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Saving The Day (Ghostbusters) Large by Mark Davies
Limited Edition Print Of 20
Medium: Giclee On Paper
Framed Size: 40" x 32"
I have waited and waited years to do this sequel to my 2016 ‘Who You Gonna Call Now?’ piece and I absolutely bloody love it! This is me not holding back and attempting to capture everything that is great about the movie and to hopefully be a fan’s favourite.
What an absolute monster of a film and franchise Ghostbusters is, made even more so by the era that the first film was set within - I love how terribly bad but wonderfully brilliant the special effects are. It’s interesting also what you learn about the background to the movie and the battle to get it going that I never knew before.
I love how just a few guys and a converted ambulance can take on the apocalyptic chaos that is unravelling above their cherished city, and win! That is the key thing that I wanted to convey in this piece, the enormity of what lies ahead, or above! As quirky and vibrant as the scene is there is something special in that, seeing ECTO 1 turning out of HQ and heading off out to save the day.
There is so much to see in this piece, some blatant by me not holding back, shackles well and truly removed and others much more subtle - have you spotted him yet? This piece just grew and grew the more time went on and I am so pleased with the result, incredibly challenging technically to piece together but so worthwhile. One of the last details to go in and a big decision for me was whether to include Mr Stay Puft and if so to what extent. Originally it was just going to be a tiny section to hint that he is there but in line with this piece being a no holds barred exercise and that fact that he is my Mum’s favourite character he is there in all of his glory. I tried so hard not to set him on fire, I really did!
I will never get bored of watching this film and I’m really intrigued as to the 2020 film that is coming, hopefully more authentic than the last one! I think on reflection, from thinking back to watching the film as a kid and remembering all of the toys that I and my brothers had that this really does come close to being my favourite of all past films. When I am asked what is my favourite film I have always said that it is impossible to choose but after being so engrossed in creating ‘Saving The Day’ I think... WE GOT ONE!