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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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On the heels of 2005's blockbuster The 40-Year-Old Virgin, writer/director Judd Apatow again mines hilarity from the relatably human in a comedy about a one-night stand with unexpected consequences: Knocked Up. Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy, Roswell) joins Virgin alums Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann for a comic look about the best thing that will ever ruin your best-laid plans: parenthood.
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Date of birth
21st November, 1944
Date of death
24th February, 2014
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