Ghost (1990)

Rated PG. It’s pretty acceptable for all ears.

Unchain some melodies in the 352nd Ellises’ Analysis. You’ll laugh, you might cry and you’ll reminisce about pennies & pottery. What our Ghost chat has more than anything though are tangents. We hashed out why Jerry Zucker (yup, the Airplane guy) has directed so few movies in his successful career. We pondered what is Ghost’s real love story. We discussed our feelings about that difficult phrase “ditto”. Oh wait, “I love you”. See? Difficult. And we definitely questioned whether or not a guy who gets 2 people killed deserves to ascend to a righteous afterlife. Maybe Sam bought his way into heaven? Dirty rotten bankers! Anyway, this blockbuster with the Swayze, the Demi and the Whoopi in the main roles still has lots of charm and staying power 30 years later.

Tech Note: We’re not sure why the weird echo is still happening (still working on it), although we probably can’t do anything about the neighbour’s air conditioner.

Well, Actually: Jerry Zucker’s brother David directed the 1st and 2nd Naked Gun flicks while Jerry and their partner Jim Abrahams were indeed producers. Also, First Knight was a failure domestically, but was a pretty good-sized hit worldwide. Also also, we know Samuel L. Jackson isn’t in his 80s (he’s 71), but the implication was that, like Michael Caine, he works constantly even at an advanced age.

Sponsor time! Dead people probably don’t drink much coffee, but if they did, it would be Sparkplug Coffee. They continue to offer a 20% discount if you use the “top100project” promo code when you’re ready to settle up.

Do they have Twitter in the afterlife? I dunno. Ask the pope. Meantime, we’re @moviefiend51 and @bevellisellis


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1990 U.S. Box Office + Top 200 Adjusted For Inflation

1990 in film

1990 Oscar winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Whoopi + Bruce Joel Rubin

Links to: Airplane and The Color Purple and Dirty Dancing and Weekend At Bernie’s and Point Break and Spider-Man 2

Previously on The Ellises’ Analysis: Apollo 13

July 13th on The Ellises’ Analysis: Inception