Friday, May 06, 2016

Great Moments In Movie Shelves #68

Today The Playlist shares a few new stills from Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters remake, one of which prominently features, you guessed it, a library! But... 

... which library is it? I can't believe I didn't think to ask this question when we first saw the first trailer since this scene's featured therein. Unless there's a hidden room I don't know about that doesn't look like the Madison Square Park branch of the New York Public Library to me, which is famously where this scene was set in the original film (a scene we've already covered for this series).

I'm guessing the ghost gets a backstory involving that painting over her head. (Shades of Vigo the Carpathian!) Anyway the library is sort of giving me vibes of the Morgan Library (which I recently visited for the first time, and which blew my mind)...

... but clearly they are not the same. Where ever this library's supposed to be I'm guessing the scene in the new film was shot on a set, which is kind of depressing -- the original film is such a love letter to 1980s New York and location shooting.

But the real reason I'm talking about the Ghostbusters remake today is director Paul Feig's brand new freak out in the Daily News over the total obnoxiousness he and his actresses have been facing for the past several months. This should go over well:
"Geek culture is home to some of the 
biggest assholes I’ve ever met in my life."


das buut said...

See, here's a major point where we disagree. There might be a lotta shit on Twitter and the trailer comments on youtube (Sony is deleting positive comments, there's proof) that I'm unaware of, but that's it. Most of the people bitching about this steaming pile of unnecessary bullshit have legitimate complaints. Feig should never have been allowed near this franchise, and that's just the start of what went wrong. There's nothing attractive about this movie in the trailer. It's Groundlings level of awful slapstick, Groundlings.

Warren Usey said...

They filmed in Boston.