Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Clowes’

Comic Book Movie July – Ghost World

Dienstag, Juli 8th, 2008

So, Ghost World. Another slightly misleading title. There’s nothing ghostly about this film – except for maybe how mundane everything is. Ghost World is based on Daniel Clowes graphic novel of the same name, which he adapted for the big screen with director Terry Zwigoff (the two also later collaborated in the same way on Art School Confidential). Ghost World tells the story of two teenagers fresh out of high school. Far removed from the usual look at preppy cheerleaders and sport jocks that dominates popular entertainment, the film shows two outsiders trying to make their way in a world they can’t quite understand.

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Minute Movie Review – Ghost World

Montag, März 3rd, 2008


Ghost World shows two girls that have just finished high school and are happy to escape the ordinary teenage world of America. Instead of going to college, they want to get jobs and move in together. But of course nothing ever works out the way it is planned and when Enid meets Seymour, a record-obsessed outsider, she realizes that the loser is in fact the only one who doesn’t fit into normal society. Ghost World is not a typical coming-of-age story, but rather a portrait of the outsiders of society and why they also or especially deserve a chance.

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Ghost World is actually a comic book adaptation. Which just proves that you don’t need a $300 million budget to make a comic book movie.

Seymour is played by one of my favourite actors, the always great Steve Buscemi. If I didn’t know better, I’d say the role was written especially for him.