Video Essay: Ghost — Love After Death

The best video essayist on the internet is back with expert analysis of one of the great Oscar-winning movies of all time.

The Oscar-winning classic Ghost brought America to tears in 1990. It’s a sad story of a young banker who gets murdered and comes back as a ghost to help his wife Molly through the grieving period. It’s a true tear-jerker and women flocked to see Patrick Swayze heat up the screen, but it’s also good for the fellas because of its terrific special effects, which guys love, and the scintillating Demi Moore. In my new video essay, I explore the ins and outs of this incredible movie. Of course, the iconic pottery scene, but also some other parts, like Swayze learning to be a better ghost, and the excellent supporting role of Whoopi Goldberg, famous for being a nun in Sister Act. As always, this is a great opportunity to revisit this movie by Joel Schumacher. Just don’t forget your box of Kleenexes for your tears. Thanks for watching.

Kentucker Audley is an actor, filmmaker and programmer. He stars in Amy Seimetz’s Sun Don’t Shine, Ti West’s The Sacrament, and Dustin Guy Defa’s Bad Fever. He has directed four feature films, including Open Five, which was called one of the Top 25 films of 2010 by The New Yorker, and Open Five 2. He also runs NoBudge.com, which screens new indie films.