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Ghostbusters: Afterlife


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Just saw the film tonight and I love it!!! The score is fantastic and I wish more films sounded like this one. 

On 29/11/2021 at 4:31 PM, WampaRat said:

Not sure if this interview with Rob Simonson and sound editor Will Files has been shared already. Really informative. A great technical analysis into what makes some of these classic scores of the 80s sound the way they do (other than the obvious reasons;)

 

 

Finally saw the film. Really enjoyed it. I could see why it would get passed off as just re-packaging your nostalgia for the original. But when something is made with this much care and craft, it’s hard for me not to be won over by it.

Yes yes yes! Just listened to this right after I saw the film. A masterclass in the 80's sensibilities of soundscapes, but not only that - a masterclass for film sound in general. Just awesome. If I ever get the chance to direct a film, this is what I want one of them to sound like (if not all of them - I say that small caveat because I wanna do one like Mank or a TCM film someday).

 

https://letterboxd.com/frankie_w/film/ghostbusters-afterlife/ - here are my thoughts on the film

 

Who Brought the Dog and Go Go Go make for an interesting comparison between two very similar cues for the original Ghostbusters and Afterlife. I initially thought it was the original recording after seeing it in the theater, so maybe it doesn't matter all too much about how something is recorded when it's placed in the context of a film? Dunno.

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Akroyd's alreading thinking about Ghostbusters 4 through 6. He wants Murray and Hudson back (Hudson I could see, Murray I think is unlikely since it seems he had fun playing Venkman one last time - but it seems clear Murray meant it as one last time)

 

Also interesting here is that he's suggesting Afterlife is, in his mind, Ghostbusters 3.

 

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A Ghostbusters Afterlife sequel has been officially announced by Sony during Cinemacon.

 

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Still haven’t seen this one.  We pick our next movie out of a big cup of movie names, so it will be sometime in the next 15 or so.  We recently watched the three previous Ghostbusters movies with our kid in the intended order (2016, 1984, 1989) and I don’t have a lot of hope for Afterlife after watching 2, but I’m sure it’ll be at the least fun.

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2 hours ago, mstrox said:

We pick our next movie out of a big cup of movie names...

Some people get their rocks off, by picking out a set of car keys, from a bowl. Mike does it by picking out a movie, from a cup :lol:

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It's been described by Reitman as "the next chapter in the Spengler family story".

 

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Afterlife was bad enough. They have squeeze dry every single franchise these days

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Finally watched Kids Ghostbusters with my spouse and kid this weekend.  It was okay, although I’d say it’s my least favorite of the four.  I really liked the young actress, and overall I think all the kids were fairly strong.  Paul Rudd had a few characteristically charming and goofy moments.  Once it started reliving the hits of the first movie, it pretty much lost me and I think the “in the flesh” manifestation of Harold Ramis was pretty crass.  Felt like they were trying very hard to diddle my nostalgia button and failing, but if you’re the type of fan they were attempting to service I bet it was heavenly for you.  Certainly filmmakers have succeeded in getting me with similar tactics in the past 10 years, from IPs I have more affinity for.
 

I found the (rerecording?) (needledropping?) of large swaths of Bernstein’s score a bit jarring in context, but the reconceptualization of Bernstein’s themes, especially later on, seemed pretty neat on its face though.  I do look forward to listening to the album when it comes later this week.

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