How Ghostbusters Became Ghostbusters

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    The screenplay for Ghostbusters is actually pretty underwhelming if you only focus on the details.

    But if you zoom out and look at the macro-scale of writing — coming up with a premise and figuring out how to execute it — Ghostbusters stands as a great example of the importance of execution.

    It’s not just what your story is about, it’s how you tell it.

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    Thanks so much to Spook Central, a great resource for everything Ghostbusters: http://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/index.htm

    For those who are curious, I read the "Final Shooting Script" from October 7th, 1983.

    All the scripts can be found here: http://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/gb1_script.htm

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