Ghostbusters – Tamara’s Never Seen

Tamara gives her thoughts on the original Ghostbusters for the one year anniversary episode of Tamara’s Never Seen.

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  1. TragicGuineaPig

    “You can’t drug a girl and then kiss her.” You should see the HISHE for GB. “You brought Thorazine on our date? What kind of creep are you?”

    Awesome singing there Tam! You should totally compile an album of your own covers of movie songs.

  2. Love the new intro.

  3. I’ve never been into/seen Ghostbusters and I probably never will be. But congrats on the anniversary. You’re the only person I know who has not seen many movies like me. Haha.

  4. Tamara. . . . you hadn’t seen 1984’s ‘Ghostbusters’ until last year and you are how old!?! Wow…just . . . WOW!!! A cinematic classic the world over that launched Rick Moranis’s career, and you hadn’t seen it. I could swear that was a crime in most U.S. states.
    Well, at least you finally saw it and like it. That’s good to hear.
    Also, you have a nice singing voice. Don’t let it go to waste.

  5. All I can say about the sexism, is that modern film making has conditioned us for very black and white character types…easily defined heroes and villains.

    The Ghostbusters aren’t amazing heroes, they’re regular guys, in way over their heads…sometimes they screw up. Sometimes they made mistakes or make bad decisions that didn’t have to work itself into an obvious epiphany that saves the day in a big scene with super obvious symbolism. Just like people in real life

  6. Congratulation on how far you’ve come in a year!

    This helped remind by The Real Ghostbusters tv series is something I still like better than any of the movies. There was more of a balance between the four Ghostbuster in turns of story contribution. (At least in the early seasons) Then didn’t need Peter to carry things all the time. They also made Peter more rounded. While he is still a smooth talking jerk in the cartoon he doesn’t usual get the girl, frequently gets in trouble for big mouth, and shows unexpected kindness towards children and old ladies.

    And yes…Egon and Janine are the true love story!

  7. I think it would been amazing have Dana played by Bernadette Peters. Imagine her singing while possessed, “ONLY ZUUL.”

    • TragicGuineaPig

      But then Vinz Clortho would show up and start going, “Yeah! Definitely definitely the Keymaster! Definitely the Keymaster! Yeah! Definitely!”

  8. Love the new Clarissa opening!

  9. I don’t think the people in the restaurant couldn’t see the dog, I think they just didn’t care about it.

    • I agree. Especially since the restaurant looks so high-end compared to Louis’s party. It’s probably other example of the whole “slobs vs snobs” theme the runs throughout the films of Harold Ramis.

      • I think they couldn’t – the audience can’t see it out the windows either – but I think the reason is perfectly natural (not supernatural). It’s dark-coloured and the lights are on inside the restaurant while it’s dark outside, and it doesn’t get near the window until the end of the scene; it would be very hard to see even if they did care (which, I agree, they don’t).

        Rick Moranis was visible because he’s pale, he was in a pale shirt, and went right up against the glass.

  10. Ghostbusters is almost certainly sexist. It was made in the 1980s. The characters will espouse the values of the time.

    The question is, does that excuse a film made in 2016 (THE CURRENT YEAR -1) also being sexist? And not just the characters, but the script, the director and the production company?

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