Friday, June 26, 2009

A Preview to the Fall Carousel

With almost two years of coming up with different ways of presenting The Carousel, I'm quite pleased with our Fall issue which will focus on the ways film and theater has shaped us. Like many of you, I'm an die-heart film buff. As a prelude to the fall issue, I will post trivia about movies that may mean little to moviegoers today but for those of us who remember them, we can all share a moment of nostalgia or a sigh of relief (depending how you feel about the film in question.)

Ghostbusters came out in 1984. It captured the curiosity of our nation with the supernatural as other films came out around this time that dealt with this subject (think Ghost starring Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore and later Spielberg's E.T.), this was a major film for its time. The sheer otherworldness of it was gripping and quite comical as I recall. It was the top-grossing film for the year, coming in at $132 Million, beating Indiana Jones, Beverly Hills Cop, Gremlins, and Karate Kid.

Did you see Ghostbusters? What were your impressions?

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