updated with listings and demo videos of toys.

Snippet of the score in this how-to video.
Love it. Fits right in there.
There is definitely a hint of the gremlin score hidden in there at the beginning at around 12 seconds. Love the familiar eerie bits and boops they incorporated at the end.

What did they use again for that? Was it the same instrument that was used for the Star Trek score? I forgot.
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Alphagaia wrote: There is definitely a hint of the gremlin score hidden in there at the beginning at around 12 seconds. Love the familiar eerie bits and boops they incorporated at the end.

What did they use again for that? Was it the same instrument that was used for the Star Trek score? I forgot.
I believe Bernstein really used the ondes martenot a lot for the GB1 score. All I remember from Trek was the opening Klingon scene with the angklung. Not sure if Goldsmith used the martenot, too.
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Alphagaia wrote: August 10th, 2021, 11:49 pm O yeahhhh, that's how you call that thing. Love it.

I like how it's mostly known nowadays for Radiohead and Ghostbusters. Doesn't help with believing the world doesn't revolve around my interests, mind.
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Kingpin wrote: August 10th, 2021, 7:17 pm When the "spooky" notes from when Venkman's trying to clean the slime off of his hands while in the Library basement kicked in... :)

Definitely digging the direction the score's going in.
Nice to hear the Yamaha DX7 at the very beginning too. Real Ghostbusters staple that you don't really notice until you hear it in a different context.
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I'm hoping that the Warner Brothers decision to stop putting their movies on HBO Max same day leads to some positive box office results over the next 3 months. I was really worried when I saw the earnings for opening weekend of The Suicide Squad. I know all the major studios were looking at that in conjunction with Delta, and it did not go well. Which is a shame, that movie is pretty fantastic.

Afterlife being a theater exclusive is a good thing in my opinion. And maybe the metric is slightly different for that reason. But unfortunately, we're in the fallout phase for studios' pivot in the Covid Era. And I know a $180 million movie only earning $70 something million worldwide on opening weekend has the studios nervous.

Long story short, let's just hope this movie doesn't get another postponement.
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It's beyond annoying to just drop photos like that online with no context but damn it is good to see.
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deadderek wrote: August 11th, 2021, 1:08 pm Holy.Shit.
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Ha I was just about to post that.


Looks like we are going back to the firehouse at some point.
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