Ghost is an American romantic fantasy thriller film. The film is directed by Jerry Zucker and written by Bruce Joel Rubin. The main cast includes Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, Rick Aviles, Patrick Swayze, and Whoopi Goldberg. The story centers around Sam Wheat, a murdered banker whose ghost sets out to save his girlfriend from the person who killed him. The movie was released on July 13, 1990, by Paramount Pictures. The film was a huge box office success but received mixed reviews and grossed over $505 million. The film was the highest-grossing film of 1990.
Background Ghost –
It was the 1st film Jerry Zucker directed on his own. The screenwriter Bruce was initially apprehensive when he came to know that Jerry would direct as he thought Jerry would convert the film into comedy and his script was dark. But after meeting Jerry, all his doubts were cleared, and both collaborated on further drafts of the script. Some humor was added in the film, but the director’s main contribution was increasing the story spacing. According to Bruce, he wanted to tell the ghost story from the ghost’s perspective.
Filming began in July 1989. Paramount, Los Angeles, most of the interior scenes were shot, and in the New York City exterior was shot. About 100 special effects shots are there in the film. The music was written by Maurice Jarre (French composer). On Milan Records, the soundtrack album was issued worldwide but licensed to Varèse Sarabande in North America. In 1995, it was reissued with two extra tracks.
Awards Ghost –
- Academy Awards -Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay
- American Comedy Awards – Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
- ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards – Top Box Office Film, Best Film Actress in Supporting Role
- Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association – Best Supporting Actress
- Golden Globe Awards – Best Supporting Actress in Motion Picture
- Golden Screen Awards
- Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Supporting Actress
- Mainichi Film Awards – Readers’ Choice Award – Best Foreign Language Film
- NAACP Image Awards – Outstanding Supporting Actress in Motion Picture
- Nikkan Sports Film Award – Best Foreign Film
- People Choice Awards – Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture
- Sant Jordi Awards – Best Foreign Film
- Satellite Awards – Best Fantasy Film, Best Film Actress, Best Film Supporting Actress
- Young Artist Award – Most Entertaining Family Youth Motion Picture – Comedy/Horror