Nugget From The Net: 'Ghostbusters' Trailer...From 1954?


Posted July 31, 2009 - By Joseph Baxter

In the world of fan-made trailers, we usually tend to see them made about films that we want to be made. However, YouTube user, whoiseyevan decided to show-off some filmmaking/editing skills to create this "retro" trailer for a film we already know and have known for the past quarter of a century. (So, if you've seen Be Kind Rewind, this is technically a "sweded" version.) This is a trailer for Ghostbusters "from 1954" that never actually was. This Ghostbusters stars Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and Fred MacMurray. (And they even have some Jerry Lewis in there for the Louis Tully role.)

Taken from clips of numerous classic films, and even a little Star Trek (which, in my geekiness can tell you off the top of my head was from the episode, "Arena" after Kirk defeats, but spares the life of the lizard-like Gorn Captain.) This trailer could only be described eloquently as "fricking brilliant!" Besides the clips blending into the contextual theme perfectly, it also was able to capture the nuances of classic trailers from the 50's and 60's, which usually tend to go way overboard in explaining the plot of films, and in some cases, spoiling much of the film itself. (Anyone watch TCM?)

It's a great use of clips with unbelievable authenticity. After watching it, you can also check out the "making of" video, which shows side-by-side comparisons to the authentic 1984 Ghostbusters trailer and shows you clip-by-clip explanations of the sources. 

Nugget From The Net: 'Ghostbusters' Trailer...From 1954?


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