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The Ghost Writer

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever.
Title: The ghost writer
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Summit Entertainment, c2010
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Summit Entertainment and Alain Sarde and Robert Benmussa present an R.P. Films, France 2 Cinema, Elfte Babelsburg Film Gmbh, Runteam III Ltd production ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Robert Harris and Roman Polanski ; directed by Roman Polanski
Notes: Based on the novel The ghost by Robert Harris
Videodisc release of the 2010 motion picture
Special features: an interview with Roman Polanski; the cast of The ghost writer; The ghost writer: fiction or reality
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever.
Additional Contributors: Polanski, Roman
Benmussa, Robert - Producer
Sarde, Alain - 1952- - Producer
Harris, Robert - 1957- - Author of screenplay
McGregor, Ewan - 1971- - Actor
Brosnan, Pierce - Actor
Cattrall, Kim - Actor
Williams, Olivia - 1968- - Actor
Wilkinson, Tom - 1948- - Actor
Hutton, Timothy - 1960- - Actor
Bernthal, Jon - Actor
Rintoul, David - 1948- - Actor
Pugh, Robert - 1950- - Actor
Wallach, Eli - 1915- - Actor
Summit Entertainment
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama GHOST
Credits: Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Hervé de Luze ; music, Alexandre Desplat.
Performers: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Hutton, Jon Bernthal, David Rintoul, Robert Pugh, Eli Wallach.
System Details: Anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1)
Other Language: English and Spanish audio tracks; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Ghostwriters Drama Ex-prime ministers Great Britain Drama Great Britain Politics and government Drama
Genre/Form: Fiction films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Topical Term: Ghostwriters
Ex-prime ministers
Publisher No: 66114628 Summit Entertainment
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Oct 21, 2013
  • jds1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Typical Suspense story, not sure what the ending means but still a good watch. Had a hard time keeping track of who was who to whom and what they were important for.

Sep 13, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

great suspense movie in the Hitchcock tradition with subtle humor and growing tension until the denouement

Jul 09, 2013
  • DebAK rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Boring, slow, senseless. Waste of time.

Jun 08, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Sep 28, 2012
  • ckersting rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Ewen McGregor is always good. A good story although a bit hard to follow? Pay attention! Kim Cattrall's accent shifts throughout the film for sure, although she seemed to be doing a good job otherwise!!

Sep 17, 2012
  • humbleworm rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Slow but intriguing. The bleak setting and a few plot elements reminded me of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but this was less complex and without the sexual content. Few movies are able to reverse the viewer's perspective on what is happening so quickly.

Aug 25, 2012
  • JDK5 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

i would imagine that the task of being a ghost writer of a political memoir is akin to a chef trying to make SPAM taste good. The concept of the film is intriguing however the execution was slow and disjointed.

Jul 08, 2012
  • kanatasai rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Great actors but the story is just tooooooooooooo slow. At some point there is a few of characters in the movie just leaving hanging without further development like the maid, the janitor. They were there for no reason. There are still lots of questions unanswered in the movie. Good climax was not created throughout the story (don't forget it is a thriller movie)which seem a bit boring for the audience.

Jun 10, 2012
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An interesting political thriller with an ending of Polanski's sure stamp.......very well acted by Ewan McGregor, Brosnan and the rest of performers.......a blief but impressive appearance of 94-year old Eli Wallach is not a ghost, but real!

May 10, 2012
  • howardpoole rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A very interesting story with suspense. Great collection of actors

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