I would go one step further and say both are at least partly inspired by H.P. Lovecraft whose Elder Gods are horrible entities that have true forms the human mind cannot comprehend. Indeed, to gaze upon these beings will sometimes drive humans to insanity.
A point of contrast. Gozer asked the Ghostbusters to choose a form to battle and Ray chose the Stay ...
First we have to cast our minds back in time to when there were no overlays, which means if you were calling a number within the same area code as you, you could omit the area code. So you could dial just 555-2020 and the phone system would attempt to connect you to that number in your area code. In New York City, this would have been 212, so dialing 555-...
I think the answer to that would be no. Narcissism is a serious psychological disorder. The symptoms, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders include:
Reacting to criticism with anger, shame, or humiliation
Taking advantage of others to reach their own goals
Exaggerating their own importance, achievements, and talents
Dana was levitating above the bed, Exorcist-style, in an earlier scene. That's how I always interpreted the joke.
Setup: "She sleeps above her covers." That seems like a curiously uninteresting reason to like someone.
Punchline: "FOUR FEET above her covers!" The lady can levitate over her bed! Now THAT'S fascinating!!
They went out of business, because
They were sued
They were banned from ghostbusting
No paranormal activity until the events of Ghostbusters II
People didn't believe them
From the script by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd (1989.02.27):
They were sued
Speaking to Hardemeyer
VENKMAN: No, that's what I want to talk to the mayor ...
I've noticed that Stephen King uses pop culture stuff in his stories, but twists it so it's scary. Some examples:
Christine = Herbie the Love Bug
Cujo = Old Yeller
In the trailer for It, Pennywise says "hello" using Winnie the Pooh's sweet and disarming voice.
In Needful Things, there are two friends named Nettie and Wilma, and they ultimately engage in a ...
Most of the ghosts in the Ghostbuster series seem content to ignore humans unless in significant curcumstances. For instance, the Library Ghost is not causing any harm. She's just scary to people because she's a ghost. She's not aggressive until the Ghostbusters show up, and only then, just long enough to escape.
When the future Ghostbusters were about ...
There is a concept that if you sleep under the covers, you are more insecure and need the covers to not only keep you warm but keep you safe. Like when you're a child and your parents "tuck you into bed". There's that feeling of security, like being wrapped up safe and warm in the womb.
However, if you sleep above the covers, it's an indication that you ...
Full of himself, yes. He's the common english/slang use of Narcissist, but not the clinical use.
And even that's contentious, as there is opposing views on Narcissistic Personality Disorder being a valid issue, if NPD should be folded into a broader category, or if it should stay as it's own diagnosis. (2010 arguments over the DSM 5 changes to Personality ...
I'm going to say, Possibly. Maybe not intentionally, but I think at that period in Bill Murray's career, when he was at the top of his game, most of his characters exhibited the same type of personality. His acting really was pretty one-dimensional, almost like Keanu Reeves. Murray was the lovable loser with the big ego, always ready with a funny quip. ...