Ghost World

Ghost World

Directed by Terry Zwigoff • 2001 • United States
Starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi

Terry Zwigoff’s first fiction film, adapted from a cult-classic comic by Daniel Clowes, is an idiosyncratic portrait of adolescent alienation that is at once bleakly funny and wholly endearing. Set during the malaise-filled months following high-school graduation, GHOST WORLD follows the proud misfit Enid (Thora Birch), who confronts an uncertain future amid the cultural wasteland of consumerist America. As her cynicism becomes too much to bear even for her best friend, Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), Enid finds herself drawn to an unlikely kindred spirit: a sad-sack record collector many years her senior (Steve Buscemi). With its parade of oddball characters, quotable, Oscar-nominated script, and eclectic soundtrack of vintage obscurities, GHOST WORLD is one of the twenty-first century’s most fiercely beloved comedies.

Ghost World
  • Ghost World

    Directed by Terry Zwigoff • 2001 • United States
    Starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi

    Terry Zwigoff’s first fiction film, adapted from a cult-classic comic by Daniel Clowes, is an idiosyncratic portrait of adolescent alienation that is at once bleakly funny and wholly endearin...

Extras

  • GHOST WORLD Commentary

    This audio commentary from 2017 features cowriter-director Terry Zwigoff, comic-book creator and cowriter Daniel Clowes, and producer Lianne Halfon.

  • Art as Dialogue

    This 2017 documentary features interviews with GHOST WORLD actors Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Illeana Douglas.

  • GHOST WORLD Deleted Scenes

  • “Jaan Pehechaan Ho”

    The opening scene in GHOST WORLD includes excerpts from the 1965 Bollywood film GUMNAAM that features a performance of the song “Jaan Pehechaan Ho.” That clip from GUMNAAM is presented here in its entirety.

  • “Jaan Pehechaan Ho” with Commentary

    The opening scene in GHOST WORLD includes excerpts from the 1965 Bollywood film GUMNAAM that feature a performance of the song “Jaan Pehechaan Ho.” That clip from GUMNAAM is presented here in its entirety, with commentary written by film critc David Cairns and film editor Stephen C. Horne and nar...