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“In many ways Enid seems to be a kindred spirit to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie Poulain, another lonely young woman who wants to change the world around her whilst neglecting her own personal needs. Enid’s spiritless surroundings are far less ameniable to extravagant flights of fantasy than Amelie’s Paris (and Birch a more deadpan, difficult presence than Audrey Tatou). Consequently ‘Ghost World’ isn’t as ingratiating as Jeunet’s film, although both seem to offer visions of worlds in which drifting and dreaming are admirable past-times – productive and necessary in their own way.”

 (Review of Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes screen version of ‘Ghost World’, I.D magazine, November 2001)

 

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