Screenplay[ edit ] William Goldman first heard about the story when travelling in Africa inand thought it would make a good script. In he pitched the story to Paramount as a cross between Lawrence of Arabia and Jaws, and they commissioned him to write a screenplay which he delivered in The character was based on Anglo-Indian big game hunter Charles H.
SpiritSoulwikt: The Germanic word is recorded as masculine only, but likely continues a neuter s-stem. In Germanic paganism" Germanic Mercury ", and the later Odinwas at the same time the conductor of the dead and the "lord of fury" leading the Wild Hunt.
Besides denoting the human spirit or soul, both of the living and the deceased, the Old English word is used as a synonym of Latin spiritus also in the meaning of The ghost in the darkness or "blast" from the earliest attestations 9th century.
It could also denote any good or evil spirit, such as angels and demons; the Anglo-Saxon gospel refers to the demonic possession of Matthew Also from the Old English period, the word could denote the spirit of God, viz. The now-prevailing sense of "the soul of a deceased person, spoken of as appearing in a visible form" only emerges in Middle English 14th century.
The modern noun does, however, retain a wider field of application, extending on one hand to "soul", "spirit", " vital principle ", " mind ", or " psyche ", the seat of feeling, thought, and moral judgement; on the other hand used figuratively of The ghost in the darkness shadowy outline, or fuzzy or unsubstantial image; in optics, photography, and cinematography especially, a flare, secondary image, or spurious signal.
It appeared in Scottish Romanticist literature, and acquired the more general or figurative sense of portent or omen. In 18th- to 19th-century Scottish literature, it also applied to aquatic spirits.
The word has no commonly accepted etymology; the OED notes "of obscure origin" only. Also related is the concept of a fetchthe visible ghost or spirit of a person yet alive. Typology Relief from a carved funerary lekythos at Athens showing Hermes as psychopomp conducting the soul of the deceased, Myrrhine into Hades ca.
Anthropological context Further information: AnimismAncestor worshipOrigin of religionand Anthropology of religion A notion of the transcendentsupernaturalor numinoususually involving entities like ghosts, demonsor deitiesis a cultural universal.
Some people believe the ghost or spirit never leaves Earth until there is no-one left to remember the one who died. Strategies for preventing revenants may either include sacrificei. The bodies found in many tumuli kurgan had been ritually bound before burial,  and the custom of binding the dead persists, for example, in rural Anatolia.
This is depicted in artwork from various ancient cultures, including such works as the Egyptian Book of the Deadwhich shows deceased people in the afterlife appearing much as they did before death, including the style of dress.
This is universally the case in pre-modern folk cultures, but fear of ghosts also remains an integral aspect of the modern ghost storyGothic horrorand other horror fiction dealing with the supernatural.
Common attributes Another widespread belief concerning ghosts is that they are composed of a misty, airy, or subtle material.
In the BibleGod is depicted as synthesising Adamas a living soul, from the dust of the Earth and the breath of God. In many traditional accounts, ghosts were often thought to be deceased people looking for vengeance vengeful ghostsor imprisoned on earth for bad things they did during life.
The appearance of a ghost has often been regarded as an omen or portent of death. White ladies were reported to appear in many rural areas, and supposed to have died tragically or suffered trauma in life.
White Lady legends are found around the world. Common to many of them is the theme of losing a child or husband and a sense of purity, as opposed to the Lady in Red ghost that is mostly attributed to a jilted lover or prostitute.
The White Lady ghost is often associated with an individual family line or regarded as a harbinger of death similar to a banshee. Legends of ghost ships have existed since the 18th century; most notable of these is the Flying Dutchman.
Cultural The idea of ghosts can be considered a tradition for certain cultures. Many believe in the spirit world and often try to stay in contact with their loved ones.
Haunted house A place where ghosts are reported is described as hauntedand often seen as being inhabited by spirits of deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property. But not all hauntings are at a place of a violent death, or even on violent grounds.
Ghosts in ancient Egyptian culture There are many references to ghosts in Mesopotamian religions — the religions of SumerBabylonAssyriaand other early states in Mesopotamia.
Traces of these beliefs survive in the later Abrahamic religions that came to dominate the region. They traveled to the netherworld, where they were assigned a position, and led an existence similar in some ways to that of the living.
Relatives of the dead were expected to make offerings of food and drink to the dead to ease their conditions.
If they did not, the ghosts could inflict misfortune and illness on the living. Traditional healing practices ascribed a variety of illnesses to the action of ghosts, while others were caused by gods or demons.Mar 01, · Watch video · Just watched a great possessed house movie "Ghosts of Darkness", where two men are hired to stay in the house for three nights, and prove it is safe even though many many people have died in it over a long period of time, and nobody has lasted more than three nights/5().
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