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Columbia University

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Movie Ghostbusters Ivan Reitman (1984)
Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler are all researchers at Columbia University. Before they're dry-cleaned out.
Columbia University New York
Columbia University New York. Photo credit: Fantrippers

“- For whatever reasons, Ray, call it fate. Call it luck. Call it karma. I believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe that we were destined to get thrown out of this dump.

– For what purpose?

– TTo go into business for ourselves.”

Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd)

Researchers in parapsychology, studying both telepathy and ghostly manifestations, Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) work at Columbia University.

After meeting their first ghost at the New York Public Library, the trio returns to their lab to find the dean (Jordan Charney) emptying their stuff and sending it back.

It is on the forecourt of the university that Peter and Ray have an idea, to found the company Ghostbusters.

A discussion taking place near the Alma Mater, the statue of the goddess Minerva, enthroned in front of the steps of the Low Library, also cited by Ray.

1-800-555-2368

The original trailer reveals the phone number of the ghostbusters, 1-800-555-2368. In calling him, the audience was surprised to hear a recorded message from Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. 1,000 calls were made every day, 24 hours a day for six weeks before the line was closed.

Scène de l'université Columbia dans SOS Fantômes
Scène de l’université Columbia dans SOS Fantômes. Crédit photo : Columbia Pictures, Delphi Productions et Black Rhino Productions
Scène de l'université Columbia dans SOS Fantômes
Scène de l’université Columbia dans SOS Fantômes. Crédit photo : Columbia Pictures, Delphi Productions et Black Rhino Productions
Scène de l'université Columbia dans SOS Fantômes
Scène de l’université Columbia dans SOS Fantômes. Crédit photo : Columbia Pictures, Delphi Productions et Black Rhino Productions
Scène de l'université Columbia dans SOS Fantômes
Scène de l’université Columbia dans SOS Fantômes

Columbia University

Counting among its prestigious students Barack Obama, Jack Kerouac and Laurie Anderson, Columbia University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

More than 100 Nobel Prize winners, 34 heads of state and nearly 30 Oscar winners are affiliated with the institution founded in 1754, either as alumni or staff members.

Its best-known building, the Low Library, was built in 1895 and today houses the administrative center of the university.

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Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History

Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History

Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History a book to learn all about the cult saga, key element of pop culture.

Filming anecdotes, testimonials of Ivan Reitman and actors, dive into the heart of the creation of the film with preparatory drawings, stage photographs and many other little treasures.

Entire chapters are also dedicated to derivatives, with a few small bonuses like Peter Venkman’s business card, a booklet containing the storyboard of Slimer’s cult scene at the Sedgewick Hotel, rare designs of gadgets and accessories, a Sticker from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, a miniature Gozer Temple construction scheme and many more!

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By Damien Duarte

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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