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Topic subjectGhost World
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14447, Ghost World
Posted by Mynoriti, Wed Jun-19-02 11:29 AM
I cant stop watching this movie!

I dont even know what to say about it. its a very simple, deep, funny, sad, subtle etc... movie

And Buscemi as always is the fucken man! and i feel gives one of his best performances ever

This movie gives me hope


14448, RE: Ghost World
Posted by actualfact, Wed Jun-19-02 11:39 AM
I rented this (and Big Lebowski) last night and loved it...great performances all around. Buscemi was great. The dude w/ the farmer tan was killing me.

and yes, the girls could both get it...something fierce
14449, Sir
Posted by Mynoriti, Wed Jun-19-02 11:50 AM
how do you not OWN Big Lebowski?? thats just not right


>and yes, the girls could both get it...something fierce

yeah that Scarlett Johansson from The Man who Wasnt There is cute as hell (though im not sure she's even legal yet)

Thora Birch, her breasts are way different sizes(check American Beauty) but yeah i guess i still would lol

14450, RE: Sir
Posted by actualfact, Wed Jun-19-02 02:56 PM
the funny thing is, i just saw Lebowski for the first time, about two weeks ago. yeah, call me late
now, i'm waiting until i get back from spain and have my dvd player again to buy a copy.

i've been watching it incessantly over the last two days

i'm sure scarlett johanssen is legal..and i'm sure she can get it...

thora seems stacked regardless
14451, RE: Sir
Posted by WaxLablTabler, Wed Jun-19-02 05:43 PM
>yeah that Scarlett Johansson from The Man who Wasnt There is
>cute as hell (though im not sure she's even legal yet)

yeah she is
14452, no she isn't.
Posted by teapoetess, Thu Jun-20-02 08:29 AM
she was born in '84. that makes her, what... 17?
14453, i was saying that she was cute.
Posted by WaxLablTabler, Fri Jun-21-02 09:19 AM
not legal. and neither am i so it dont matter.
14454, Good Flick...
Posted by al_sharp, Wed Jun-19-02 07:14 PM
...and I agree...they can "get it."


I sit and stare and zone out...I think a lot and never sleep...create memories to remember...and then I forget to eat.
--Sage Francis

I ain't all that articulate.
--Fonsworth

aim: cflartey
14455, Someone explain the ending to me
Posted by DubSpt, Thu Jun-20-02 09:20 AM
I liked the whole movie (tampon in a teacup had me rolling) but I just didnt understand the ending.

SPOILER (but then if you read the title of this post you prolly knew I would spoil it, and eff it if you havent seen it yet i should have the write to spoil it.)
Ok, so that old man waits for years to catch a bus, but then she gets there and waits for a couple of minutes and it shows up. What? someone please clue me in.
14456, Spoiler
Posted by janey, Thu Jun-20-02 09:48 AM
David Denby ends his review by saying that the film "even suggests that she (Enid) has a destiny, and this is an unwelcome surprise, since most of us would wish no other future for Enid the brilliant comic-book invention but to be herself, a hilariously morose teen-ager, forever and ever." Now, admittedly, Denby was contrasting the world of film with the world of comic books, and saying that the film created a "psychologically accountable" world that the comic book did not. So I see his point. But I fundamentally disagree with him that the film suggests that she has a future. To me, the film suggests that she kills herself. And I don't know how Denby would have come out on the ending if he had interpreted it as I did.

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14457, Thanks!
Posted by Mynoriti, Thu Jun-20-02 11:55 AM
for putting up the archive link. There were some great posts.

I guess im a little late with this flick but better late than never!
14458, I thought she was just fulfilling her dream
Posted by johnny_domino, Fri Jun-21-02 03:33 AM
Of going off somewhere without telling anybody, just packing up and leaving, her "#1 fantasy", like she says to Seymour. But maybe I'm just too literal.
14459, well, you know
Posted by janey, Fri Jun-21-02 05:20 AM
David Denby is a pretty smart guy, he writes movie reviews for a living (in part), he's well educated and well read, and he thought the same thing as you. The reason that I thought this was about suicide was: The bus stop had been discontinued, and the only person who waited there throughout the film was someone who was presented to the audience as someone who was out of touch with reality and rather hopeless. I guess also the fact that I didn't really see beyond the horizon for Enid and had a hard time figuring out even where she would go once her options had been cut off...

But you know, art is certainly subject to interpretation...

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14460, I took it the same way...
Posted by Mynoriti, Fri Jun-21-02 10:24 AM
that Enid was just fullfilling her fantasy, but the bus stop being discontued i guess was Zwigoff & Clowes way of leaving the ending open to interpretation.

and im glad that they didnt go with the origonal ending with Seymour hanging himself. I liked the whole thing with his mother asking what he wants for dinner and the shrink having that "god what a loser" face when he left
14461, I need help
Posted by 8thlight, Fri Jun-21-02 05:31 AM
Could someone explain this movie to me? A while back I read the post that I think is now archived about this movie. It got tons of glowing reviews and tons of people thought it was funny. So I tried to rent it and it would never be in. Finally I was able to get it on pay-per-view and it was a huge disappointment. I couldn't stand Enid and I thought she was a serious jerk and I, to this day don't get the ending. The laughs in this thing were nonexistent.



"The only profitable form of writing, is ransom notes" - ?

"Quiet people aren't the only ones who don't say much." - Bazooka Joe

"It's tough to get up at 5 o'clock in the morning, when you're sleeping in silk pajamas." - Marvelous Marvin Hagler

There are two shapes now moving
Two ghosts that drift and glide
And which of them to tackle
Each rival must decide
They moved with spectral swiftness
Across the swarded range
And one of them's a shadow
And one of them is Grange
-Grantland rice
14462, you're in the wrong state of mind.
Posted by WaxLablTabler, Fri Jun-21-02 09:21 AM
come back when you are jaded, disillusioned, worldweary, depressed and/or disenchanted. it will make so much more sense to you when you can be described with one of these adjectives or one similar to them.
14463, RE: you're in the wrong state of mind.
Posted by 8thlight, Tue Jun-25-02 12:43 PM
>come back when you are jaded, disillusioned, worldweary,
>depressed and/or disenchanted. it will make so much more
>sense to you when you can be described with one of these
>adjectives or one similar to them.

I actually am those things and more, it's just that Enid was such a bitch. It's one thing to be all of those things, it's another to take that out on others.


"The only profitable form of writing, is ransom notes" - ?

"Quiet people aren't the only ones who don't say much." - Bazooka Joe

"It's tough to get up at 5 o'clock in the morning, when you're sleeping in silk pajamas." - Marvelous Marvin Hagler

There are two shapes now moving
Two ghosts that drift and glide
And which of them to tackle
Each rival must decide
They moved with spectral swiftness
Across the swarded range
And one of them's a shadow
And one of them is Grange
-Grantland rice
14464, RE: I need help
Posted by Mynoriti, Sun Jun-23-02 05:32 PM
it might be the most realistic movie ive ever seen
14465, RE: Ghost World
Posted by tqazi, Fri Jun-21-02 09:36 AM
I loved the movie...and you know one of the funniest parts of the movie was cut out...in the deleated scenes on the DVD:

"Man, I'd show you the 2 second kill, but I don't have the time!" -Doug

that's a classic quote man...classic..
14466, and the video
Posted by T2daP, Fri Jun-21-02 10:39 AM
Jaan Pehechaan Ho! *shakes*


lmao





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2003 where will it be?
14467, Depressing as shit
Posted by Pete, Fri Jun-21-02 01:57 PM
I went to bed right after it finished, at like 9 pm on a Saturday. I'm not sure why it had such a profound effect, I'll have to see it again. And for some reason I remeber the colour as sticking out, but I don't know why I think that either.
14468, up
Posted by shockzilla, Tue Jul-02-02 04:48 PM
'cause the dumbass moderator missed archiving the last discussion on this film- and there could be more to say

shock
dumbass reviews moderator