官方APP下载:英语全能特训(微信小程序版,支持苹果手机、安卓手机)
创办于2003年
UNSV记不住?那就记中文谐音“忧安思危”吧!
  Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
UNSV英语学习频道 - Slow and steady wins the race!
公众微信服务号
英语全能特训(微信公众服务号)
UNSV英语学习频道淘宝网店
客服短信:18913948480
客服邮箱:web@unsv.com
初级VIP会员
全站英语学习资料下载。
¥98元/12个月

New 'Ghostbusters' Film Shows the Spirit of the First

阅读次数:


VIP会员专享下载:(非VIP会员无权下载!如果想下载,但还不是VIP会员,请点此订购
下载方式:使用鼠标右键(注意是鼠标右键!)点击下面的MP3音频/MP4视频链接,然后选择“另存为…”。
MP3节目录音 MP3节目录音 
文章正文
同步字幕
The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) in Columbia Pictures' 'Ghostbusters.'
The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) in Columbia Pictures' 'Ghostbusters.'

Forget everything you think you know about the new “Ghostbusters” movie.

Critics, movie-lovers and film industry professionals had expressed considerable worry about the remake of the movie from 1984.

There were protests on the Internet about the cast and story even before the film finished production.

The first “Ghostbusters” is a classic American film. So, the public has been sensitive about a remake.

In this photo provided by Columbia Pictures via the Library of Congress, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson (left to right) are shown in 'Ghostbusters.'
In this photo provided by Columbia Pictures via the Library of Congress, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson (left to right) are shown in 'Ghostbusters.'

But, Ivan Reitman, the producer of the new version, says, “The movie is the only answer to the question, ‘Is the movie good, or not?'''

The first “Ghostbusters” film featured four funny men as lead characters. The 2016 version has four funny women as its lead characters. In the films, the group hunts ghosts and protects the living.

The 2016 film took a funny path in reaching the cast change decision.

Reitman directed the original “Ghostbusters” and produced “Ghostbuster 2,” which was released in 1989. He was looking to do a third in the series. It was to feature the now-grown son of two of the original characters.

“Ghostbusters III” was expected to bring back several members of the original movie cast.

A sad development

However, one star, Bill Murray, was not excited about the project. He wanted his character killed very early into the movie. Then Harold Ramis, the beloved co-star and co-writer of the original, got very sick. He died in February 2014 at the age of 69.

That changed everything.

“It just broke all of our hearts,'' Reitman said. “There was no way to do that movie without him and with a reluctant Bill. I decided I would give up the directing and negotiated a deal to make it possible for the studio to continue this thing that we started.''

Shortly after, “Bridesmaid” director Paul Feig got involved in the project. He brought in writer Katie Dippold. Dippold had written the popular comedy movie, “The Heat,” which starred Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

Feig got “Bridesmaid” cast members McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, and Saturday Night Live comedians Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, to play the four new ghost hunters.

“When Paul told me the four people who were on it, I was like, ‘Oh he's going for a beast fest.' All of us are comedic beasts,'' said Jones. She was a little worried about how they would all work together.

Producer Reitman did not share her early fears.

“I knew very early that we were in very good shape when I saw the four of them together,'' he said.

Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig are seen at the Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures' “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California, July 9, 2016.
Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig are seen at the Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures' “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California, July 9, 2016.

'The spirit of the movie'

Reitman had a simple rule: this film could not be an insult to the first. It could not be a spoof.

And it is not. The story is its own creation about the formation of the Ghostbusters, set in the present day. Only a few scientists believe in the paranormal.

For Kristin Wiig, choosing to do the project was “an easy yes.” She was happy knowing the original cast supported the production.

“It really felt like we were being blessed in such a way that we were all part of this thing together. It's kind of what the spirit of the movie is,'' Wiig said.

Harold Ramis is honored in a small part of the film. His son, Daniel Ramis, has a small role that takes place at heavy metal rock music show.

“Ghostbusters” was released in the United States on July 15. It cost around $150 million to make. Most movie critics have either praised the film or given it a neutral review.

And many have taken issue with the dislike some people have expressed about the casting of all-female ghostbusters. A headline of the review in the New York Times newspaper reads: “Our Ghostbusters Review: Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.”

I’m Caty Weaver.

Caty Weaver adapted this report from the Associated Press. Ashley Thompson was the editor.

Words in This Story

cast - n. the actors in a play, film, or television show​

character - n. a person who appears in a story, book, play, movie, or television show​

reluctant - adj. feeling or showing doubt about doing something : not willing or eager to do something​

beast - n. (slang) anything that is good, or someone that is good

spoof - n. a humorous movie, book, play, etc., that copies something in a silly and exaggerated way​

paranormal - adj. strange events, abilities, etc., that cannot be explained by what is known about nature and the world​

网友的学习评论(0条):
版权所有©2003-2019 南京通享科技有限公司,保留所有权利。未经书面许可,严禁转载本站内容,违者追究法律责任。 互联网经营ICP证:苏B2-20120186
网站备案:苏ICP备05000269号-1中国工业和信息化部网站备案查询
广播台