英会話ブログ その636     Who You Gonna Call ? Ghostbusters !  (1)

2015/05/31

Anyone who grew up in the 1980s no doubt remembers the movie "Ghostbusters".

Now 31 years old, the movie is considered a classic of comedy / fantasy.

Starring the then-hot comedy actors Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis as strange parapsychologists fighting an infestation of ghosts in New York City.  The film's special effects, especially of the stay puft marshmallow man are quite good for the '80s, and unlike today's movies, support the story, rather than vice-versa.

The movie's theme song, sung by Ray Parker Jr. was a big hit song, and probably helped the film become an even bigger success.

However, Parker was later sued by Huey Lewis, another popular 1980s singer, who claimed that Parker plagiarized his song "I Want a New Drug".  The two songs are indeed very similar in their rhythms...                                          (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語
no doubt 〜            〜は疑いの余地はない
then-hot                           当時人気のあった
parapsychologist                   心霊学者
infestation of ghosts              幽霊の出没
stay puft                          ふわふわしている
unlike today's movies              現代の映画とは違って
vice-versa                         逆に
the movie's theme song             映画の主題曲
sue                                訴える
plagiarize                         盗作する

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