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Suppose Ghostbusters had been made 30 years earlier? It all starts on one terrible night... [SLYT]
posted by katillathehun (30 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Farking. AWESOME.
posted by jquinby at 6:20 PM on July 29, 2009


Heh. Nice.
posted by limeonaire at 6:23 PM on July 29, 2009


Considering that Bob Hope had already made that movie in 1940... (I've seen it, not bad, but needed Bing Crosby)
posted by wendell at 6:32 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


What, no Don Knotts?
posted by billysumday at 6:33 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


well done.
posted by nomisxid at 6:43 PM on July 29, 2009


What *is* that Fred MacMurray device, anyway?
posted by DU at 6:46 PM on July 29, 2009


From the same guy, Ghostbusters 3. What a talented fellow.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:46 PM on July 29, 2009 [4 favorites]


What *is* that Fred MacMurray device, anyway?

It's a weather gun from Son of Flubber. Check the annotated version.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:48 PM on July 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Where did the song at the end come from? Is that an original?
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 6:49 PM on July 29, 2009


Obligatory Spook Busters link
posted by IndigoJones at 6:55 PM on July 29, 2009


.... and fricken awesome.
posted by localroger at 6:56 PM on July 29, 2009


Boy, that was real swell! Stupendous! A knockout!
posted by ElmerFishpaw at 6:56 PM on July 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


Something about this reminds me of a time-traveler going back to 2007 and using slang from the 80s.
posted by davejay at 6:57 PM on July 29, 2009


Something about this reminds me of a time-traveler going back to 2007 and using slang from the 80s.

You ever wonder why we had that spat of "hipsters" who had some totally weird interpretation of 80s/70s culture but we all thought it was some Newer Waver thing?

Yah, time travelers don't stick out so much as they get profiles in magazines ifyouknowwhatImean. The last decade or so have been pretty thick with them, and it seems like more arrive yesterday every minute.

You see, they all wanted to see the last Gilded Age, that flowering of peace and culture before the.- You know what, nevermind. You'll find out eventually.
posted by The Whelk at 7:03 PM on July 29, 2009 [20 favorites]


Great annotated version, although finding out he altered some of the source material puts a slight damper on my awe. Also, I continue to be amazed that anyone ever found Dean Martin even slightly entertaining or funny.
posted by DU at 7:05 PM on July 29, 2009


Also, I continue to be amazed that anyone ever found Dean Martin even slightly entertaining or funny.

I'm conflicted. I don't like anything that he's ever been in yet I consider myself a fan.

Weird.

Wait, this contains some kind of magic.
posted by mazola at 7:13 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also, I continue to be amazed that anyone ever found Dean Martin even slightly entertaining or funny.

His drunken drunk routine didn't age all that well, but he was fantastic when he was able to get out from under that. Watch the original Ocean's 11 for a sample (also, good solid dress sense.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:16 PM on July 29, 2009


Actually Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid! is genuinely entertaining and uses Dino really well.

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posted by mazola at 7:35 PM on July 29, 2009


Ocean's 11 is part of what convinced me of how boring and unfunny he was. I think I only made it about 15 minutes into that snoozefest (and I have a relatively high tolerance for slow-moving old movies).
posted by DU at 7:45 PM on July 29, 2009


Ah, I love movie mashups. This is a great idea, and it's executed with class.
posted by Monochrome at 8:19 PM on July 29, 2009


I like the same guy's How I Ruined Hitchcock's Rear Window in Just Under 2 Minutes to show how narration or dialogue can destroy an already powerful visual scene.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:55 PM on July 29, 2009 [5 favorites]


Nicely done! Must have taken him forever to put together.
posted by zarq at 9:51 PM on July 29, 2009


Ok, Hollywood or Bust is also vintage Dean. As previously mentioned, the drunk bit didn't age well, but Dean was good as the likeable conman/heavy (well, heavy compared to Jerry Lewis anyway).

And (on rewatching) 'Kiss Me Stupid' was fantastic!

posted by mazola at 12:44 AM on July 30, 2009


Also, I continue to be amazed that anyone ever found Dean Martin even slightly entertaining or funny.

Try to imagine yourself into the pre-rock era and to see and hear him compared, not to the stuff you like now, but compared to his competition in the 1940s and 1950s and into the 1960s. He was attractive and charming, the ladies loved him, he ran with and was one of the coolest guys in the business, he had one of the best pop voices of his generation, and he was the straight man in one of the most popular comedy acts of the time. Something like that. If he wasn't the greatest actor, it didn't matter.
posted by pracowity at 3:45 AM on July 30, 2009


That was quite good, but I take issue with the blocky font used towards the end--it felt quite out of place.

But overall, very clever, very fun. Loved the Fred MacMurray zapping the ghost scene...was that (the parts with him at least) from The Absent-Minded Professor?
posted by dubitable at 6:16 AM on July 30, 2009


Oh, whoops, already answered. Sorry.
posted by dubitable at 6:21 AM on July 30, 2009


Dean Martin was the working man's Frank Sinatra.
posted by Gungho at 7:12 AM on July 30, 2009


Dean Martin was awesome. See Rio Bravo.
posted by stenseng at 8:50 AM on July 30, 2009


Also, I continue to be amazed that anyone ever found Dean Martin even slightly entertaining or funny.

Aw c'mon, when he was great, he was great. Check him as the dissolute gambler in Some Came Running.
posted by lumpenprole at 12:05 PM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


And Yeah! Rio Bravo!
posted by lumpenprole at 12:05 PM on July 30, 2009


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