“Who You Gonna Call?”

  Tonight the Academy Awards are being presented.


Tonight the Academy Awards are being presented.

Back in 1985, Ghostbusters was nominated for two Oscars. One for visual effects. The other for original song (“. . .I ain’t scared ah no ghost. . . .”).

It garnered no statuettes that year.

Be that as it may, General Motors thinks it worthy of note how important cars have been in plenty of movies.

Like this, the Ectomobile, a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance:


Other cars in other films included the Cadillac CTS in the 2003 The Matrix Reloaded, which appeared to be a concept car, even though it was the forthcoming production vehicle that was blistered with bullets. (No Oscar nominations, though it did win a Teen Choice Award.)

There were a ’55 Chevy One-Fifty and ‘58 Chevrolet Impala in American Graffiti, 1973 (five Oscar nominations, no wins). And the 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible in 1988’s Rain Man (nominated for eight Academy Awards; won four, including Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Film).

Dustin Hoffman’s character may have been prescient about Kmart.