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 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Well, you don't like it, fine, but you're in a minority. The rest of us know it's funny.

And another point on the title: the studio that holds the rights, approves and signs off in merchandising. They are strict. The merchandise has it as one word. And in the respective initial films, they characters say it as one word, not two. I mean, it is entirely within the realm of possibility it was never meant to be split up, but it was, and so they decided to keep that for the second film rather than cause confusion. Also keep in mind that you point to that sequel, but ignore that Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the third film in the franchise, so how does that film display the title? One word.

You want to argue that it's two words, but it's not clear cut and the available information points/leans way more toward one word.

I know, it's silly to go on about this, but you are telling people they are wrong when you in fact don't have a solid foundation for being "right".


Well, it IS clear cut and it's quite clearly two words on the screen, and if the onscreen title of a film isn't a solid foundation for what the title of a film is, what is? (I'll take your word for it on Afterlife [the fourth one] as I've only seen it once.)

I'll tell you something else for nothing: it's BEETLE JUICE. smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)



I'll tell you something else for nothing: it's BEETLE JUICE. smile


Actually, it's BETELGEUSE. wink

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)



I'll tell you something else for nothing: it's BEETLE JUICE. smile


Actually, it's BETELGEUSE. wink

-Erik-


I hope that goes supernova in my lifetime! What a sight that will be!

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Let’s compromise. Ghost-Busters.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I really enjoyed the film and it was a lot of fun. The director says there will be some great deleted scenes on the physical release. Music was great too and I will be grabbing the CD for sure.

That Amazon UK deal is great if you’re in the UK. I will probably just order the CD from. Reseller once it’s officially out.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2024 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   DS   (Member)

I've now listened to this and I don't quite understand the comments that it's another "adaptation score" a'la "Afterlife" as to my ears it definitely isn't. Yes, it utilizes and pays respect to Bernstein's themes and motifs, but there's far more original material and newer orchestration here. Interestingly, the action music and a lot of the softer cues reminded me - in tone and feel - a bit of Danny Elfman's "Spider-Man" scores and James Newton Howard's early Shyamalan scores.

The overall highlight for me is an original "friendship theme" that is best represented in the final cue on the album, "In the Fabric of the Universe." It is romantic and a bit spooky with a hint of tragedy. This cue features lovely string writing and a gorgeous ondes martenot performance. The theme doesn't get played as big as it could've (i.e. it doesn't reach the breathtaking, soaring heights of "Dana's Theme," for instance) but it's quite nice. I'm surprised more people here and elsewhere aren't talking about it.



This is a solid "Ghostbusters" score and I'm looking forward to the next one.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2024 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I must have been in a really good mood last night because despite all the flak that has been thrown at this film since its release, I quite enjoyed it.
I can acknowledge that 90% of the jokes died a death, there were too many characters crammed in, fan service call backs were chock-full and it had the same kinda vibe as GB AFTERLIFE.
But I liked the FX and the mood and the score was a lovely call-back to a time when you could hear themes and instruments and decent orchestration.
Yes, it leaned VERY HEAVILY on the original Elmer Bernstein GHOSTBUSTERS themes (like the last film) but I'm never gonna complain about that and some of the new material sounded really good.
Getting the Sony CD for £6 pre-order from Amazon was another bonus and I look forward to getting to know it well.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2024 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I hope the film does well with media sales, rentals and streaming because it was great.

Looking forward to seeing the deleted scenes too.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2024 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Sadly I seem to have missed the window to see it at the cinema, but I also preordered the CD when on offer for £6 so I can listen to that whilst I wait for the Blu Ray....

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2024 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I think this is a much stronger score than AFTERLIFE, with less reliance on the existing Elmer Bernstein material (although it is still very much shot through with the EB DNA).
AFTERLIFE suffered (for me) with the crazy ratio (EB = 80% - RS = 20%) making it sound more like an updated/adapted GHOSTBUSTERS score than any new/original work for the film.
I also think Marianelli's own scoring is much stronger than Simonsen's, with the action/suspense licks and his grand new (ghostly) Love theme (In The Fabric Of The Universe) being particularly strong and memorable.
Both films are incredibly similar in style (and likewise, scoring), with each film sharing the same beats and scenes (ghost playing chess scene, family in car ghost chase scene etc).
But I will be coming back to this newer score much more than the earlier film effort.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2024 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

I got shipping notification from Amazon.UK earlier this week, with an expected arrival in my hands in USA sometime next week!

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2024 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Release date for Amazon Canada is pushed back to May 3 - I expect mine to arrive sometime after that date - Just glad these are made in the EU pressed CDs.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2024 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

I think this is a much stronger score than AFTERLIFE, with less reliance on the existing Elmer Bernstein material (although it is still very much shot through with the EB DNA).
AFTERLIFE suffered (for me) with the crazy ratio (EB = 80% - RS = 20%) making it sound more like an updated/adapted GHOSTBUSTERS score than any new/original work for the film.
I also think Marianelli's own scoring is much stronger than Simonsen's, with the action/suspense licks and his grand new (ghostly) Love theme (In The Fabric Of The Universe) being particularly strong and memorable.
Both films are incredibly similar in style (and likewise, scoring), with each film sharing the same beats and scenes (ghost playing chess scene, family in car ghost chase scene etc).
But I will be coming back to this newer score much more than the earlier film effort.


Even during the film I felt that this score felt more like it used the Bernstein SOUND rather than repeating actual Bernstein cues. It doesn't even use the EB themes as much. Very strong score. Pretty good film.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

Received mine yesterday and Im glad its an official pressed CD

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2024 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   SpaceMind   (Member)

I received my pressed CD from Amazon. I like the score a lot. My favorite cue so far is Ionic Separator .

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2024 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

Finally saw the movie - enjoyable parts but an unfocused mix of too much with the story teased in the trailer really beginning only in the last thirty minutes.

But the score which I also only listened to now, after watching the movie, is a delightful surprise. Marianelli really composed a fantastic soundtrack, easily the second best of the series. Fun, beautiful, atmospheric, putting the orchestra to great use, with a perfect powerful sound.

 
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