A Video Essay Examining How the Original Ghostbusters Film Went From Script to Screen

Filmmaker Michael Tucker of Lessons from the Screenplay created a fantastic video essay that examines how Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis‘ script for the original Ghostbusters film made it to screen.

The screenplay for Ghostbusters is actually pretty underwhelming if you only focus on the details. But if you zoom out and look at the macro-scale of writing — coming up with a premise and figuring out how to execute it — Ghostbusters stands as a great example of the importance of execution. It’s not just what your story is about, it’s how you tell it.