In the 1970s came the most controversial and accessible comedy ever seen. The National Lampoon was a magazine featuring some of the most socially terrifying taboos and became a groundbreaking publication in the world of American humour. Unafraid were the editors to approach subjects regarding politics, war, sex, drugs and culture, and nothing was allowed to stay censored; it was, indeed, best known for the highly outrageous cover art that ranged from parodic images of Van Gogh and Hitler to a gun threat against a dog. From pages full of laughs came a multimedia comedic world with radio shows, music and television all spawning from that one paper. The most memorable incarnations of the Lampoon were the 'Animal House', 'Class Reunion' and 'Vacation' movies which took the whole franchise to a new level of fame.
Ghostbusters 3 will start shooting next year. But does anyone care anymore? And will it work without Bill Murray and the late Harold Ramis?
The Ghostbusters theme song is a ubiquitous facet of popular culture, instilled in the minds of multiple generations to whom the opening strains of Ray Parker Jr’s unmistakably 80’s smash-hit is as instantly recognisable as the theme from such definite works of mass entertainment as Top Gun or Baywatch. In fact, amongst the younger generation, the song is probably more recognisable and iconic than the films themselves as today’s youth remain largely unaware of the context surrounding Ghostbuster’s initial impact upon popular culture itself. With that in mind, is a new Ghostbuster’s film that will arrive over a quarter of a decade after its predecessor really an informed move on the part of the producers that are behind yet another re-boot of a classic Hollywood franchise?
Bill Murray seems more interested in crashing weddings than appearing in the new Ghostbusters film.
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Ghostbusters III is now looking for a director
The long awaited ‘Ghostbusters 3’ is scheduled to begin filming next year, but there’s a major problem, they don’t have a director. Original director Ivan Reitman announced his discussion to step down yesterday following the death of his friend Harold Ramis, leaving a major hole in the production. So the question is, just who are they going to call?
Oringal 'Ghostbusters', director Ivan Reitman has stepped down from the third movie
Right now the rumour mill is looking towards Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind box office smash ‘The Lego Movie’. These two are undoubtedly Hollywood’s hot young directing team. ‘The Lego Movie’ grossed nearly $380 million at the box office and critics queued up to praise it, earning it a very respectable 96% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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The change up isn't thought to affect the film's schedule
Ivan Reitman – director and executive producer on both the Ghostbusters films – has decided to step down from his role as director for the proposed third film, deciding instead to take on a producer role. The decision comes in light of Harold Ramis’ death; he had been suffering from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis for several years and died last month.
Harold Ramis at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'I Love You, Man' in 2009
Ramis, who played Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies, had a huge influence on many comedy actors and writers today. And it was his later work, most notably on, National Lampoon's Vacation, Groundhog Day and Analyze This, that really cemented his reputation as a comedy mastermind. And so profound was his impact on Reitman, that following his funeral, the director decided to re-think his Ghostbusters III role.
Bill Murray remembered Harold Ramis at the Oscars on Sunday.
Bill Murray, the American actor who lost out on the Oscar for best actor for Lost In Translation all those years ago, paid tribute to his late friend and colleague Harold Ramis while presenting the Academy Award for best cinematography last night.
Bill Murray Paid Tribute To His Late Friend Harold Ramis at the Oscars
After the nominees were announced, Murray - presenting with Amy Adams - looked on with a wry smile and added, "We forgot one. Harold Ramis, for Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day."
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This week we lost the talented Harold Ramis, which made us rather sad indeed. Then we heard about these celebrity break-ups and...pass us the tissues.
So Long Harold Ramis: This week, the world lost the comedy talent known as Harold Ramis: Ghostbusters actor and the man behind many a funny comedy film. Ramis died after complications associated with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. Ramis' fellow industry figures and his league of fans across the globe have clamoured to pay tribute to the legendary filmmaker, with even Barack Obama dropping a Caddyshack joke to honour the star. Stacks of twinkies have been left outside the Ghostbusters fire station in Tribeca, as an ode the wonderful Ramis and his cinematic legacy. RIP Harold Ramis: 1944 - 2014.
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After the death of Harold Ramis, what will happen to 'Ghostbusters III'?
The sad death of ‘Ghostbuster’s’ star Harold Remis on Monday has seen his friends and colleagues pay tribute to the much loved comedy writer, director and actor, but what does it mean for the much delayed ‘Ghostbusters III’ movie?
Will we ever get a 'Ghostbusters III'?
Real talk of a third ‘Ghostbusters’ movie started in 1996 when Ramis’s co writer and co-star Dan Akroyd said he had written a draft of the script and said that the studio wanted to make it. Akroyd’s script was set to transport the ‘Ghostbusters’ to an alternate version of Manhattan called Manhellton, where the people and places are "hellish" versions of their originals and where the Ghostbusters meet the devil.
Continue reading: After The Death Of Harold Ramis: What Now For 'Ghostbusters III'?
The supernatural comedy sequel will go ahead as planned.
Ghostbusters III remains on course for release despite the death of Harold Ramis, who was set to play one of the main characters. Ramis died on Monday after a long illness, prompting countless tributes from those who knew and respected the filmmaker as well as from his fans across the globe.
Harold Ramis' Death Was Saddening But Will Not Prevent A Third 'Ghostbusters' Being Released.
Ramis' Ghostbusters co-stars, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis, have also paid their respects to their long-time friend but are seemingly prepared to see the new movie through without him.
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Harold Ramis was not just a 'Ghostbuster' he was also a prolific comedy writer and director as these films show.
Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis sadly passed away last night at age 69. Tributes have been flooding in with many of Hollywood’s biggest names wishing to pay their respects to the ‘Ghostbuster’s’ star. Remis’s career included writing, directing and starring in some of the greatest comedies of the last thirty years. In tribute to Ramis, here’s a look back at 10 of movies he’ll be remembered for.
Harold Ramis Was Part of the Legendary Comedy 'Animal House'
Animal House (1978)
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Bill Murray has paid tribute to his late friend and co-star.
Bill Murray has led the influx of celebrity tributes to the actor and director Harold Ramis, who died aged 69 on Monday. Murray most memorably starred alongside Ramis in the 1984 supernatural comedy Ghostbusters in which they played a team of contract ghost hunters.
Bill Murray Has Added His Voice To The Tributes For Harold Ramis.
Ramis had been suffering for some time with an infection that resulted in complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, though his death has still shaken the Hollywood community and has saddened the talented filmmaker's fans across the globe.
Continue reading: Bill Murray On Harold Ramis: "He Earned His Keep On This Planet"
Harold Ramis was the mind behind some of our favorite comedies of the 80s and 90s.
Harold Ramis, director of some of the most memorable comedies of the 20th century, has died at age 69. Ramis, who had movies like Groundhog Day and Analyse This under his directing belt, was probably best known to audiences as one of the stars of 1984’s Ghostbusters.
Today, fans and friends fondly remember Ramis' numerous contrinutions to comedy.
Ramis, who did a bit of everything – writing, directing and the occasional acting gig – died Monday at his Chicago-area home of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, said. He was 69 and had been battling the illness for four years, according to the LA Times.
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Harold Ramis has died aged 69. He leaves behind a respected back catalogue of comedy works.
Harold Ramis had died aged 69. The Ghostbusters actor was surrounded by his family when he passed away at 12.53am on Monday (February 24, 2014) from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Harold Ramis Has Died
One of Hollywood's most successful comedy filmmakers, Ramis gained fame when Groundhog Day became an instant classic upon its release in 1993 and Ghostbusters still ranks as one of the highest-grossing comedies.
Continue reading: Harold Ramis Dead At 69, Hollywood Mourns A True Legend
In a prehistoric woodland village, the goof-off Zed (Black) isn't a very good hunter, while the smart-but-shy Oh (Cera) isn't the best gatherer. After breaking the community's one rule, they're banished, heading off over the mountains. There they run into the biblical world, linking up with Cain (the hilariously slippery Cross), Abraham (Azaria) and Isaac (Mintz-Plasse) on the way to Sodom to rescue their enslaved semi-girlfriends (Raphael and Temple).
But a nasty soldier (Jones), scheming princess (Wilde) and flamboyant high priest (Platt) are in their way.
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Date of birth
21st November, 1944
Date of death
24th February, 2014