Ghostbusters – Behind The Scenes

Reitman at Work


This picture gives us a nice look at the man behind the scenes as he stands in a prominent spot. This is Ivan Reitman, the director of the film and also a Hollywood legend. Reitman was born in Czechoslovakia and immigrated to the United States as a refugee with his family.

After receiving a Bachelor Degree in the field of music from McMaster University, Reitman began to direct and produce various films, mostly comedies. He achieved massive success when given the chance to produce Animal House and made it a breakout hit. From here he began getting more and more excellent movies to direct, including Meatballs and Stripes where he met Bill Murray.

Reitman would go on to craft Ghostbusters into the movie it is today out of the original script by Dan Aykroyd. It is reported that he had to severely tone the film’s content down because he wanted it to be enjoyable for both children and adults. After constantly fighting about the script, Aykroyd and Reitman came to thoroughly respect each other and became good friends even after the movie was done.

The two would even make the sequel together. Reitman would go on making a slew of other hit films that would carve him out a place as one of the most influential directors of comedy.