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!