persistence of vision

ghostbusters original vision

Were you disappointed with Ghostbusters II? Then you might be interested to know that what wound up in theaters was not the original vision for the sequel. And you might also be interested in seeing that original vision finally come to light thanks to a new documentary and restoration project in the works. Both ideas are the ambitious brainchild of director Bradley Bjornstad, who has set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise $100k for the “twofold” effort. The doc is called Ghostbusters 2 – The Original Vision and it will tell the story of what the movie was supposed to be, before “certain things happened during the production that altered the way the film came together.” Bjornstad plans to get onscreen interviews with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and even Rick Moranis, among others. This will be combined with the still-unseen deleted footage, including scenes with Moranis’s Louis versus Slimer and a character (Louis’s cousin) played by Eugene Levy, as well as storyboards Bjornstad will draw up based on the un-filmed parts of the original script. Also in the documentary will be a look at the process of the restoration project…

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Reject Recap: The Best of Film School Rejects

Welcome to another Reject Recap. Can you believe how fast time is flying by this year? It’s already December, and soon it will be the end of the 2012 (and end of the world?). And it’s been a surprisingly busy time for big movie news and rumors. Who can keep up with all the reports and commentary every day? If you haven’t been able to, we invite you to at least check out the highlights down below. First, we must give you the weekly reminder to check out our reviews of the new theatrical releases (Killing Them Softly; The Collection; California Solo; What a Man; Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) and interviews with Killing Them Softly director Andrew Dominik and The Day‘s director and cast, including Dominic Monaghan, Ashley Bell and Shawn Ashmore. This week we also looked at promotional artwork for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim and watched trailers for such films as Black Rock and something called Osombie. Now, check out our biggest and best stories and original content from the past week after the break.

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