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Ghostbusters Movie & TV Script Collection Completed

 By Paul Rudoff on Mar. 12, 2015 at 3:50 PM , Categories: Spook Central, Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Extreme Ghostbusters

It took six and a half years, but it has finally been completed. Spook Central is now home to scanned PDF eBooks of every Ghostbusters movie and television script that I have in my personal collection. Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, The Real Ghostbusters, Slimer!, and Extreme Ghostbusters... it's all here. The only scripts that have not been added are those from TimeLife's Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection DVD box set, but I have placeholders for them so they can be added at a later date. I want to see if I can clean them up a little and tighten up the files rather than just adding them "as is". There's no immediate rush to add them since, if you really want them, you can go out and buy the box set - if you don't have it already.

Before I get to the update list, I have a little request to make. If anyone reading this has a Scribd account, please download the Grundelsque PDF, upload it to 1fichier (or your favorite free file host), and e-mail the link to me. Thanks to MrMichaelT, I have the text copy and pasted and saved into a word processing document, but it would need to be formatted to match the original on the site. To save myself that work, I'm looking to get the original PDF off Scribd. Then it can be reuploaded here for all to access.

Extreme Ghostbusters - Ghost in the Machine, Be Careful What You Wish For, and Glutton For Punishment.
The Real Ghostbusters - Midnight on the Lady M (premise, unproduced) & The Haunting of Heck House (excerpt).
Ghostbusters - September 30, 1983 draft and June 15, 1984 "Combined Continuity & Master Subtitle/Spotting List".
Ghostbusters II - November 27, 1988 draft and February 27, 1989 draft.

The Ghostbusters II November 27, 1988 draft comes from a production-used copy I bought from creature shop supervisor Tim Lawrence, which has been a great source of financial stress and heartache for me, as I've detailed in a personal post on the Spook Central Facebook page.

I bought the Ghostbusters II February 27, 1989 draft from a "script store" back in the mid-1990s. A "script store", as I'm sure you could guess, is a retail store that sells photocopies of movie and television scripts, as well as other movie and television memorabilia. They're usually located physically in California, and have a webstore from which they can sell their wares online. I don't think that there are any script stores anymore as the internet put them out of business. My physical copy of this script includes six pages that were, obviously, photocopied from an original that had a colored background. As such, these six pages are horribly ink-blotted. I spent as much time, if not more, hand-cleaning the scans of these six pages than I did the other 135 pages combined! To illustrate the work that went into this, below is a before-and-after comparison of one of these pages. You can click it for an enlargement.

The Ghostbusters II February 27, 1989 draft isn't exactly new to the site. Long time visitors of Spook Central already know that a text transcript version has been here since the late 1990s. This text copy, which I transcribed by hand (no OCR program used), got passed around like a hot potato on "script sites", but with my transcriber's credit removed. Yeah, you can imagine how happy that made me to have my hard work typing up all 141 pages easily discredited like that. The script was not on the internet in any way, shape, or form before I transcribed it.


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