Ghost World

Ghost World

Thora Birch
Director: Terry Zwigoff Cast: Thora Birch
Thora Birch
, Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
, Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
Terry Zwigoff

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored)

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Overview

Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff, who enjoyed breakthrough success with his 1994 documentary Crumb, shifts gears as he examines the lives of two young women on the verge of leaving their adolescence behind in his first dramatic feature. Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are two close friends who've just graduated from high school, and are trying to decide what to do with their lives. Enid is a dark-haired arch cynic who is tired of living at home with her ineffectual dad (Bob Balaban) and his annoyingly perky girlfriend Maxine (Teri Garr), while Rebecca is prettier and a bit cheerier, but no more certain about her future. While the two girls have vague plans of getting an apartment together, they seem content to while away their summer hanging out and indulging in their shared infatuation with Josh (Brad Renfro), a friend from school who works at a convenience store and doesn't seem to be especially attracted to either of them. Enid discovers that in order to get her diploma, she'll have to take an additional class over the summer, where she winds up studying art with Roberta (Illeana Douglas), who is determined to encourage Enid's creative impulses, whether Enid likes it or not. More significantly, Enid meets Seymour (Steve Buscemi), a geeky record collector more than twice her age, and while they would seem to have little in common (and Rebecca thinks he's a creep), Enid discovers a kindred spirit in fellow misfit Seymour, who shares her disgust with the world around them, and a relationship begins to develop between the two. Ghost World is based on the award-winning graphic novel by comic artist Daniel Clowes, who also wrote the film's screenplay.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/30/2017
UPC: 0715515197410
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 12,061

Special Features

Audio commentary featuring Zwigoff, Ghost World comic creator and film cowriter Daniel Clowes, and producer Lianne Halfon; New interviews with actors Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Illeana Douglas; Extended excerpt from Gumnaam (1965) featuring the Bollywood number that appears in Ghost World's opening title sequence, with commentary; Deleted scenes; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Thora Birch Enid
Steve Buscemi Seymour
Scarlett Johansson Becky
Brad Renfro Josh
Illeana Douglas Roberta
Bob Balaban Enid's Dad
Teri Garr Maxine
Stacey Travis Dana
Rini Bell Graduation Speaker
Tom McGowan Joe
Ashley Peldon Margaret
David Cross Pushy Guy
Charles Schneider Joey McCobb
Pat Healy John Ellis
Martin Grey-Gottlieb Actor

Technical Credits
Terry Zwigoff Director,Screenwriter
Affonso Beato Cinematographer
William Paul Clark Asst. Director
Daniel Clowes Screenwriter
Pippa Cross Executive Producer
Janette Day Executive Producer
Lisa Fischer Set Decoration/Design
Lianne Halfon Producer
David Kitay Score Composer
Carole Kravetz Editor
Cassandra Kulukundis Casting
Michael Levine Camera Operator
John Malkovich Producer
Edward Mcavoy Production Designer
Alan Muraoka Art Director
Russ Smith Producer
Mark Weingarten Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

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