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By Hairy Biker
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deadderek wrote: January 28th, 2021, 7:39 pmImage

Until today I never noticed Egon is holding a cigarette in this photo.

On a related note, I'll bet anyone $20 once someone at Sony notices it will be one of their many many victims to get edited.
Harold Ramis was a smoker. This photo was probably taken during a break in filming which is why he has it.

Whats really cool is if you find photos from the old National Lampoon days you'll see heaps of photos of College era Venkman and Spengler smoking cigarettes and "other" cigarettes.
By Alex Newborn
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The Ghostbusters all smoked on-camera in GB1 except for Egon, but by the sequel just five years later, only Ray is seen to still have the habit, although only in pipe and cigar form.

If Sony starts deleting cigarettes from on-set photos-- as the Disney corporation has long done of candid pics of Walt Disney-- will they also retouch the films themselves?

And if they go that far, what about the Electronic Press Kit?



Two quick frame-grabs of both Harold and Annie with cigarettes.

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And I just found this clip the other day. Dan Aykroyd during the press day for Ghostbusters in May of '84. Folks on the YouTube comments said they found the smoking as distracting as his socks.



Alex
By BRD 527
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Alex Newborn wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 9:45 pm
And I just found this clip the other day. Dan Aykroyd during the press day for Ghostbusters in May of '84. Folks on the YouTube comments said they found the smoking as distracting as his socks.



Alex
Wow I never noticed Dan was in Temple of Doom before! :blush:

My dad used to where goofy socks like that with his elbow pad suits to church all the time in the 80's lol :love:
By Alex Newborn
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BRD 527 wrote: February 4th, 2021, 7:47 am
Wow I never noticed Dan was in Temple of Doom before! :blush:
Yup, he plays Weber, the guy who secures them a flight on a cargo plane full of live poultry.

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His presence in both Ghostbusters and Temple of Doom in '84 made him one of the top-rated actors for that year, in terms of appearing in profitable films.

http://www.throwmetheidol.com/autographs/aykroyd.jpg

I usually share this behind-the-scenes pic on social media every year on July 1st, without explanation.

(It's Dan's real date of birth, and also the fictitious Indy's date of birth. :P )


Can anyone think of other times Ghostbusters actors had small cameos in other films?


Alex
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By deadderek
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Have seen the movie countless times and still stumble on things.

Never before noticed the person on the side of the Firehouse.

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By Coover5
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Was watching my VHS copy of the 15th anniversary release and noticed so many matte lines I hadn't before. Not sure why they seemed so apparent this time but it surprised me. Going to watch the DVD or Blu Ray to see if I can spot them that way too.
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By Dr.D
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Has anyone else noticed Ray's dialogue during the montage? I had never noticed until recently, but the shot of the three of them in Rockefeller Plaza (when Venkman is wearing the goggles). If you listen real close, you can hear someone saying "what is it?" and you can hear Ray respond loudly with "ECTOPLASM!"

Turn it up and listen hard. Either that or I'm nuts.
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By JA Slow
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If Sony starts deleting cigarettes from on-set photos-- as the Disney corporation has long done of candid pics of Walt Disney-- will they also retouch the films themselves?

Well they digitally elongated Madison's hair to fully cover her bum bum in Splash (1984). I'm sure they'll continue this habit.
By Alex Newborn
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I was watching Ghostbusters in a different language setting (Italian), and my eyes began to wander to little details I normally don't catch.

Here was one of those 'how did I never notice that before' moments.



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By mrmichaelt
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Alex Newborn wrote: September 30th, 2021, 6:38 am I was watching Ghostbusters in a different language setting (Italian), and my eyes began to wander to little details I normally don't catch.

Here was one of those 'how did I never notice that before' moments.

Maybe there was telekinetic activity as a precursor to Zuul making it's presence super known at the kitchen door, then the arms and pulling her in on her armchair. Like Louis with Vinz, she didn't notice it at first then the dog decided to be more direct but they cut out Zuul's gag to make it a real scary moment overall and save the chuckles for Louis's scene.

But real world, I seem to recall after filming pre-explosion scenes in Dana's apartment they had to reshoot so the pre-explosion apartment had to be rebuilt. And that scene of her putting the bags down was part of it? OR more likely, during filming of that scene, between takes, the prop people made a slight mistake as they restaged the scene - they were going on memory and sometimes polaroids. Or what I think is the likely scenario: in two different takes of the scene, Sigourney placed them in different spots and no one noticed during post and happened to marry parts of both takes together for the final cut.
By Alex Newborn
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I think the latter theory is the most likely.

The apartment set *was* rebuilt, but it was only for the shot of the kitchen door opening to reveal the Terror Dog super-puppet.

From p. 112 of Don Shay's Making Ghostbusters:

"Articulated puppets take a long time to build—and we knew the articulated Terror Dog wouldn't be ready until our last couple days of shooting. So all of the shots requiring an articulated dog, such as the one in Dana‘s kitchen, had to wait until the very end.
Unfortunately, by that time, Dana's apartment set had been completely trashed for later scenes in the film — holes knocked in the walls and floors torn up and that sort of thing.
So after everything else was done, John DeCuir and his crew had to go in and put that set completely back together—for oneTerror Dog shot." ~ Michael Gross

[stress added]

Here's a comparison of the original build (top) and the rebuild (bottom).

Budgets being what they are, I am certain they only re-built everything the camera is seeing in the bottom screencap.

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By Ryusui
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Something I only caught on to years later was after they busted Slimer. After Egon says "it's in there", there's a slight tapping sound and Peter says "Hey!" I always thought Peter was responding to Egon's comment. Like a mildly impressed celebratory "ay!". And that the tapping was just Egon messing with the trap. I only realized a few years ago that it's actually Slimer knocking on the trap from inside and Peter scolding him. :sigh:
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By Hairy Biker
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Ryusui wrote: October 22nd, 2021, 2:12 am Something I only caught on to years later was after they busted Slimer. After Egon says "it's in there", there's a slight tapping sound and Peter says "Hey!" I always thought Peter was responding to Egon's comment. Like a mildly impressed celebratory "ay!". And that the tapping was just Egon messing with the trap. I only realized a few years ago that it's actually Slimer knocking on the trap from inside and Peter scolding him. :sigh:
Wait....what??!! Holy....I never thought of that! I always thought Peter was ticking his tongue then responding to Egon!
I was today years old when I learnt this and the scene is now even better because of it. Thank you sir!
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By ghoulishfright
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Can't believe it took me this long to notice, but the "heat 'em up" routine is basically a dick joke.


PETER
Got your stick?

RAY, EGON, WINSTON
Holding it.

PETER
Heat 'em up.

RAY, EGON, WINSTON
Smoking.

PETER
Make them hard.

They make their "wands" erect.


RAY, EGON, WINSTON
Ready.

PETER
Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.
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By Indy Magnoli
#4961370
I don't know how many times I've seen Ghostbusters... but I only caught this for the first time last night. Check out what Dana has in her apartment:

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It's a red ceramic version of Tlazoleteotl, known better to Indiana Jones fans as the inspiration for the Gold Fertility Idol:

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I'm sure I'm not the first person to spot this, but I still love discovering these things after many years.

Kind regards,
Magnoli
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By jonogunn
#4961378
ghoulishfright wrote: November 20th, 2021, 6:37 pm Can't believe it took me this long to notice, but the "heat 'em up" routine is basically a dick joke.


PETER
Got your stick?

RAY, EGON, WINSTON
Holding it.

PETER
Heat 'em up.

RAY, EGON, WINSTON
Smoking.

PETER
Make them hard.

They make their "wands" erect.


RAY, EGON, WINSTON
Ready.

PETER
Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.
Unfortunately Netflix got the subtitles wrong. “Make ‘em hot!”

Same with GB2 “full neutronas” was “fully charged”
By Matt Campbell
#4961462
In Ghostbusters II during the old train tunnel scene when the staked severed heads pop up surrounding Winston, Egon & Ray, at first they all have their hard hats on and then there’s a brief second where there’s a quick shot of the 3 of them circling around the heads screaming and Winston’s hard hat is gone, and then there’s a close up reaction shot of Winston and his hat is magically back on his head and stays there for the rest of the sequence. Just noticed that during the last time I watched that flick the other day.
By gerv
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When Ray gets out of the elevator in the hotel and powers on his gun i never realised he also activates the pop mech to extend the barrel.

And for years i never noticed Stay Puft was missing his red tie thing when getting blasted. Also the hydraulic cables controlling stay pufts facial motions i never noticed until the blu ray release, on vhs it was hard to make out what it was.
By gerv
#4961566
ghoulishfright wrote: November 20th, 2021, 6:37 pm Can't believe it took me this long to notice, but the "heat 'em up" routine is basically a dick joke.


PETER
Got your stick?

RAY, EGON, WINSTON
Holding it.

PETER
Heat 'em up.

RAY, EGON, WINSTON
Smoking.

PETER
Make them hard.

They make their "wands" erect.


RAY, EGON, WINSTON
Ready.

PETER
Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.
The way peter says "make em hard" almost sounds like "make em hot", he pronounces it in a really odd way. For a good while i thought it was make em hot then realised the visual of the wands extending was a wang joke.
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By robbritton
#4961570
It's a little thing, but I never noticed that you can hear Stay Puft grunting with exertion from climbing the building while the GBs are having their "cross the streams" discussion until I watched it on headphones just now!
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By ghoulishfright
#4961791
GhostFaceX wrote: November 26th, 2021, 9:31 pm I forgot where exactly, but I'll find it again.. but in one scene in GB2 Ray has two cigars sticking out of the arm sleeve on his suit.
Yes, I believe in the "Suck in the guts, we're the Ghostbusters" scene... I find it funny that GB2 was aimed more towards kids, and they got rid of the incessant cigarette smoking seen in the first film, but Dan Aykroyd just didn't give a f***, and he smokes -- not cigarettes -- but big, fat cigars in multiple scenes. I wonder if the censors were more tolerant of cigars for some strange reason.
By gerv
#4961793
jonogunn wrote: November 23rd, 2021, 5:23 pm
ghoulishfright wrote: November 20th, 2021, 6:37 pm Can't believe it took me this long to notice, but the "heat 'em up" routine is basically a dick joke.




Unfortunately Netflix got the subtitles wrong. “Make ‘em hot!”

Same with GB2 “full neutronas” was “fully charged”



Doubt it was make em hot, "make em hard" fits in with the visual of the wand barel extending as a dick joke.
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