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A Convenient Parallel Dimension Book Reference Links

 By Paul Rudoff on Nov. 11, 2022 at 1:00 AM , Categories: Books

Lyons Press just released the book A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever, which I reviewed yesterday. In the back of the book, there are 67 pages dedicated to "Notes", which are footnotes/references to back up the information used throughout. A lot of these notes point to physical books and articles, but there are a lot that reference online resources. I thought it would be interesting to create a clickable linked copy of these Notes...

First, I am only including the references which have urls in them. All references that only point to physical books and articles are not included below. Second, almost all of the reference links to Spook Central's Ghostbusters scripts and Ghostbusters II scripts are not being included as they're rather redundant since you're already here. Third, this list may not make much sense out of context... or maybe that will make it more interesting. I can imagine someone who hasn't read the book looking at this list and thinking, "How is that used in the book?" Finally, I am including the urls "as is". There is a good chance some links may already be "broken", as the author wrote the book over the course of three years. I am not updating the links (aside from the ones that point to Spook Central), as this is meant to be exactly what is printed in the book.



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##### CHAPTER 9: ALIVE AGAIN #####

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67. Kate Kelland, "Italy Sewage Study Suggests COVID-19 Was There in December 2019," Reuters, June 19, 2020, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy-sewage/italy-sewage-study-suggests-covid-19-was-there-in-december-2019-idUSKBN23Q1J9; James T. Areddy, "China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin," Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2020, https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-rules-out-animal-market-and-lab-as-coronavirus-origin-11590517508; Amy Maxmen, "Wuhan Market Was Epicentre of Pandemic's Start, Studies Suggest," Nature, February 27, 2022, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00584-8; Yuan Li, "China's Rifts Laid Bare by Outbreak," New York Times, January 29, 2020, B1.

68. "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report-51," World Health Organization, March 11, 2020, https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200311-sitrep-51-covid-19.pdf.

69. Taylor Telford and Abha Bhattarai, "Long Lines, Low Supplies: Coronavirus Chaos Sends Shoppers Into Panic-Buying Mode," Washington Post, March 2, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/02/grocery-stores-coronavirus-panic-buying.

70. "Coronavirus Updates from March 16, 2020," CBS News, March 17, 2020, https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-updates-cases-fears-deaths-us-latest-2020-03-16.

71. Ryan Faughnder, "AMC and Regal Close All U.S. Theaters Amid Coronavirus Crisis," Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2020, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-03-16/as-l-a-theaters-close-due-to-coronavirus-amc-reduces-capacity-to-50.

72. "Here Are All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus-With Some New Release Dates," Vulture, updated April 9, 2021, https://www.vulture.com/2021/04/here-are-all-the-movies-and-tv-shows-affected-by-coronavirus.html; Mia Galuppo and Pamela McClintock, "Sony Delays Release of 'Morbius,' 'Ghostbusters,' More Films Due to Coronavirus," Hollywood Reporter, March 30, 2020, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/sony-delays-release-morbius-ghostbusters-due-coronavirus-1285759.

73. Jeremy Furster, "Universal to Release 'Trolls World Tour' for Digital Rental on Same Day as Theatrical Release," The Wrap, March 16, 2020, https://www.thewrap.com/universal-to-release-trolls-world-tour-for-digital-rental-on-same-day-as-theatrical-release.

74. Pamela McClintock, "AMC Theatres Refuses to Play Universal Films in Wake of 'Trolls: World Tour,'" Hollywood Reporter, April 28, 2020, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/amc-theatres-refuses-play-universal-films-wake-trolls-world-tour-1292327.

75. Anthony D'Alessandro, "Universal & AMC Theatres Make Peace, Will Crunch Theatrical Window to 17 Days with Option for PVOD After," Deadline, July 28, 2020, https://deadline.com/2020/07/universal-amc-theatres-theatrical-window-crush-pvod-agreement-1202997573.

76. Anthony D'Alessandro, "AMC Theatres Shifts Reopening Date to July 30 after 'Tenet' & 'Mulan' Delay," Deadline, June 29, 2020, https://deadline.com/2020/06/amc-theatres-reopening-new-date-tenet-mulan-1202972756; Alaa Elassar, "This Is Where Each State Is During Its Phased Reopening," CNN, updated May 27, 2020; https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/us/states-reopen-coronavirus-trnd; Ryan Lizza and Daniel Lippman, "Wearing a Mask Is for Smug Liberals; Refusal to Is for Reckless Republicans," Politico, May 1, 2020, https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/01/masks-politics-coronavirus-227765; "Coronavirus: New Covid-19 Cases Rising Rapidly," BBC, October 19, 2020, https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54603158.

77. Rebecca Rubin, "'Ghostbusters' Sequel Moves to Summer 2021," Variety, October 21, 2020, https://variety.com/2020/film/news/ghostbusters-afterlife-release-date-summer-1234812430.

79. Megan Scudellari, "How the Pandemic Might Play Out in 2021 and Beyond," Nature, August 5, 2020, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02278-5.

80. Adam Chitwood, "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Release Date Delayed as Fall 2021 Becomes the Blockbuster Event of 2020," Collider, January 22, 2021, https://collider.com/ghostbusters-afterlife-release-date-delayed-november-2021.

81. Frank Pallotta, "Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney Over 'Black Widow' Disney+ Release," CNN, July 30, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/media/scarlett-johansson-disney-lawsuit/index.html; Gene Maddaus, "Scarlett Johansson and Disney Settle 'Black Widow' Pay Lawsuit," Variety, September 30, 2021, https://variety.com/2021/film/news/scarlett-johansson-disney-lawsuit-settled-1235078355.

82. Brent Lang and Matt Donnelly, "Eddie Murphy's 'Coming 2 America' Moves from Paramount to Amazon Studios," Variety, October 13, 2020. https://variety.com/2020/film/news/eddie-murphys-coming-2-america-moves-from-paramount-to-amazon-studios-1234799523.

83. Pamela McClintock, "Box Office: 'Tenet' Races to $53 M-Plus Internationally," Hollywood Reporter, August 30, 2020, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/box-office-tenet-races-to-53m-plus-internationally-4052446.

84. Anthony D'Alessandro and Nancy Tartaglione, "Sony Surprises at CinemaCon with 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Screening," Deadline, August 23, 2021, https://deadline.com/2021/08/ghostbusters-afterlife-surprise-cinemacon-screening-1234820582.

85. "Ghostbusters; Afterlife-Official Trailer (2021) Paul Rudd, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard," YouTube, posted by IGN on July 27, 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaG_5ZZ2PyM.

86. Rebecca Rubin, "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Release Date Delayed a Week," Variety, September 1, 2021, https://variety.com/2021/film/news/ghostbusters-afterlife-delayed-1235054013.

87. "Brynn Metheney (Concept Artist, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!," YouTube, posted by The Containment Unit on January 26, 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD2ukZHAZz8.

88. Gracie Lowes, "McKenna Grace Talks 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife,' Her Debut Song 'Haunted House' and Upcoming Projects," Celeb Secrets, December 29, 2021, https://www.celebsecrets.com/mckenna-grace-talks-ghostbusters-afterlife-her-debut-song-haunted-house-and-upcoming-projects-exclusive.

90. Anthony D'Alessandro, "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife': Jason & Ivan Reitman Throw a Surprise Screening," Deadline, October 8, 2021, https://deadline.com/2021/10/ghostbusters-afterlife-nycc-surprise-screening-1234853086.

91. Kirsten Acuna, "Fans Were Surprised with a Very Early Screening of the Next 'Ghostbusters' Movie at New York Comic Con and It Was a Clear Hit," Insider, October 8, 2021, https://www.insider.com/ghostbusters-afterlife-comic-con-screening-2021-10; "Finn Wolfhard & McKenna Grace Bring a Surprise Screening of 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' to NYCC!," Just Jared, October 9, 2021, https://www.justjaredjr.com/2021/10/09/finn-wolfhard-mckenna-grace-bring-a-surprise-screening-of-ghostbusters-afterlife-to-nycc.

92. Johnny Oleksinski, "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Review: Finally, a Watchable Sequel," New York Post, October 9, 2021, https://nypost.com/2021/10/09/ghostbusters-afterlife-review-finally-a-watchable-sequel.

93. Christian Holub, "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review: A Gloomy Nostalgia Trip Through the Ruins of American Culture," Entertainment Weekly, October 9, 2021, https://ew.com/movies/movie-reviews/ghostbusters-afterlife-review.

94. Jesse Hassenger, "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Is a Dispiriting Nostalgia Exercise," AV Club, October 9, 2021, https://www.avclub.com/ghostbusters-afterlife-is-a-dispiriting-nostalgia-exer-1847831687.

95. Charles Bramesco, "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review-A Slimy, Stinking Corpse of a Sequel," The Guardian, October 11, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/11/ghostbusters-afterlife-jason-reitman-paul-rudd-review.

97. Tom Brueggemann, "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' $44 Million Opening Box Office Sets Up Sony to End the Year as a Star," Indiewire, November 21, 2021, https://www.indiewire.com/2021/11/ghostbusters-afterlife-box-office-sony-king-richard-1234680717; Rebecca Rubin, "Does 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Box Office Debut Signal a Revival of a Fading Franchise?," Variety, November 22, 2021, https://variety.com/2021/film/box-office/ghostbusters-afterlife-box-office-franchise-future-1235116871.

98. Pamela McClintock, "Box Office: 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Soars to Record $260M U.S. Opening, $600,8M Globally," Hollywood Reporter, December 20, 2021, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/spider-man-no-way-home-box-office-opening-1235065128.

99. "Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count," New York Times, updated March 1, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html; "The Possibility of COVID-19 After Vaccination: Breakthrough Infections," Center for Disease Control and Prevention, December 17, 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/effectiveness/why-measure-effectiveness/breakthrough-cases.html#; Dennis Wagner, "The COVID Culture War: At What Point Should Personal Freedom Yield to the Common Good?," USA Today, August 2, 2021, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/08/02/covid-culture-war-masks-vaccine-pits-liberty-against-common-good/5432614001; Jack Guy, Melissa Mahtani, Melissa Macaya, Meg Wagner, and Aditi Sangal, "The Omicron Variant Is Now Dominant in the U.S.," CNN, December 21, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/omicron-variant-coronavirus-news-12-20-21-intl/index.html; Becky Upham, "Can Vaccination Protect You from Long COVID?," Everyday Health, December 22, 2021, https://www.everydayhealth.com/coronavirus/can-covid-19-vaccines-protect-you-from-long-covid; Ewen Callaway, "Omicron Likely to Weaken COVID Vaccine Protection," Nature, December 8, 2021, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03672-3; Roshan Abraham and Aparupa Mazumder, "U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Reach 800,000 as Delta Ravaged in 2021," Reuters, December 12, 2021, https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-covid-19-deaths-approach-800000-delta-ravaged-2021-2021-12-12.

100. Etan Vlessing, "Jason Reitman, Gil Kenan Ink Sony Pictures Overall Deal," Hollywood Reporter, November 29, 2021, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/jason-reitman-gil-kenan-sony-pictures-deal-1235054047.

101. Dave Schilling, "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman Crossed the Streams of Reality and Sequel Lore," Polygon, November 21, 2021, https://www.polygon.com/interviews/22792218/ghostbusters-afterlife-casting-story-interview-jason-reitman.

102. Roger Ebert, "Nostalgia for the Feel of Early Spielberg," RogerEbert.com, June 8, 2011, https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/super-8-2011.

103. Steve Weintraub, "J. J. Abrams on What He Collects, Favorite Video Game Systems, Supreme Leader Snoke and Pokemon Go," Collider, July 20, 2016, https://collider.com/jj-abrams-star-trek-beyond-star-wars-interview.

104. Leah Asmelash, "Mid-Budget Movies as We Knew Them Are in Decline. What Does That Mean for Cinema?," CNN, February 26, 2022, https://cnn.com/2022/02/26/entertainment/mid-budget-movie-decline-cec/index.html; Jason Guerrasio, "I def asked . . .," Twitter, November 8, 2021, https://twitter.com/JasonGuerrasio/status/1457795070921351168.

106. Jack King, "Deepfake Luke Skywalker is Another Step Down a Ghoulish CGI Path." GQ. February 10, 2022, https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/boba-fett-luke-skywalker.

107. Hadley Freeman, "Ivan Reitman: 'Sigourney Weaver Got on All Fours and Started Howling Like a Dog on My Coffee Table," The Guardian, October 6, 2014, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/oct/06/ivan-reitman-draft-day-ghostbusters-sigourney-weaver.

108. Lindsey Bahr, "Ivan Reitman, Producer, 'Ghostbusters' Director, Dies at 75," AP News, February 13, 2022, https://apnews.com/article/ivan-reitman-dead-d67947aa895371cd9f5840e6e9339440.

109. Ryan Lattanzio, "Jason Reitman Hints at 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Sequel Possibilities: 'We Have Ideas Moving Forward,'" Indiewire, November 21, 2021, https://www.indiewire.com/2021/11/ghostbusters-afterlife-sequel-jason-reitman-follow-up-1234680754.

110. Anthony D'Alessandro, "Sony Calling Up Another 'Ghostbusters' Movie-CinemaCon." Deadline. April 25, 2022. https://deadline.com/2022/04/ghostbusters-5-new-movie-1235009684.

111. "It's Official! A New Ghostbusters Film Was Just Announced at CinemaCon!" Ghostbusters News. April 25, 2022. https://ghostbustersnews.com/2022/04/25/its-official-a-new-ghostbusters-film-was-just-announced-at-cinemacon.

112. Hadley Freeman, "Who Ya Gonna Call? Ivan and Jason Reitman on Resurrecting Ghostbusters Together," The Guardian, November 19, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/nov/19/who-ya-gonna-call-ivan-jason-reitman-ghostbusters-hadley-freeman-film.

If this list of links makes A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever seem interesting, you can buy the book at Amazon. Of course, I suggest reading my review first.

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