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Ghost World film vs. Ghost World comic

  • Mar 5, 2009
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The film has a fairly similar ending to the the comic book but has a completely different meaning.

It's a great movie.  The best out of Dan Clowes stories that have been made into movies ... well, ... there's only two so far, but this is the better one.

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March 05, 2009
I liked Thora Birch -- she was snarky enough for me. Art School Confidential ... Hm. Considering it's a film that's taken from an eight-page comic it did alright. Not a lot of content to go from -- but it seemed so formulaic coming from an "Art school perspective." The film highlighted the best aspects of the comic -- again, only a few pages of material to draw upon. But overall, it was good but not entirely satisfying. I think it's the "mystery" element that was thrown in to give it more substance -- seemed trite.
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When you really think about it, Ghost World is the proto-typical Diablo Cody movie. It's very quirky, it has an instant cult following and it is about two quirky hyperarticulate teenage girls. It features two semi-stars as the leads and Scarlett Johansson back when nobody knew who she was. Ghost World is definitely not a movie for everyone though. If you want to see people get together at the end or if you want to see a happy ending, then this is not the movie for you. It doesn't really …
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Ghost World
is a 2001 film directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book of the same name and screenplay by Daniel Clowes. The story focuses on the life of two teenage friends, Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), who are outside of the normal high school social order in an unnamed district of Los Angeles.

Although the film was not a major box-office success, it was praised by critics and has established a strong cult following.[citation needed]

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: July 20, 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 51min
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