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Watch: 1984 'Ghostbusters' Chat with Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis

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June 9, 2014

Ghostbusters

For those who maybe didn't know, this past weekend marked the official 30th anniversary of the 1984 paranormal comedy hit Ghostbusters. The film has proven to be a classic in just 30 years since it was released, and it's still a milestone in the careers of Bill Murray, Dan Ayrkroyd, the late Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver. We'll have to wait a couple months in order to catch the film returning to the big screen to celebrate the anniversary (you can buy the LEGO Ecto-1 set right now), but in the meantime, you can check out a set of interviews from 1984 with Aykroyd and Ramis talking about the film, possible sequels and even more about their thriving career at the time. Watch below!

Here's the interviews with Dan Ayrkoyd and Harold Ramis with Bobbie Wygant (via The Film Stage):

And as a bonus, here's one with Rick Moranis, who was almost in The Breakfast Club:

The interviews are uncut, so you'll see some weird reaction shots manufactured towards the end. But otherwise, these are some cool retro interviews with these comedic powerhouses at their prime. And if you're looking to dive even deeper into the making of Ghostbusters, including cast members who were never realized, the original version of the script and a general history of the iconic comedy, Vanity Fair published in a detailed piece looking into every facet of how the film was made, and ended up launching the idea of high concept comedies with great success, influencing a generation of filmmakers for decades to come.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Quite touching.
  • Mike Zarquon
    Harold Ramis was very modest during the interview. You can tell he was an intelligent, quietly spoken gentleman, and a creative genius too. Harold Ramis had said that he expresses himself as a comedian through writing and directing. The interviewer talked slowly for some strange reason. She didn't talk in a slow paced manner with the other actors. Weird!

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