The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947)
The Remarkable Andrew (1942)
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
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From: "Miller, James Andrew (UMC-Student)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: ghost protagonists?
> I'm looking for early examples of the 'ghost protagonist' film. By this I
mean something like "The 6th Sense" or "The Others," where the major
character(s), whose subjectivity we are meant to share, is a ghost.
> Some earlier examples might include "A Guy Named Joe," or to some extent
the 1940s version of "The Canterville Ghost," or Powell/Pressburger's "A
Matter of Life and Death." I am also already aware of the play "Outward
Bound," its 1930 film version, and the 1944 remake as "Between Two Worlds."
> There are also numerous 'qualified ghost' films, in which a spirit is
granted a second chance, or a limited time frame to achieve a task on
earth-- "Here Comes Mr Jordan" Fritz Lang's "Liliom" and "Destiny."
> Any other suggestions would be appreciated--especially older ones.
> Andy Miller
> University of Missouri-Columbia
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