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Film: Ghostbusters
Friday, February 6, 2009 - 7:00pm

Ghostbusters is a head-on collision between two comic approaches that have rarely worked together very successfully. This time, they do. It's (1) a special-effects blockbuster, and (2) a sly dialogue movie, in which everybody talks to each other like smart graduate students who are in on the joke. In the movie's climactic scenes, an apocalyptic psychic mind quake is rocking Manhattan, and the experts talk like Bob and Ray. This movie is an exception to the general rule that big special effects can wreck a comedy. Special effects require painstaking detail work. Comedy requires spontaneity and improvisation at least that's what it should feel like, no matter how much work has gone into it. Ghostbusters is one of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multimillion-dollar production. It is not a complete vindication for big-budget comedies, since it's still true, as a general rule, that the more you spend, the fewer laughs you get. But it uses its money wisely, and when that, ahem, monster marches down a Manhattan avenue and climbs the side of a skyscraper ... we're glad they spent the money for the special effects because it gets one of the biggest laughs in a long time.

--Chicago Sun Times

What:
Ghostbusters (1984 Ivan Reitman)
Format:
35mm Film
Runtime:
105 minutes
When:
February 6th & February 7th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, February 8th at 3:00 pm
Where:
5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
Admission:
Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission

For more information:

PSU Film Committee
film@pdx.edu
503-725-3551
http://www.fifthavenuecinema.groups.pdx.edu