Speaking as someone who knows a thing or 10k about working on a documentary that reveres a film franchise, I can tell you first-hand it’s pretty hard work. But when it comes together… man, it can be magic.
This latest doc to focus on the Ghostbusters franchise, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, shows a lot of promise.
Eight years in the making and with over seventy cast and crew interviews, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is looking to be the definitive documentary that charts how Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 came to fruition and how these films were made by the people that made them.
Interviews include actors in the film Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, David Margulies, William Atherton, Kurt Fuller, and Jason Reitman; director Ivan Reitman; producer Michael C. Gross; visual effects crew including Richard Edlund, Terry Windell, Dennis Muren, and Steve Johnson; and musicians Ray Parker, Jr., and The Bus Boys. Anthony Bueno directs.