Ghostbusters Poster # 1 Movie Stay Puft Marshmallow Man


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He’s soft, he’s cuddly, he’s snow white and sugary. And he’s about 14-stories high! He’s the most fearsome confectionar menace the world has ever known, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. One force stands against him: the Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as three eccentric parapsychologists in New York City, who start a ghost catching business. The original story, as written by Aykroyd, was very different from what was eventually filmed; in the initial version, a group of “Ghostsmashers” traveled through time, space, and other dimensions combating huge ghosts (of which the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was one of many). Also, the Ghostbusters wore SWAT-like outfits and used wands instead of proton packs to fight the ghosts. Ghostbusters storyboards show them wearing riotsquad-type helmets with movable transparent visors. Aykroyd and Ramis initially wrote the script with roles written especially for Belushi, Eddie Murphy, and John Candy; but Belushi died during the writing of the screenplay, and neither Murphy nor Candy would commit to the movie, so Aykroyd and Ramis made some changes and polished a basic, science-fiction-oriented screenplay for their final draft. Briefly subdued by the team, Gozer disappears, but her voice echoes that the “destructor” will follow, taking a form chosen by the team. Venkman, realizing that whatever they think of will appear as a destroying force, urges his comrades to avoid giving form to the destructor by clearing their minds. Unable to keep his mind blank, Stantz remembers a beloved corporate mascot from childhood, “something that could never, ever possibly destroy us,” whereupon the destructor arrives in the form of Stantz’s giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, which begins laying waste to the city. To defeat it, the team combine the energy streams of their proton packs (which Egon advised against earlier) against Gozer’s portal to our world. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first appears in the 1984 film Ghostbusters as a picture logo on a prop package of marshmallows in Dana Barrett’s apartment, on a graffiti advertisement on the building next to the Ghostbuster’s HQ, and then in the climax of the film as the physical manifestation of the Sumerian demonic deity Gozer. His exact to-scale height in the movie is 112.5 feet tall. he character as seen in the movie was created by Bill Bryan using miniatures, optical compositing, and Bryan himself in a latex suit.

Near mint condition.