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Ghost World

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by encaser, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. encaser

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    Ghost World is the story of two girls who've finished high school and entering the big wide world, or not. Thora Birch takes the lead as the teen who seeks out the weirdo's amongst us and judges them as either messed up or cool and keeps a cartoon diary accordingly. Her lesser seen co star, Scarlett Johansson, is the one who seeks to fulfil their childhood dream of getting a place together via a job but Birch has other things on her mind. Namely Seymour, played by Steve Buscemi, a middle-aged collector of old blues and jazz records - a typical role for him but smoothely played and uncomfortable for collectors to watch, you know who you are, saddo's!
    So yes, another character based piece with wacky odd balls popping up (the guy with the nunchuckus in the shop has to be seen to be believed :D ) to hold the interest in a wasn't s/he in... But stop, there's more, in the shape of; cringe-making episodes in the minefield that is dating, teenage crushes which can result in a battered ego, therapy and unemployment. And, on a serious note, how people will deny and censor those making a point against racism in the name of preventing it.
    The film is one of whimsy really and akin to the sort of thing fell upon late on C4 or B2 which makes you feel the better for it.
    Oh and it even has sprinklings of old style Indian rock from movie samples - something that is in chic at present.

    P.S. Thora Birch won the, "Does my bum look big in this" Award - and could depose Ms Lopez at times:eek: :D
     
  2. Barney McGrew

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    I'm not sure that I fancy any film with Thora Hird in it.
     
  3. encaser

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    Why am I not surprised to get a rise out of you, particularly after you got stuck on your stairlift whilst attempting to reach the toilet :eek:. As I'm sure they told you, poor ol Thora isn't in charge of quality control or cleaning up messe/rs/s such as yourself and Miller:rolleyes: :D
     
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    Nice synopsis Encaser - I for one am looking forward to this :).
     
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    It's a fabulous movie. Buscemi rules in this.

    Glad you liked it Encaser ;)
     
  6. Lex

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    This is probably more appropriate in 'Movies & TV' forum. Moving...
     
  7. Mr Rumpling

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    Only if you watch it with your eyes open.
     
  8. Ian J

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    Steve Buscemi - Date of Birth 13th December 1957

    When does "middle aged" start and finish as a matter of interest :D
     
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    I think they tend to say 60, but if the average age is 80 then middle age should be from 40. And must end when you get your old age pension. So it is a 5 or 20 year thing. ;)
    Or when the government higher the pension age.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Lex

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    I suppose it depends when you die! :eek:
     
  11. encaser

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    I was hoping you could tell us Ian, that is assuming you've got past getting in touch with your feminine stage of handbag wearing:confused: :D

    Most men don't make it to 80, it's women who tend to live the longest. But that should change now they've started smoking more and working:p I think I'll get my coat now and move to my garden shelter.


    P.S. I don't many see you as an ordinary member Ian;)
     
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    2 deleted scenes from this guy on the DVD. Both hilarious :D It's a shame he didn't feature in the main movie more :(
     

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