She sabotaged herself for something really petty. Earlier in the movie Enid mentions that her ultimate fantasy is to leave town and not tell anybody and just disappear, which I think is what we're meant to believe happens to her, but every time I watch Ghost World it's just an itching the back of my mind thinking the bus is actually Death. The point of the character is that she views those disingenuities as a sacrifice or a defeat or generally something shitty. Representing a cross section of society, the bewildered guests include a doctor Madan Puri , a perpetually happy dancer Nanda , studly would-be heartthrob Anand '60s singer and director Manoj Kumar , and most memorably, a drunken showgirl named Miss Kitty Bollywood favorite Helen. The Lynchian energy is so frenetic the thing practically pops off the screen.
Not to mention the fact it won a ton of awards. There's not much to it. If those idiosyncrasies don't correlate to modern times, you're bound to be lost or ostracized. The main theme of the movie may go over some teens' heads; it's basically that becoming an adult can be boring and confusing, and how working and conforming is a lot less hip than just doing whatever you want. A lot of people are like Enid, unsure of how to live their lives the way they want to within the confines of an evolving society. You never feel like the director and editor are just cutting between different angles at random as in the last few centuries of music videos, or movies , chopping up and defusing the kinetic energy of the dancers and the dance. Best friends Enid and Becky have just graduated from high school and have no plans to do the complacent college-bound plan.
Birch is a revelation as a girl-woman who thinks she's ready for an adult relationship but lacks the maturity to handle one. Written and edited by July Hizon. Enid and Becky discuss relationships and joke about virginity, past boyfriends. Director perfectly captures the ennui of transitioning from adolescent to adult. And the way it's directed and choreographed for film is fantastic. An adult couple flirts, dances. Confirmed - Theories which have turned out to be right but must be back up with supporting external evidence.
We also do not take too kindly to reposts or stolen content either, if you have copied and pasted a theory or article from elsewhere, you must make it abundantly clear that the idea belongs to someone else and give full credit. Is there more to this movie than I gave it credit for? Filter via Flair The Rules Rule 1 - Don't be a jerk It's okay to dislike a theory but it's not okay to dislike a person because they don't agree with you, so please treat people with respect. Original motion picture score from Ghost World, produced by Terry Zwigoff and released by Shanachie Records in 2001. She looses her job because of it and she really needed that job. Rule 7 - High Volume Standard Topics Topics we receive a large number of submissions about will be subject to higher quality standards than other posts. With the old man, as I mentioned he's waiting for the bus day in and day out, until eventually at the end of story he catches the bus.
You like what you like and you don't like what you don't like. From 'Gumnaam' to 'Ghost World' to. So anyways at the end of the movie we see Enid after everything that has happened to her gets on a bus, but a bus that is no longer is service. She's supposed to be the annoying little fuck that most people were as teenagers. You're born but you don't get to choose what time period you live in.
Groovy frame grabs and more after the jump. What he's really waiting for is death and this is a plot device to show what it is like to grow old every day while you wait for your eventual demise, so when Enid sees the old man finally board the bus what she is actually seeing is the old mans death. Every shot mostly full shots, with a few mediums and only a few well-chosen close-ups for punctuation seems to have been planned with the camera in mind, so that the whole dance only exists as assembled on film. The transition from youth to young adult or just becoming an adult in general is one of the hardest growth periods. She's not supposed to be some super-likeable realistic quirky nerd that only exists in the movies, she's supposed to as annoying, self-centered and naive as an actual outsider-teenager is. You and me view her as annoying and self-important because of her resistance to the small disingenuities of adult life, such as the movie theatre scene you mentioned. Her best friend gets excited about an ironing board, her dad's bossy new partner isn't going away, Buscemi - initially considered pathetic - becomes a sympathetic man to her.
Between failing summer school, loosing her best friend, fucking Seymour and ruining that relationship as well, and between her father, his new girlfriend is moving in and the whole quitting her job deal. Rule 9 - Unapproved advertising Whether you want to promote your podcast, Youtube channel or blog, we do ask that you contact the mod team via mod mail before you post, but we are more likely to turn you down if it is not FanTheory related. And she becomes disappointed in him when he starts to sacrifice elements of that genuine character for the sake of the woman he starts dating. FanSpeculation - A theory speculating the contents of future works. Tracklist: 01 Jaan Pehechaan Ho.
How is their inter-generational relationship portrayed? And not bad gentrification but just little things everyone has to do to be a functioning member of society. This is what Enid is trying to do the whole way through the movie. Rule 8 - Write up your theory if you link to an outside source People shouldn't have to leave the sub to know what your theory is, please include a write up about your idea. Their performances make Zwigoff's adaptation of Daniel Clowes' popular graphic novel a must-see in the genre of offbeat coming-of-age stories. Which one of them do you relate to more? It's mesmerizing -- one of the wildest, craziest musical numbers I've ever seen.
She clearly veiws herself as this deep missunderstood artist but when asked about her art she just rambles on in an attempt to sound cogent. We ask for at least 2 paragraphs of writing about your theory and a specific citation from the work. Wonderfully acted by by Thora Birch. The answer being that there's no good answer, which is why the last shot is a question mark instead of a period. I did have some really high grade dialoge I just kept getting dostracted by how vapid the characters were. After luring Seymour , a lonely 40-something blues aficionado to a fake date, Enid grows attached to him, alienating Becky and providing a welcome distraction from the boring call of adulthood.
That's why she begins to idolize Seymour, because he's a very real, passionate person in his awkwardness. . Partly because he holds the same contempt for most people that she does, but also because he's deeply genuine. An 18-year-old sleeps with a much older man but all that's shown is a brief kiss in one scene and then the two covered up in bed the next. Star Wars - All works related the Star Wars franchise. They're going to score a job, move in together, listen to music, play pranks on losers who place personal ads, and hang out like 18-year-old hipsters everywhere.