Ghost World


1h 51m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A loser hasn't had a date since high school and befriends a cute girl.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/UNITED ARTISTS FILMS EUROPE
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

Enid and Rebecca are two teenage girls out of synch with the world around them. Their uncensored commentary spares no one as they try to find a place for themselves in a modern America of endless strip malls and fast-food chains. After graduating from high school, they face an unpleasant immediate future: crappy jobs and slim prospects for romance. While Rebecca gets a job at a local coffee franchise and starts saving for the apartment they always planned on, Enid becomes involved with an alienated malcontent named Seymour. As they edge toward the unfathomable mystery of adulthood in a world in decline, Enid and Rebecca struggle to maintain their identity and the bonds that kept them sane.

Crew

Tim Abbatoye

Transportation Coordinator

Maria Aguilar

Costume Supervisor

Michael Anderson

Foley Recordist

Tom Anderson

Song Performer

Tom Anderson

Song

Robert Armstrong

Other

Jim Arrigo

Props

Nickolas Ashford

Song

Richard Avedon

Photography

Gerard Averill

Location Manager

Melissa Axelrod

Music

Carole Kravetz Aykanian

Editor

James Babineaux

Best Boy

Susie Balaban

Assistant Director

David Bankins

Other

David Bankins

Production Assistant

Peter Bankins

Property Master

Robert Bankins

Assistant Property Master

John Barba

Casting Associate

Cassandra Barbour

Researcher

Alfonso Beato

Director Of Photography

Leo Behar

Grip

Lionel Belasco

Song

Lionel Belasco

Song Performer

Tracy Bennett

Special Thanks To

Tracy Bennett

Photography

David Bergad

Sound Supervisor

Mark Berger

Rerecording

Christine Bergren

Music

Joy Bisco

Song Performer

Dennis Blomdahl

Song

Casey Boden

Driver

Ron Bolanowski

Special Effects Coordinator

Leslie Bono

Other

Erin Borel

Accounting Assistant

Mike Boustead

Music Editor

John Branagan

Stunt Player

Glenn Bray

Special Thanks To

Robert Brugger

Medic

E Bush

Song

Ernesto Cabral

Other

Paul Cafaro

Song Performer

Paul Cafaro

Song

David Campbell

Special Thanks To

Frank Canonica

Other

Hoagy Carmichael

Song

William Paul Clark

Assistant Director

Daniel Clowes

Source Material

Daniel Clowes

Art Department

Daniel Clowes

Screenplay

Daniel Clowes

Song

Paul Z Cohen

Construction Coordinator

Victor Manuel Colon

Song

Lawrence L. Commans

Boom Operator

Wayne Coster

Song

Kat Craig

Sound

Pippa Cross

Executive Producer

Charlie Croughwell

Stunt Coordinator

Aline Crumb

Special Thanks To

R Crumb

Other

Robert Crumb

Special Thanks To

Sophie Crumb

Art Department

Sophie Crumb

Special Thanks To

Curt Cuomo

Song

Janette Day

Executive Producer

Alan Dodge

Special Thanks To

Tad Driscoll

Unit Production Manager

Michael Duenas

Special Effects

Bruce Duff

Song

Jamie Dunlap

Song Performer

Jamie Dunlap

Song

Sherwin Dunner

Special Thanks To

Jim Dyke

Song

Thom Ehle

Consultant

Colby Enders

Production Assistant

Jack English

Lighting Technician

Erik A. Erichsen

Other

Bianca Escobar

Special Thanks To

Bianca Escobar

Production Assistant

Richard Evenlind

Song

Jeff Eden Fair

Song

Karen G. Fairbank

Production

Piotr Filipowski

Sound Effects Editor

Lisa Fischer

Set Decorator

Jim Fleckenstein

Set Production Assistant

Rick Fleishman

Song

Grant Foerster

Other

Kris Fuller

On-Set Dresser

Terry Garr

Other

Laura Gary

Other

Susan Genco

Special Thanks To

Anna Geyer

Sound Editor

Lindsay Girardot

Song Performer

Chuck Giscombe

Song

Kevin Goldblum

Production Assistant

Stuart Gorrell

Song

Tamaron Greene

Production Assistant

Brendan Gregory

Assistant

Chris Gridley

Sound

Rick Guertin

Grip

Nathan Gunn

Sound

Lianne Halfon

Producer

Barbara A Hall

Line Producer

Johanna Halvarsson

Song Performer

Dona Hardy

Special Thanks To

Gene Harris

Song

Gene Harris

Song Performer

Richard Hart

Props

Judy Heinzen

Assistant Location Manager

Mark Hendrix

Transportation Captain

Robert Hoffman

Post-Production Supervisor

Jake Hooker

Song

David Hopper

Assistant

Tracey Jacobs

Special Thanks To

Skip Nehemiah James

Song Performer

Skip Nehemiah James

Song

Lucas Johnson-yahraus

Production Assistant

Carrie Jones

Production Assistant

Rick Kahn

Other

Michael J Kelly

Assistant Location Manager

Helen Kent

Special Thanks To

Chip Kidd

Special Thanks To

David Kitay

Music Conductor

David Kitay

Music

Dennis Ira Kleiman

Song

Don Knotts

Special Thanks To

Marilyne Kohn

Wardrobe Assistant

Cassandra Kulukundis

Casting

Robert Lackey

Other

Holiday Landa

Art Department Coordinator

Joe Lervold

Song Performer

Joe Lervold

Song

Robert Lesser

Special Thanks To

Michael Levine

Camera Operator

Linda Lichter

Special Thanks To

Kelly Lind

Office Runner

Cookie Lopez

Set Costumer

Ralph Macdonald

Song

Al Magliochetti

Special Effects

John Malkovich

Producer

Blake Maniquis

Assistant Editor

Dawn Massaro

Assistant Director

Edward T. Mcavoy

Production Designer

Chris Mcgeary

Music Editor

Mark Mcintyre

Song

Kristine Mckenna

Special Thanks To

Robert Mcmillan

Color Timer

Pia Mehr

Other

George Meyer

Special Thanks To

Michael R Miller

Editor

Jeremy Milton

Assistant Editor

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

Nick Moore

Editing

Vincent Mourou

Assistant Editor

Brian Muhammad

Song

Alan Muraoka

Art Director

Vickie Mynes

Hair Stylist

Sarah Nagourney

Song

Davidson Nelson

Song

Nino Neuboeck

Assistant Camera Operator

Richard Nevins

Special Thanks To

Scott Nickoley

Song

Scott Nickoley

Song Performer

Robert Nilson

Other

David W Nims

Key Grip

John Nutt

Sound Supervisor

Margie O'malley

Foley Artist

Joseph King Oliver

Song

Emjay Olson

Hair Stylist

John Ornstein

Driver

Mike Ottevanger

Video

Terry Painovich

Craft Service

Tiny Parham

Song

David Parker

Rerecording

Starr Parodi

Song

Foundry Film Partners

Producer

Thomas Pasatieri

Song

Mark Patterson

Set Production Assistant

Charlie Pennachio

Song

Louis Phillips

Song

Steve Pierson

Song

Ray Price

Special Thanks To

Rico Priem

Grip

Mohammed Rafi

Song Performer

John Rankin

On-Set Dresser

Ronit Ravich-boss

Script Supervisor

Susan Reccius

Other

Felipe Reinheimer

Assistant Camera Operator

Eric Reyonlds

Special Thanks To

Jeff Richman

Song

Frank Rinella

Foley Mixer

Bob Robinson

On-Set Dresser

Brett Round

Driver

James Ryder

Makeup

William Salter

Song

Earl Sampson

Boom Operator

Debra Sanderson

Rights & Clearances

Sarah Scarritt

Production Coordinator

Leo Schaible

Driver

Amy Schmeiderer

Makeup

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/UNITED ARTISTS FILMS EUROPE
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Award Nominations

Best Adapted Screenplay

2001

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Gala) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)

Nominated for the 2001 award for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published from the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Nominated for two awards, including Featured Actor of the Year - Male (Steve Buscemi) and Screenwriter of the Year, at the 2001 American Film Institute (AFI) Awards.

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Supporting Actor (Steve Buscemi) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Supporting Actor (Steve Buscemi) from the National Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Supporting Actor (Steve Buscemi) from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Supporting Actor (Steve Buscemi) from the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS).

Winner of the Golden Space Needle Audience Award for Best Actress (Thora Birch) at the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States July 20, 2001

Released in United States Summer July 20, 2001

Expanded Release in United States August 3, 2001

Released in United States on Video February 5, 2002

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States July 2001

Released in United States August 2001

Released in United States October 2001

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) August 31 - September 9, 2001.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Gala) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition) July 5-14, 2001.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 12-26, 2001.

Shown at Raindance Film Market in London October 17-26, 2001.

Began shooting March 20, 2000.

Mr. Mudd is John Malkovich's production company.

Completed shooting May 6, 2000.

Limited Release in United States July 20, 2001

Released in United States Summer July 20, 2001

Expanded Release in United States August 3, 2001

Released in United States on Video February 5, 2002

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) August 31 - September 9, 2001.)

Released in United States July 2001 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition) July 5-14, 2001.)

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 12-26, 2001.)

Released in United States October 2001 (Shown at Raindance Film Market in London October 17-26, 2001.)