Monday, May 14, 2012

Tuesday Movie: Ghost

Ghost came out in 1990 and starred Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, but it made Whoopi Goldberg an Oscar winner for best actress in a supporting role. It was a drama, a mystery, a romance and a comedy all rolled into one.  And it probably made the Righteous Brothers a ton more money because a new generation fell in love with their song, "Unchained Melody."

I know I have a penchant for older movies.  It's probably because movies about ghosts in this day and age are too dang scary.  Paranormal Activity anyone?  Um, no thanks.  I'd rather laugh and cry than sleep with the lights on.  And Patrick Swayze was a mighty attractive ghost.  Here's the trailer.  Sorry for the sound quality.  Darn you youtube!

My favorite part of this movie is Whoopi as Oda Mae Brown, a sketchy medium who discovers she has a real gift for communicating with the dead.

In Mary Roach's book "Spook," Mary goes to medium school and remains a skeptic.  Hey, speaking of Mary Roach, she's going to be on my blog tomorrow for Writer Wednesday.  I interviewed her this past weekend.  I giggled.  A lot.  Be sure and check back tomorrow!


  1. I really enjoyed the movie, Ghost, too. Like you, I'm not much into spooky scary ghosts!

    1. Yeah, the attractive, helpful ones are much better.
      Thanks for the comment and the follow!

  2. Very interested to read your interview with Roach, deathwriter.

    I like the concept of a sketchy medium who turns out to have a real gift quite a bit. And Whoopi was pretty damn funny in the role.

    1. I'm actually posting it as an audio file because I hate to transcribe interviews more than, well, let's say the dentist or a trip to the DMV.
      I interviewed a medium for my book and then later got a reading from her. I was a bit skeptical, but she got some fairly specific details, including pointing out that I lost two children.

  3. I cried every time I saw this movie until I was in my mid-20's. Something about it always just got to me.

    I've been real impressed by what you're doing here on this blog so I'm giving you a 'Kreativ Blogger Award". I'm not sure the "rules" fit the tone of your site so it's more of a gesture than anything. :)

    Check it out:

    1. That is so exciting! Thank you!!! I'd like to thank the academy and to all those kids that were mean to me in junior high, HA!

      I think Ghost really touches people because it's about telling people how you really feel about them before it's too late, and love. And loss. It really is a good movie.

  4. I liked Whoopi and I also liked the way Demi looked in the movie - and that scene when a tear rolls down her face.

    Yes, the Paranormal Activity movies are super scary if you believe in that - and I believe in it. If you're not a believer, then it wouldn't be scary.

    I won't allow a Ouija board into my house, for example. I believe in them, and I've heard too many stories about them.

    Plus, my brother has seen a ghost, my former boss has seen a ghost, and my husband has had an experience, and I know these three people are not crazy.

    With my husband, for example, he dreamt that his grandmother came to his bedside to say goodbye to him. In the morning, when he woke up, he found out that his grandmother had died during the night.

  5. I've had a few encounters at one of my old apartments in San Francisco. I've never seen one, but have had a few events happen that were a little hard to rationally explain.


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