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M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan, 2008
Born Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan
August 6, 1970 (1970-08-06) (age 39)
Mahé, India[1]
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter and actor
Spouse(s) Bhavna Vaswani (1993-)
.Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan (pronounced /ˈʃɑːməˌlɑːn/; Malayalam: മനോജ് നെല്ലിയട്ടു ശ്യാമളന്, Tamil: மனோஜ் நெல்லியட்டு ஷ்யாமளன், Manōj Nelliyaṭṭu Śiyāmaḷan; Maṉōj Nelliyāṯṯu Ṣiyāmaḷaṉ, born 6 August 1970), known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-American filmmaker and screenwriter who resides and works primarily in the United States, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that usually climax with a twist ending.^ M Night Shyamalan movies on eBay  .
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^ Born August 6, 1970 in Pondicherry (India) Otherwise known as : Manoj Night Shyamalan, Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan .

^ Born Manjo Nelliyattu Shyamalan in Mahe, Pondicherry, India, he was the son of prominent Indian doctors who raised their son in the United States.

.He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised.^ M Night Shyamalan is known for shooting his films close to home, in and around the Philadelphia area.
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^ Shyamalan spent his first six weeks in Pondicherry, and then was raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, an affluent Main Line suburb of Philadelphia.
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^ "Shyamalan spent his first six weeks in Pondicherry, and then was raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, an affluent Main Line suburb of Philadelphia.
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.Shyamalan released his first film, Praying with Anger, in 1992 while he was a New York University student.^ His debut film, the 1992 drama Praying with Anger, is out of circulation.

^ Shyamalan's first movie - Praying with Anger - was filmed when he was still a student at NYU. His second movie - Wide Awake - was released in 1998.
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^ Shyalaman made two films, Praying With Anger and Wide Awake, that were released in 1992 and 1998, respectively, but it wasn’t until 1999’s The Sixth Sense that Shyalaman really made his mark.
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.His second movie, the major feature film Wide Awake, made in 1996 but not released until three years later, failed to find financial success.^ Shyamalan wrote and directed his second movie, Wide Awake in 1995, though it was not released until 1998.
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^ And then in the second movie, Wide Awake, I wasn't in it at all.
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^ Wide Awake was his first movie.
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.Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.^ Shyamalan has yet to win an Oscar, though his 1999 breakthrough film, "The Sixth Sense," was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
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^ The Sixth Sense – the movie that put director M. Night Shyamalan on the map.
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^ Shyamalan is the writer-director of his own original screenplays, not a director for hire.
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.He followed The Sixth Sense by writing and directing Unbreakable, released in 2000, which received mixed reviews.^ Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were amazing films!!
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^ Shyamalan, the visionary creator of the Oscar®-nominated “The Sixth Sense,” “Signs” and the upcoming “The Happening,” will direct and produce the epic action-adventure based on a script that he penned.
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^ Starring Bruce Willis (who had also starred in The Sixth Sense ) as a man who undergoes mysterious changes following a train accident, the mannered, pensive thriller was released in 2000 to mixed critical reviews and a healthy -- if brief -- box-office run.
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.His 2002 film Signs, where he also played Ray Reddy, gained both critical and financial success, but The Village (2004) was a critical disappointment whose box office fell hard after a strong opening weekend, and Lady in the Water (2006) performed even worse.^ His latest film is called Lady in the Water.
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^ I didn’t even bother with Lady in the Water.
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^ The Village and Lady in the water were terrible.
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.His latest film, The Happening (2008), did financially better than his previous effort but was also panned by critics.^ May 16, 2008 at 1:38 pm James The Collider review is shockingly similar to my own, doesn’t sound like the finished film is much better than the script.
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^ G21 : Did Bob Balaban enjoy the idea of playing this film critic character?
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^ Critics are already sharpening their red pencils ready to stab at The Happening in whatever way they can, just as they did with Lady in the Water .
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Early life and career

M. Night Shyamalan and Bryce Dallas Howard at the Spanish premiere of The Village (in the San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2006).
.Shyamalan was born in Mahe, Pondicherry, India.^ "I live here in Pennsylvania, which is as American as America gets, but I was born 10,000 miles away in a French province of India, Pondicherry.
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^ Early life and career Shyamalan was born in Mah, Pondicherry, India, and is of South Indian heritage: His father, Nelliattu C. Shyamalan, a physician, is a Malayali, and his mother, Jayalakshmi (called Jaya), an obstetrician and gynecologist, is a Tamilian .
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^ M Night Shyamalan (Manoj Nelliattu Shyamalan) was born in India in 1970 and spent just the first few weeks of his life there, before returning with his mother to America.
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[2][1] .His father, Nelliyattu C. Shyamalan, a physician, is a Malayali Indian, and his mother, Jayalakshmi, is a Tamil Indian and an obstetrician and gynecologist by profession.^ Early life and career Shyamalan was born in Mah, Pondicherry, India, and is of South Indian heritage: His father, Nelliattu C. Shyamalan, a physician, is a Malayali, and his mother, Jayalakshmi (called Jaya), an obstetrician and gynecologist, is a Tamilian .
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^ Yeti on July 18, 2006 06:25 PM · Direct link "Shyamalan was born in Pondicherry, India[2], and is of South Indian heritage: His father, Nelliattu C. Shyamalan, a physician, is a Malayalee, and his mother, Jayalakshmi (called Jaya), an obstetrician and gynecologist, is a Tamil [3].
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^ Though his father wanted Shyamalan to follow in the family practice of medicine, his mother encouraged Shyamalan to follow his passion.
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[3] .In the 1960s, after medical school (at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research in Pondicherry) and the birth of their first child, Veena, Shyamalan's parents moved to the United States.^ In the 1960s, after medical school and the birth of their first child, Veena, Shyamalan's parents moved to the United States.
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^ Shyamalan spent his first six weeks in Pondicherry, and then was raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, an affluent Main Line suburb of Philadelphia.
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^ "Shyamalan spent his first six weeks in Pondicherry, and then was raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, an affluent Main Line suburb of Philadelphia.
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.Shyamalan’s mother returned to India to spend the last five months of her pregnancy with Shyamalan at her parents’ home in Chennai (Madras).^ Shyamalan's mother returned to India to spend the last five months of her pregnancy with him at her parents' home.
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^ Shyamalan's mother returned to India to spend the last five months of her pregnancy with him at her parents' home in Chennai (Madras), India.
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^ M Night Shyamalan (Manoj Nelliattu Shyamalan) was born in India in 1970 and spent just the first few weeks of his life there, before returning with his mother to America.
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.Shyamalan spent his first six weeks in Pondicherry, India, and then was raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, an affluent suburb of Philadelphia.^ Shyamalan spent his first six weeks in Pondicherry, and then was raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, an affluent Main Line suburb of Philadelphia.
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^ Born in India but raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia...
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^ "Shyamalan spent his first six weeks in Pondicherry, and then was raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, an affluent Main Line suburb of Philadelphia.
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.He attended the private Roman Catholic grammar school Waldron Mercy Academy, though he was of different faith (they chose it for disciplinary reasons), followed by the Episcopal Academy, a private Episcopalian high school located at the time in Merion, Pennsylvania.^ Episcopal Academy, the private school in Lower Merion, PA (one of the...
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^ He attended the private Catholic grammar school Waldron Mercy Academy, which his parents chose for its academic discipline , followed by The Episcopal Academy, a private Episcopalian high school in nearby Lower Merion.
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^ He attended the private Catholic grammar school Waldron Academy, which his parents chose for its academic discipline [4], followed by The Episcopal Academy, a private Episcopalian high school in nearby Lower Merion.
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.Shyamalan went on to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, in Manhattan, graduating in 1992. It was here that he made up his middle name.^ Shyamalan went on to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, in Manhattan, graduating in 1992....
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^ Shyamalan went on to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, in Manhattan, graduating in 1992.
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^ It was a major disappointment, Shyamalan says, when he told them he would study film at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
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.Shyamalan had an early desire to be a filmmaker when he was given a Super-8 camera at a young age.^ It was here that he made up his middle name Shyamalan had an early desire to be a filmmaker when he was given a Super-8 camera at a young age.
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^ In each of Shyamalan’s protagonists—be it a young boy, a middle aged security guard, a faithless priest, or a young nineteenth-century couple—the deconstruction of their ideologies leads to their redemption.
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^ Nonetheless, as Michael Agger observed, “With the release of The Village , Shyamalan [had] more power at a younger age than any contemporary filmmaker.” (3) .

.Though his father wanted Shyamalan to follow in the family practice of medicine, his mother encouraged Shyamalan to follow his passion.^ Though his father wanted Shyamalan to follow in the family practice of medicine, his mother encouraged Shyamalan to follow his passion.
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^ Shyamalan's father envisioned a future in medicine for his son, but his mother encouraged him to pursue his interest in film, and he studied film and liberal arts at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

^ His Dad wanted him to wear it for "protection", which, again, I won't belittle because that's no different from my Mother wanting me to wear the Orthodox cross her Father purchased for me...
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[4] .By the time he was 17, Shyamalan, who had been a fan of Steven Spielberg, had made 45 home movies.^ By the time he was 17, Shyamalan, who had been a fan of Steven Spielberg, had made 45 home movies.
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^ I guess the storytellers were the filmmakers of that time - George Lucas, Steven Spielberg - telling those amazing stories when I was seven to twelve.
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^ On the horizon: Hollywoodized versions of Akira and Ghost in the Shell (that last one to be directed by Steven Spielberg) and M. Night Shyamalan's movie adaptation of the anime-style Nickelodeon series The Last Airbender .
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.Beginning with The Sixth Sense, he has included a scene from one of these childhood films on each DVD release of his films, which he feels represents his first attempt at the same kind of film (with the exception of Lady in the Water).^ His only decent one is the sixth sense.
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^ The Sixth Sense is one of the best ghost stories ever told on film.
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^ First time I watched Sixth Sense.

.Shyamalan made his first film, the semiautobiographical drama Praying with Anger, while still an NYU student, using money borrowed from family and friends.^ His debut film, the 1992 drama Praying with Anger, is out of circulation.

^ Shyamalan made his first film, the semiautobiographical drama Praying with Anger, while still an NYU student, using money borrowed from family and friends.
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^ His films made tons and tons of money!
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[5] .It was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 1992,[6] and played commercially at one theater for one week.^ This is also the first example of a formal strategy common to all three films (most prevalent in Unbreakable ): scenes that are played out in one single shot (sequence shot scenes).
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^ "It's one person's concept of what a film critic is like," said one critic who saw an early Lady in the Water screening.
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^ This is the largest role that you played in one of your films- and why was it important for you to do that and did you have someone in the back who thought you were not going to be able pull this off?
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[6] .When the film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, Shyamalan was introduced by David Overbey who predicted that the world would see more of Shyamalan in the years to come.^ Upcoming Films More films coming soon .

^ When the film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, Shyamalan was introduced by David Overbey who predicted that the world would see more of Shyamalan in the years to come.
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^ M. Night Shyamalan would never film this...
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.Praying with Anger has also been shown on Canadian television.^ Praying with Anger has also been shown on Canadian television.
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.Filmed in Chennai, it is his only film to be shot outside of Pennsylvania.^ Filmed in Chennai (Madras), it is his only film to be shot outside of Pennsylvania.
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^ ON LOCATION: Director M. Night Shyamalan sets up a shot for a scene in "The Happening," which he filmed in Pennsylvania, as he's done with his earlier movies.
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.Shyamalan wrote and directed his second movie, Wide Awake, in 1995, though it was not released until 1998.[7] His parents were the film's associate producers.^ Wide Awake was filmed in a school Shyamalan attended as a child.
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^ Shyamalan wrote and directed his second movie, Wide Awake in 1995, though it was not released until 1998.
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^ Another of Shyamalan's movies, WIDE AWAKE, was filmed in a school he attended when he was younger.
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.The drama dealt with a ten-year-old Catholic schoolboy (Joseph Cross) who, after the death of his grandfather (Robert Loggia), searches for God.^ The boys are around ten years old.
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^ The drama dealt with a 10-year-old Catholic schoolboy (played by Joseph Cross) who, after the death of his grandfather (Robert Loggia), searches for God.
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^ A group of young men are huddled behind a rock ten feet down the slope and watch the fifteen-year old on the stump.
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.The film's supporting cast included Dana Delany and Denis Leary as the boy's parents, as well as Rosie O'Donnell, Julia Stiles, and Camryn Manheim.^ The film's supporting cast included Dana Delany and Denis Leary as the boy's parents, as well as Rosie O'Donnell, Julia Stiles, and Camryn Manheim.
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^ If the entire cast was Asian as well, the “white people” would be entirely left out…of an American film…Which doesn’t make much sense.
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^ Rosie O'Donnell (BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, HARRIET THE SPY) stars with Denis Leary (WAG THE DOG, SMALL...
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.Wide Awake was filmed in a school Shyamalan attended as a child[8] and earned 1999 Young Artist Award nominations for Best Drama, and, for Cross, Best Performance.^ Another of Shyamalan's movies, WIDE AWAKE, was filmed in a school he attended when he was younger.
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^ The film earned a 1999 Young Artist Award nomination for Best Drama.
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^ He attended strict Catholic schools as a child and the mythology, if not the religion, of those school years have had a dramatic impact on his career as a director and actor.
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[9] .Only in limited release, the film grossed $305,704 in theaters.^ A commercial failure, the film grossed $305,704 in theaters.
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^ Though the film went on to win the American Film Institute's award for best feature debut, it grossed only $7,000.
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[10]
.That same year Shyamalan co-wrote the screenplay for Stuart Little with Greg Brooker.^ That same year Shyamalan wrote the screenplay for Stuart Little.
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^ "What the children were most impressed with was that he had written the screenplay for 'Stuart Little,' " says Ms. Ulmer, the food bank's director of resource development.
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Shyamalan was a winner of Padma Shri Award in 2008.[11]
.In 1993, Shyamalan married Indian psychologist Bhavna Vaswani, a fellow student whom he met at NYU[12] and with whom he has two daughters.^ Shyamalan is married with two children.
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^ He had met an Indian student, Bhavna Vaswani, at NYU and had slipped a note into her fortune cookie asking her to marry him.
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^ Shyamalan soon had two daughters to feed.
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.As of early-2008, the family resides in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, near Shyamalan's usual shooting site of Philadelphia.^ "Shyamalan spent his first six weeks in Pondicherry, and then was raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, an affluent Main Line suburb of Philadelphia.
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^ Shyamalan lives near the Philadelphia suburb of Malvern and has filmed eight of his nine movies in the region, including "The Sixth Sense," starring Bruce Willis.
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^ The Associated Press/2004 M. Night Shyamalan PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania's budget impasse even has the "Devil" heading for the hills.
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.His production company, Blinding Edge Pictures is located in Berwyn, PA.^ The city is the setting for all of his movies and the headquarters of Blinding Edge Pictures, his production company.
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^ Shyamalan re-teams with producers Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer and Kathleen Kennedy, and produces the project in association with his Blinding Edge Pictures banner and Touchstone Pictures.

^ He has worked for talent, production companies and studios, in capacities ranging from PA to editing to marketing executive to screenwriter.
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[13] Now is directing "The Last Airbender" based on the nickelodeon show "Avatar: The Last Airbender".

Movies

Praying with Anger

M. Night Shyamalan and Mark Wahlberg (right) at the presentation of the film The Happening in Madrid (Spain).
M. Night Shyamalan and Mark Walhberg for The Happening in 2008.
.Praying with Anger was Night's first work as a young director and was released in 1992. The movie tells the story of a young man named Dev Raman (played by Shyamalan) who returns to India to explore his heritage.^ In the first movie, "Praying With Anger," I was the lead in that, and it was a very tiny movie in India.
  • ON FILM: "G21 INTERVIEWS: M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC g21.net [Source type: General]

^ The Village Drawing on Wuthering Heights after being offered to pen a screen adaptation, Shyamalan went to work on what was originally titled The Woods, The Village was released in July 2004.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ Philadelphia apartment-complex maintenance man, who discovers a young woman named Story in the swimming pool (and) eventually learns she is a water nymph who has come to ‘the world of man’ to deliver an important message.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During the course of the movie, Dev learns that his cold and distant father, now deceased, actually cared for him a great deal before his passing.^ He made a couple movies that flopped before 'the sixth sense", and great film makers have their highs and lows like everyone else....
  • Starbucks Gossip: How Starbucks is like filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC starbucksgossip.typepad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It feels like I’m a student again and I’m learning new things, new tricks and for me this is the way to get a great movie, when you’re a student again.
  • Exclusive Interview: 'THE LAST AIRBENDER' WRITER-DIRECTOR M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN GIVES iF THE SCOOP ON THAT OTHER 'AVATAR' FILM - iFMagazine.com 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.ifmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Plus if you actually think about it how many other movies have done this before and turned out great out at least reasonably okay….I mean really.
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – Cast Images » BSCreview 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The title of the movie comes from a moment in the film when the protagonist learns that it is possible to pray to Hindu deities with almost any emotion except indifference.^ Shyamalan's first movie - Praying with Anger - was filmed when he was still a student at NYU. His second movie - Wide Awake - was released in 1998.
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^ (His first film, Praying with Anger , 1992, is not currently available, but to judge by its title and on-line descriptions it appears to have the same thematic strands as his later movies.

^ And The Happening is just so perfect, so ball-shatteringly brilliant on every level (as a movie parody) that I find it almost inconceivable that it was meant as a serious film.
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.Upon realizing this, Raman finds he is only able to pray with anger.^ SHYAMALAN : It was a real trick to find the perfect cast, because not only did I need excellent actors, but also great action driven fighters.
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[14][15]

Wide Awake

.Wide Awake, Shyamalan's first major feature film, came from a screenplay written by Shyamalan that was purchased by the then up-and-coming independent film studio Miramax.^ Wide Awake was his first movie.
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^ He was devastated when his first studio film, Miramax's "Wide Awake," earned just $300,000.
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^ His recent rift with Disney is still an open wound as well, compounded by the failure of his first film with a different studio.
  • Wrestling the Twister: An Interview With M. Night Shyamalan 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A provision was added to the sale that Shyamalan could direct the film and shoot it in Philadelphia.^ (New Yorker) ‘In ten years, I doubt there will be any more film.’ But Spielberg and M. Night Shyamalan want to continue shooting and exhibiting in the traditional way.
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^ As of mid-2006, the family resides in Wayne, Pennsylvania, near Shyamalan's usual shooting site of Philadelphia.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ Future Projects Shyamalan has said he is still interested in directing one of the last two Harry Potter films (he was linked with the first one but the project conflicted with the production of Unbreakable).
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It was produced by Cary Woods and Cathy Konrad. .The film starred Joseph Cross, Rosie O'Donnell, Dana Delaney, Denis Leary, and Robert Loggia.^ Colm O'Byrne Deirdre O'Connell Jerry O'Connell Frances O'Connor Hugh O'Connor Simon O'Connor Joseph O'Conor Rosie O'Donnell Tony O'Donnell Kate O'Flynn .
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^ The film's supporting cast included Dana Delany and Denis Leary as the boy's parents, as well as Rosie O'Donnell, Julia Stiles, and Camryn Manheim.
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^ Rosie O'Donnell (BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, HARRIET THE SPY) stars with Denis Leary (WAG THE DOG, SMALL...
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.Wide Awake also featured Julia Stiles in one of her earliest roles as Josh's teenage sister, Nina.^ He made two feature films before these three, Prayng with Anger (1992) and Wide Awake (1998).
  • Visual Style in M. Night Shyamalan�s �Fantastic� Trilogy, Part 1: The Long Take 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.horschamp.qc.ca [Source type: General]

^ One of the few to go from the outhouse to the penthouse [and back] was Shyamalan, who triumphed with “The Sixth Sense" a year after Miramax buried his “Wide Awake."
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.The film follows a young boy's search for God after his grandfather dies, a story told quietly, driven by dialogue.^ The drama dealt with a 10-year-old Catholic schoolboy (played by Joseph Cross) who, after the death of his grandfather (Robert Loggia), searches for God.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ The Sixth Sense is one of the best ghost stories ever told on film.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ The film saves the boy's secret for deep into the story, but if you've seen the trailer you'll know that Cole has the ability to see and hear the dead.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

.The film is similar to later Shyamalan films with a theme of crises of belief, a supernatural sub-plot, and a twist ending that sums up the ideas presented in the film.^ With Unbreakable, it was more of a tagged on twist at the end, it made the film slightly more interesting but it could be ignored without really changing the story.
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^ The family is crucial as the nexus for the working out of these themes; Shyamalan’s plots so far have mostly taken place – or in The Lady in the Water have been haunted by – struggling families.

^ Usually I lose interest in his movies or either the twist just doesn't cut it and ends up being disappointing..
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[16] .Although Wide Awake was made in 1995, it was not released until 1998 where it grossed a total of only $288,000 against a production budget of $7 million.^ Shyamalan wrote and directed his second movie, Wide Awake in 1995, though it was not released until 1998.
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^ Wide Awake Release Date: 04.
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^ With total production costs of $71.6 million, the film grossed $114.2 million domestically ($50 million in its opening weekend) and a further $142 million in non-USA receipts.
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The Sixth Sense

.Shyamalan achieved commercial success in 1999 when he wrote and directed The Sixth Sense, a supernatural drama about a psychologist (Bruce Willis) who blames himself for a patient's suicide and his own broken marriage.^ I'm the guy who made the "Sixth Sense"!
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^ And it's the same way I wrote Sixth Sense.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: The Art of the Creepy Movie : NPR 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ The Sixth Sense Shyamalan achieved commercial success in 1999 when he wrote, directed, and produced The Sixth Sense, a supernatural drama about a psychologist (Bruce Willis) who blames himself for a patient's suicide and his own broken marriage.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

.Upon meeting a disturbed child (Haley Joel Osment) who claims to see people who have died, the psychologist feels he has a chance to redeem himself.^ Upon meeting a disturbed child (Haley Joel Osment) who claims to see people who have died, the psychologist feels he has a chance to redeem himself.
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^ "The Sixth Sense," about the relationship between an extraordinarily empathetic child (Haley Joel Osment) and a psychologist (Bruce Willis) floored moviegoers - many of whom went back for a second look - with its surprise revelation about Willis's character.
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^ It is a very solid thriller that still holds up very well and features great performances by Haley Joel Osment and Toni Collete.
  • Ranking The Best To Worst Of M. Night Shyamalan | The Movie Blog 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to the book DisneyWar, David Vogel of The Walt Disney Company read Shyamalan's script and, without obtaining approval from his superiors, bought the rights to it for a high $2 million and allowed Shyamalan to direct.^ According to the book DisneyWar, David Vogel of The Walt Disney Company read Shyamalan's script and, without obtaining approval from his superiors, bought the rights to it for a high $2 million dollars and allowed Shyamalan to direct.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ Shyamalan, the visionary creator of the Oscar®-nominated “The Sixth Sense,” “Signs” and the upcoming “The Happening,” will direct and produce the epic action-adventure based on a script that he penned.
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's a new movie directed by the Dowdle Brothers (the skillful Quarantine ) with a script by Brian Nelson ( 30 Days of Night , Hard Candy ) from a story by M. Night Shyamalan (uh...
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[17] .Vogel's bosses, disagreeing with his decision, sold the profits to Spyglass Entertainment and kept only a 12.5 percent distribution fee for itself.^ Vogel's bosses, disagreeing with his decision, sold the profits to Spyglass Entertainment, and kept only a 12.5 percent distribution fee for itself.
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[17]
.The film had a $40-million budget, and grossed over $600 million at the box office worldwide.^ Budgeted at $75 million, it grossed $95 million domestically and $248 million worldwide.
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^ The film had a $40 million budget, and grossed over $600 million box office worldwide.
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^ With total production costs of $71.6 million, the film grossed $114.2 million domestically ($50 million in its opening weekend) and a further $142 million in non-USA receipts.
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.The Sixth Sense was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor for Osment and Best Supporting Actress for Toni Collette.^ (Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay.
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^ Since his breakthrough film 'The Sixth Sense', director M. Night Shyamalan has made three more films culminating in the recently released 'The Village'.
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^ The Sixth Sense is one of the best ghost stories ever told on film.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America awarded it a Nebula Award for Best Script of 1999.

Unbreakable

.Unbreakable is a superhero drama about David Dunn (Bruce Willis), the sole survivor of a train crash, and his encounters with comic book collector Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), who is convinced that Dunn has latent superpowers.^ Unbreakable Main article: Unbreakable Unbreakable is a naturalistic drama about David Dunn (Bruce Willis), the sole survivor of a train crash.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ He eventually meets comic-book collector Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), a mysterious mastermind who is convinced that Dunn has latent super powers.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ The Sixth Sense Shyamalan achieved commercial success in 1999 when he wrote, directed, and produced The Sixth Sense, a supernatural drama about a psychologist (Bruce Willis) who blames himself for a patient's suicide and his own broken marriage.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

.The movie opened to mixed reviews with many comparing it to The Sixth Sense and noting its slow pace and somber atmosphere.^ Signs and the Sixth Sense were the first suspense/horror movies I ever wacthed that scared me.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ Signs is my best-reviewed movie, next is Unbreakable, and then next is “Sixth Sense” and then next is The Village.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I personally loved all of his movies, The Happening, and Sixth Sense being personal favorites.
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[18] .With a budget of $73.2 million, the movie failed to make a net profit domestically with a total box office gross of $95 million.^ Budgeted at $75 million, it grossed $95 million domestically and $248 million worldwide.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ The film had a $40 million budget, and grossed over $600 million box office worldwide.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ With total production costs of $71.6 million, the film grossed $114.2 million domestically ($50 million in its opening weekend) and a further $142 million in non-USA receipts.
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[19] It went on to collect another $154 million worldwide.[20]
.In interviews with M. Night Shyamalan, Unbreakable has been characterized as his "personal favorite", among the films he has made.^ M. Night Shyamalan's least flawed film .
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^ M. Night Shyamalan would never film this...
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ M. Night Shyamalan has made some great movies ( The Sixth Sense , course, and the far superior Unbreakable ) and, more recently, a handful of terrrrrible ones ( The Happening , Lady in the Water , The Village ).
  • M. Night Shyamalan's Next Film Rests on the Shoulders of a 12-Year-Old Dallas Boy - Dallas News - Unfair Park 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC blogs.dallasobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Signs

.Opening in August 2002, Signs is a science fiction drama of a rural Pennsylvania Episcopal priest (Mel Gibson) who has lost his faith after his wife's death and regains it with his family as they witness the worldwide events of an alien invasion.^ Signs stars Mel Gibson as former preacher Graham Hess who lost his faith following his wife's death in a car accident.
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^ Mel Gibson fights aliens so he can be a priest again?
  • The new M. Night Shyamalan movie [Archive] - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An Episcopal Priest, Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) loses faith in his religion, after his wife, Colleen, is accidentally killed during a late night stroll.
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.Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin also star.^ They rush off into the corn fields to investigate the sound, where they find Grahams young daughter Bo (Abigail Breslin) and young son Morgan (Rory Culkin) already investigating the sound.
  • Visual Style in M. Night Shyamalan�s �Fantastic� Trilogy, Part 1: The Long Take 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.horschamp.qc.ca [Source type: General]

.Budgeted at $72 million, Signs grossed $227 million domestically and $408 million worldwide.^ According to wikipedia, he had a 72 million dollar budget to make signs, and a sixty million dollar budget to make this movie.
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^ That movie has grossed $391 million plus worldwide at the box office even though the originals were made with Christopher Reeve and a star studded cast.
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^ Signs , M. Night's third major film, was also a worthy effort, and cashed in to the tune of $227 million, but many fans felt that there was something intangibly missing from it.
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[22] .It was the highest-grossing film as well as the highest opening-weekend gross ($60 million) of Gibson's career as an actor.^ Then I had an advance look at the film, which opens this weekend.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s New Villain - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His recent rift with Disney is still an open wound as well, compounded by the failure of his first film with a different studio.
  • Wrestling the Twister: An Interview With M. Night Shyamalan 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm having a hard time seeing Kung Fu Panda making 70 million on it's opening weekend, this isn't another Shrek or Pixar movie.
  • Fantasy Moguls Original Content: BARD'S EYE VIEW: What Is 'Happening' to M. Night Shyamalan? and Other Cosmic Questions 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC news.fantasymoguls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The film received a generally positive reception. .Most notably of which was Roger Ebert's four-star review, stating, "M. Night Shyamalan's Signs is the work of a born filmmaker, able to summon apprehension out of thin air.^ Deschanel is Happening for Shyamalan Source: Variety May 30, 2007 Zooey Deschanel has signed to star with Mark Wahlberg in M. Night Shyamalan's 20th Century Fox thriller The Happening, reports Variety.
  • The Happening - M. Night Shyamalan's next movie - DVDfile.com forum for DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC forums.dvdfile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M Night Shyamalan (Manoj Nelliattu Shyamalan) was born in India in 1970 and spent just the first few weeks of his life there, before returning with his mother to America.
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^ M. Night Shyamalan, born 1970 August 06 at 1200PM, Pondicherry, India (11N56 79E53 5E) House System: koch .
  • StarBios Report for M. Night Shyamalan 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.adze.com [Source type: General]

When it is over, we think not how little has been decided, but how much has been experienced".[23]
.Shyamalan said in an interview with Science Fiction Weekly that his choice of Gibson was influenced in part by the actor's emotional role in the film Lethal Weapon: "I was on my parents' sofa watching the video of Lethal Weapon, and then this guy did stuff emotionally that had no business being in an action movie.^ That pirate movie has no business being a success.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That said, holy shit...what did Shyamalan do to these poor actors?
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^ I was drawn to the series because of its influences: one being Hayao Miyazaki, said Shyamalan.
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

... .I completely believed the humanity of a man who was so torn by the loss of his wife that he wasn't afraid of dying, which made him a lethal weapon.^ Hope I didn’t step on your review…it just seemed like I couldn’t believe I was reading a script from a man who has made…BILLIONS at the box office….was just too flabbergasted not to write….
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC goneelsewhere.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was his child who died at the beginning of the movie, I believe.
  • Shyamalan's The Village and the fable of disinformation - www.ezboard.com 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.surlalunefairytales.com [Source type: Original source]

^ M. Night Shyamalan, I believe, is an extraordinarily gifted filmmaker who, at some point about four years ago, went completely batshit insane.
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... [W]hen .I wrote the movie about a guy who loses faith because his wife has passed away, I felt like that was the guy.^ That’s what I felt like while I was watching this movie.
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^ Thats true but i heard the reason is because the whole movie is social commentary about the fashion industry.
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^ I actually think it says something about the film industry as a whole that a guy like Shyamalan can be considered a visionary auteur.
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.And I also like taking an action guy and not letting him be The Guy."^ I'm not the only person who's liked it a lot better the second time around; so if you were really let down by the Village, I recommend you take another look.
  • Print Page - M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is dessert some kind of euphemism for letting him take a sh!t in your mouth after he fxxks you or something?!
  • M. Night is Back...and BAD As Ever?!? - The Official RAZZIE� Forum - Page 6 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.razzies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shyamalan also said that originally, there was going to be very little music in the film, but that composer James Newton Howard's intense and emotional compositions reminded him of a Bernard Herrmann (Alfred Hitchcock's frequent composer) score (Psycho) and prompted him to change his mind.^ There is very little screen time with Shyamalan, and what is there is mostly garbage.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (New Yorker) ‘In ten years, I doubt there will be any more film.’ But Spielberg and M. Night Shyamalan want to continue shooting and exhibiting in the traditional way.
  • m. night shyamalan - Ultrabrown 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.ultrabrown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GO MAKE YOUR OWN GODDAMN FILM YOU PISSY LITTLE BITCHES. Thank you and have a good day.
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – Cast Images » BSCreview 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24]

The Village

.Drawing on Wuthering Heights after being asked to pen a screen adaptation, Shyamalan went to work on what was originally titled The Woods.^ The Village Drawing on Wuthering Heights after being offered to pen a screen adaptation, Shyamalan went to work on what was originally titled The Woods, The Village was released in July 2004.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ Success to Shyamalan now means building a body of work that is defined by its originality, singularity of accent, and voice.
  • A different take | csmonitor.com 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.csmonitor.com [Source type: General]

^ Very rarely do adaptations actually work that well, and especially with Shyamalan's overall style.
  • The Last Airbender Update: Shyamalan Currently Editing - Screen Rant 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25] .The Village was released in July 2004. A drama starring Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Adrien Brody, it tells of a small, 19th-century community run by a group of "Elders" who seem to be content in their isolation from the outside world.^ A bucolic and peaceful village is run by a group of elders, among them Alice (Sigourney Weaver) and Edward (William Hurt).
  • The movies of M Night Shyamalan 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The Village" (2004) featured an all-star cast, including again, Joaquin Phoenix, as well as Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Adrien Brody, and Ron Howard's daughter Bryce Dallas Howard.

^ Bryce Dallas Howard discusses the film.
  • Director M. Night Shyamalan Interview | SPIKE 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.The village is encircled by a forest said to be filled with mysterious and threatening creatures.^ (I'll wait for the DVD.) The kids came running in and said they believed the creatures want them to LEAVE the village.
  • Shyamalan's The Village and the fable of disinformation - www.ezboard.com 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.surlalunefairytales.com [Source type: Original source]

.Even as an uneasy truce between the villagers and the creatures seems to be falling apart, one villager (Phoenix) starts to question their forced isolation.^ There are, of course, counter-currents to the romantic flow of Shyamalan’s movies, and one, The Village , remains balanced between the rejuvenation of romance and the dissolution of irony.

^ And he seemed to know the secret all along, because he laughed and clapped when ever he heard the horns in the woods, and when one of the creatures came into the village to frighten them.
  • Shyamalan's The Village and the fable of disinformation - www.ezboard.com 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.surlalunefairytales.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When someone penetrated the yellow boundary, the elders would retaliate by having a creature enter the village, to show that the villagers will not be safe if they break the truce.
  • Shyamalan's The Village and the fable of disinformation - www.ezboard.com 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.surlalunefairytales.com [Source type: Original source]

.With total production costs of $71.6 million,[26] the film grossed $114.2 million domestically ($50 million in its opening weekend) and a further $142 million in non-USA receipts.^ Then I had an advance look at the film, which opens this weekend.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s New Villain - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With total production costs of $71.6 million, the film grossed $114.2 million domestically ($50 million in its opening weekend) and a further $142 million in non-USA receipts.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ Its successful opening weekend in America was followed by a severe dropoff of 67%, and the film is generally considered to be somewhat of a commercial failure.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

.Its successful opening weekend in America was followed by a severe dropoff of 67%, and the film is generally considered to be a commercial disappointment.^ Then I had an advance look at the film, which opens this weekend.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s New Villain - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But the last several films with Apatow's name on it haven't been as widely successful.
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Critical response was mostly negative:[27] Desson Thomson of The Washington Post called it "a bewildering disappointment";[27] Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times said, "It's tedious instead of provocative and so unconvincing as to be preposterous."[27] Roger Ebert, who had previously praised Shyamalan, called the film "a colossal miscalculation, a movie based on a premise that cannot support it, a premise so transparent it would be laughable were the movie not so deadly solemn. . . . He is a director of considerable skill who evokes stories out of moods, but this time, alas, he took the day off".[28]
.Shyamalan expressed a great deal of regret in the way the film was marketed, telling producing partner Sam Mercer, while overseeing the editing of the teaser trailer for Lady in the Water, that he had wished for The Village to have been sold as a period romance with a scare only at the end of the trailer.^ His latest film is called Lady in the Water.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: The Art of the Creepy Movie : NPR 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Lady In the Water was great without a twist.
  • The new M. Night Shyamalan movie [Archive] - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Village made some money, lady in the water did not make **** and more people came out of that more confused than people pondering boy georges sexuality .
  • M. Night Shyamalan's - The Happening - The ComingSoon.net Boards 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shyamalan is also said to have thought that the shift in the main theme of faith from his previous films to that of deception resulted in the mixed-negative response.^ Cleveland’s coming to terms with his loss and fully recovering his faith in humankind ultimately make up the central action of Shyamalan’s sixth American film.

^ Unbreakable is perfused by the imagery of comic books, which Shyamalan has said he meant the look of the film to imitate.

^ I’ve gone on record many times and said that I believe that M. Night Shyamalan’s films have gotten progressively worse and worse since that break out with Sixth Sense.
  • Ranking The Best To Worst Of M. Night Shyamalan | The Movie Blog 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Citing that his other movies set out to make an audience believe in the supernatural, The Village set out to do the opposite.^ Village made some money, lady in the water did not make **** and more people came out of that more confused than people pondering boy georges sexuality .
  • M. Night Shyamalan's - The Happening - The ComingSoon.net Boards 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We should wait until the full length trailer is out to make such HARSH CRITICISMS ABOUT A MOVIE THAT ISN'T EVEN DONE FILMING YET!!
  • First Look: M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender Movie « FirstShowing.net 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No amount of special effects or $$$$ invested is going to make a good movie out of this without the creative input of the original writers and producers.
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[29]
.The Village earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.^ Originally Posted by Doomsday Man, Return of the King will be good, but nominating it for Best Picture will be a complete waste, since it has a 0% chance of winning.
  • M. Night Shyamalan's - The Happening - The ComingSoon.net Boards 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ James Newton Howard and Hilary Hahn did a fantastic job in the Village, it was nominated for best score, but lost to finding neverland.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AFI, and the academy, the phantom menace was bumped up to AFI's greatest films of all times list, and the academy actually plans to nominate get smart for best picture of 2008.
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Lady in the Water

.Lady in the Water, released on July 21, 2006, is a fantasy about Philadelphia maintenance man Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti), who discovers a young woman named Story (Bryce Dallas Howard) in the swimming pool of his apartment complex.^ I do however enjoy Paul Giamatti, hes in lady in the water, right?
  • The new M. Night Shyamalan movie [Archive] - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cleveland (Paul Giamatti) tries to get the lady to come out of the water.
  • Director M. Night Shyamalan Interview | SPIKE 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Philadelphia apartment-complex maintenance man, who discovers a young woman named Story in the swimming pool (and) eventually learns she is a water nymph who has come to ‘the world of man’ to deliver an important message.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gradually, he and his neighbors learn that she is a water nymph who has come to "the world of man" to bring inspiration to someone in the complex.^ Philadelphia apartment-complex maintenance man, who discovers a young woman named Story in the swimming pool (and) eventually learns she is a water nymph who has come to ‘the world of man’ to deliver an important message.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lady in the Water: M. casts himself as writer who's book saves the world.
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The loss at the centre of Lady in the Water is catastrophic, but we neither witness it nor learn of it directly from the character who suffered it, Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti).

.Her life is in danger from a vicious, wolf-like, mystical creature that tries to keep her from returning to her watery "blue world."^ Creatures from the blue world?
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He likes to keep his sets secure so that actors can have completely free reign to try anything.
  • INT: M. Night Shyamalan - JoBlo.com 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The proposal for this film was underscored by a rift between Shyamalan and Disney, the studio for which he had made his biggest previous films.^ Since his breakthrough film 'The Sixth Sense', director M. Night Shyamalan has made three more films culminating in the recently released 'The Village'.
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SHYAMALAN: Yes again, you know, it's tricky for me because, you know, I -you know, the things that you asked me are the general belief systems, that I've made four films that are alike.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: The Art of the Creepy Movie : NPR 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ What I find fascinating about Shyamalan is that he's a mainstream filmmaker, but all the reviewers seem to skewer his films as if he made Reservoir Dogs and followed it up with Armageddon .
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the book The Man Who Heard Voices: Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale by Michael Bamberger, Shyamalan said that he felt Disney "no longer valued individualism...no longer valued fighters."^ Night fairie tale for the camp fire.
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^ Interestingly, Agger reports, “When a reporter asks him [Shyamalan] what he wanted his name to mean in the future, he replied, ‘Originality.’” Michael Bamberger, The Man Who Heard Voices Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale (New York: Gotham Books, 2006), p.

^ As someone who thrives on horror films but is no longer susceptible to them, that is an amazing thing to experience again.
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[30] Shyamalan left the studio after production president Nina Jacobson and others became highly critical of his script, which Warner Bros. eventually produced.[31] .Critical response was again negative — Frank Lovece of Film Journal International saying simply, "this Lady is the Showgirls of fantasy film"[32] — disparaging both the inclusion of a film-critic character (one of many elements of Shyamalan's screenplay that Disney found troublesome) and Shyamalan's decision to take such a large and personal role in the film as a writer whose work would change the world.^ The result: critical sneers for the film; Shyamalan's lowest box-office take to date ($42.3 million); and a bath of red ink for his new Hollywood home, Warner Bros.
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shyamalan--the love-him-or-hate-him director of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, Lady in the Water and The Happening --has raised hackles by casting white actors as the main characters in his big-screen take on Avatar .
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The movie also takes Shyamalan's legendary self-indulgence to unparalleled heights; he casts himself as a writer whose destiny is to change the world, and he literally eviscerates a film critic in a sequence which is no doubt supposed to be funny and clever, but instead winds up looking like the celluloid tantrum of an upset child.
  • Deus Ex Malcontent: Welcome to My M. Nightmare 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.deusexmalcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The New York Post wrote that the film was "dead in the water", criticizing Shyamalan as a "crackpot with messianic delusions."
.At the 27th Golden Raspberry Awards (for 2006 films) Lady in the Water received four Golden Raspberry Award nominations, Worst Supporting Actor (M. Night Shyamalan), Worst Director (M. Night Shyamalan), Worst Screenplay (M. Night Shyamalan), and Worst Picture.^ M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere Home About Brief Film Reviews Gone Elsewhere .
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC goneelsewhere.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why anyone would risk a big budget on Shyamalan after the disaster of "Lady in the Water" is beyond me.
  • M. Night is Back...and BAD As Ever?!? - The Official RAZZIE� Forum - Page 1 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.razzies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Name : sanghapal Subject : will to become actor -- Feb 3, 2006 at 2:03AM Hello, MY name is 'sanghapal' ,from INDIA. i want to become actor in your film.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

.The film won Worst Director and Worst Supporting Actor.^ And FYI. There are Asian actors in the film and some of the casting directors are Asian, so how could there be any racism.
  • The Last Airbender Update: Shyamalan Currently Editing - Screen Rant 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RAZZIES WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR POLL .
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^ Shyamalan Worst Films Made by Good Directors Even good directors tend to really screw up once in a while.
  • M. Night Shyamalan - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As of September 14, 2006, the film made $42.3 million domestically and $30.5 million in the foreign box office, totaling $72.8 million.^ His movies have made over half a BILLION in the box office and Uwe Boll still continue making movies even though his movies make little to no money.
  • M. Night is Back...and BAD As Ever?!? - The Official RAZZIE� Forum - Page 1 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.razzies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The result: critical sneers for the film; Shyamalan's lowest box-office take to date ($42.3 million); and a bath of red ink for his new Hollywood home, Warner Bros.
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And though Tropic Thunder has once again managed to grab the top spot at the box office, it managed to do so with a measly $11.5 million.
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.The film's $75 million[33] production cost and $70 million[34] marketing campaign combined with the fractional percentages returned by movie vendors meant the film lost close to $100 million USD during its theatrical run.^ Combined production and marketing costs amounted to approximately twice this figure.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ With total production costs of $71.6 million, the film grossed $114.2 million domestically ($50 million in its opening weekend) and a further $142 million in non-USA receipts.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ Lady in the Water Twenty photos of the people and dwellings of the Village appear during the closing credits of that film.

DVD rentals of the film have earned $19.96 million as of February 18, 2007.

The Happening

.On January 29, 2007, Variety reported that Shyamalan showed a new script titled The Green Effect to studio executives but no major studios were interested in greenlighting the film.^ In 2007, a new script titled "The Green Effect" was reportedly making the rounds in Hollywood, but was receiving no offers.

^ Shyamalan's father envisioned a future in medicine for his son, but his mother encouraged him to pursue his interest in film, and he studied film and liberal arts at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

^ Deschanel is Happening for Shyamalan Source: Variety May 30, 2007 Zooey Deschanel has signed to star with Mark Wahlberg in M. Night Shyamalan's 20th Century Fox thriller The Happening, reports Variety.
  • The Happening - M. Night Shyamalan's next movie - DVDfile.com forum for DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC forums.dvdfile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[35] .A little over a month later, the same magazine reported that Shyamalan's spec script (now titled The Happening) had been sold to 20th Century Fox after an extensive rewrite.^ Deschanel is Happening for Shyamalan Source: Variety May 30, 2007 Zooey Deschanel has signed to star with Mark Wahlberg in M. Night Shyamalan's 20th Century Fox thriller The Happening, reports Variety.
  • The Happening - M. Night Shyamalan's next movie - DVDfile.com forum for DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC forums.dvdfile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Avatar" has been dropped from the title of the action-adventure so as to avoid confusion with James Cameron's 3-D epic " Avatar," which 20th Century Fox opens Dec.
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^ Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening Post by: scoob on May 17, 2008, 02:11 PM .
  • Print Page - M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The plot involves a mysterious toxin that causes people to commit suicide.^ An unstoppable mass suicide epidemic caused by airborne toxin is a fairly-ballsy premise for a mainstream thriller.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC goneelsewhere.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The audience is asked to believe that plants and trees mutated overnight and gained the ability to emit an odorless, invisible gas that causes humans to commit suicide.
  • M. Night is Back...and BAD As Ever?!? - The Official RAZZIE� Forum - Page 6 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.razzies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have not read anything about this movie but from the previews I have seen in the theaters and on tv it seems like that whatever the happening is it causes people to lose their ability to speak, they get disoriented and then they commit suicide.
  • The new M. Night Shyamalan movie [Archive] - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The protagonist, a science teacher named Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg), attempts to escape from the substance with his wife and friends as hysteria grips the East Coast of the United States.^ "All of which coalesced at this moment in his career, making him the perfect person to take on the role of Elliot Moore, the science teacher at the center of this event."
  • M. Night Shyamalan's - The Happening - The ComingSoon.net Boards 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marky Mark portrays what has to be the least convincing science teacher ever to appear on the screen, though it kind of makes sense, since his best friend seems to be the least convincing math teacher ever to appear on the screen.
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^ MARK goes home to find his wife ZOOEY DESCHANEL, whose name is ZOOEY. MARK WAHLBERG (yawning): Hey honey, lets go to the train station to awkwardly progress the story forward without any character motivation.
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[36]
.Despite the hype of being M. Night Shyamalan's first R-Rated film, it failed to impress most notable critics.^ M. Night Shyamalan's least flawed film .
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan would never film this...
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ If you have a question about this film or M. Night Shyamalan's others, about the movie business, give us a call, 800-989-8255.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: The Art of the Creepy Movie : NPR 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

The film is produced by Shyamalan, Sam Mercer, and Barry Mendel, and was released in the U.S. on Friday the 13th of June, 2008.
.The film was considerably more successful than Shyamalan's previous work.^ Since his breakthrough film 'The Sixth Sense', director M. Night Shyamalan has made three more films culminating in the recently released 'The Village'.
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I can't watch his films more than once or twice - because surpisingly they come off rather flat upon repeat viewings - esp The Village.
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^ This crucial difference is that Shyamalan uses the long take more frequently in scenes with Cole and Lynn than in scenes between Cole and Malcolm.
  • Visual Style in M. Night Shyamalan�s �Fantastic� Trilogy, Part 1: The Long Take 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.horschamp.qc.ca [Source type: General]

On its opening day, The Happening grossed $13 million. .Over the weekend, the total gross came in at $30,517,109 in 2,986 theaters in the United States and Canada, averaging to about $10,220 per venue, and ranking #3 at the box office.^ The highest placed newcomer to this weekend’s box office (I feel like I’m commentating at the Olympics) was Babylon A.D. , which itself has been in the news lately due to its directors hatred of the movie.
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[37] .The foreign box office gross for opening weekend was an estimated $32.1 million.^ And though Tropic Thunder has once again managed to grab the top spot at the box office, it managed to do so with a measly $11.5 million.
  • 2008 August 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The highest placed newcomer to this weekend’s box office (I feel like I’m commentating at the Olympics) was Babylon A.D. , which itself has been in the news lately due to its directors hatred of the movie.
  • 2008 August 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Box Office (Weekend) .
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[38] .The total gross of the film as of September 17, 2008 stands at $163.3 million.^ With total production costs of $71.6 million, the film grossed $114.2 million domestically ($50 million in its opening weekend) and a further $142 million in non-USA receipts.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ It was the highest-grossing film as well as the highest opening-weekend gross ($60 million) of Gibson's career as an actor.
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ By Lee Andrew Henderson   |  Published 10/20/2008 More topics: Highest Grossing Films .
  • M. Night Shyamalan - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In addition to box office, the film earned $26 million in DVD rentals between October 7, 2008 and November 2008.

The Last Airbender

Feature poster of Shyamalan's upcoming adventure film.
.On January 8, 2007, it was announced that Shyamalan would write, direct and produce the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, an animated TV series on the children's cable channel Nickelodeon, a series influenced by Asian art, mythology and various martial-arts fighting styles.^ "The Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series was one [saturated] in Asian and Inuit culture," she wrote.
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Variety reports that Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies will release M. Night Shyamalan's live-action big screen adaptation of the popular animated TV series " Avatar: The Last Airbender" on July 2, 2010.
  • Shyamalan Gets Some 'Air': Movies: UGO 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also have a problem with him 'writing, directing and producing' the AtLA live-action features.
  • M. Night Shyamalan's... Avatar: The Last Airbender? 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC forums.avatarspirit.net [Source type: General]

.The movie will be produced for Paramount Pictures' MTV Films and Nick Movies.^ On January 8, 2007, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies announced that they had signed M. Night Shyamalan to write, direct and produce a trilogy of live-action films based on the series; the first of these films will encompass the ...
  • M. Night Shyamalan pictures & biography 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.celebrityring.info [Source type: General]

^ IN the film…..but YOU CAN’T BASE AN ENTIRE MOVIE OFF OF A 1:41 MINUTE TEASER TRAILER AND SOME PICTURES..now that's just being thick headed….
  • First Look: M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender Movie « FirstShowing.net 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's a lot of money put into this film, Nickelodeon movies, and Paramount pictures would not risk and invest money into a flopping film.
  • The Last Airbender Update: Shyamalan Currently Editing - Screen Rant 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The trade paper Variety later reported Shyamalan would film Avatar after The Happening.[39]
.According to an interview with the co-creators in SFX Magazine, Shyamalan came across Avatar when his daughter wanted to be Katara for Halloween.^ Shyamalan wanted unknowns for this movie according to all initial interviews.
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Avatar according to the creators, were based on REAL LIFE examples of people of Asian descent.
  • The Last Airbender Update: Shyamalan Currently Editing - Screen Rant 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Intrigued, Shyamalan researched and watched the series with his family.^ M. Night Shyamalan gathered with his family one day to watch a cartoon show his daughter loved.
  • 2010 movie preview: Iron Man, Shrek, Harry Potter return to the big screen - EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.eagletribune.com [Source type: General]
  • | DailyComet.com | The Thibodaux Daily Comet | Thibodaux, LA 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.dailycomet.com [Source type: General]

."Watching Avatar has become a family event in my house ...^ I’m 32(asian) and my kids made me watch the avatar series and now I’M A VERY BIG FAN!!!!!!!
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – Cast Images » BSCreview 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

so we are looking forward to how the story develops in season three," said Shyamalan. "Once I saw the amazing world that Mike and Bryan created, I knew it would make a great feature film."[40] According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Shyamalan would begin filming Avatar: The Last Airbender in May 2009; he will need four or five huge soundstages in the Philadelphia area to produce this film.[41] .On April 15, 2008, Paramount and Nickelodeon announced the official title for the film will be The Last Airbender.^ We're delighted to be partnering with Nickelodeon to bring M. Night Shyamalan's vision of “The Last Airbender” to the big screen and to audiences of all ages,” said John Lesher, President, Paramount Film Group.
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's been some question from the fan community as to if M. Night Shyamalan will still be doing AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, based on the cartoon, and if he'll have to change his title because of James Cameron's film...
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 16, 2008 – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have greenlit the live-action epic adventure “M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender,” which will launch over the Independence Day weekend in 2010, opening on Friday, July 2, 2010.
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[42] .Also announced was the release date: July 2, 2010. The Last Airbender is currently the only movie announced for the July 4th holiday weekend of this year.^ According to this website this P.O.S has reserved the 4th of July weekend next year for its release.
  • First Look: M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender Movie « FirstShowing.net 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It plans on hitting screens Fourth of July weekend 2010.
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan’s exciting vision for a film with the potential of ‘The Last Airbender,’ is another perfect fit for the Fourth of July holiday weekend that we have used to launch such blockbusters as ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Transformers,’” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures.
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]
.Controversy quickly arose over the casting of the film, an all-white cast for a predominantly Asian-themed show.^ It's crazy how Hollywood is trying to show how ethnically diverse this cast is, but all the people of color are the bad guys while the white guys are all good people.
  • First Look: M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender Movie « FirstShowing.net 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Everyone else looked a mixture of white or Asian in the show with the voice actors being either at any given time.
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – Cast Images » BSCreview 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its not discrimination, its called "bad-casting" Discrimination would be not letting the Asian actors audition for the film, that would be discrimination.
  • The Last Airbender Update: Shyamalan Currently Editing - Screen Rant 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The casting of white actors triggered negative fan reaction marked by accusations of racism and a letter-writing campaign.^ And FYI. There are Asian actors in the film and some of the casting directors are Asian, so how could there be any racism.
  • The Last Airbender Update: Shyamalan Currently Editing - Screen Rant 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "To see the live-action main cast be completely turned over to white actors was a slap in the face for those loyal to the show and by extension, for racially diverse people.
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But the idea of this film excluding Asian actors portraying certain attributes of characters has no relevance to racism because there's a broad process for casting in any film.
  • The Last Airbender Update: Shyamalan Currently Editing - Screen Rant 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[43] On Martin Luther King Day, Derek Kirk Kim wrote a negative response to the allegedly racist casting, saying:
."[...] imagine if someone had made a “fantasy” movie in which the entire world was built around African culture.^ In the show, the ethnicities of the characters seem to borrow from cultures around the world, including an astonishing diversity of Southeastern-Asian, American, and European.
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – Cast Images » BSCreview 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Imagine it as if you have never even heard of "Avatar:Last Airbender" and just enjoy being part of the new fantasy world for a couple of hours.
  • First Look: M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender Movie « FirstShowing.net 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They may be in a "fantasy" world but their closest counterparts in this world are from the cultures the show borrowed from the most.
  • The Last Airbender Update: Shyamalan Currently Editing - Screen Rant 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Everyone is wearing ancient African clothes, African hats, eating traditional African food, writing in an African language, living in African homes, all encompassed in an African landscape...^ They removed all the Chinese writing that was in the cartoon, now we will have some made up language.
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – Cast Images » BSCreview 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Avatar before Aang, u see him in the show a couple of times, he's wearing traditional Japanese, Chinese, or Korean clothing ( not 100% sure so i'll leave it at that).
  • First Look: M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender Movie « FirstShowing.net 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aang, despite wearing Chinese clothes, knowing Chinese characters, living in a country with Chinese-style pagoda architecture, should be American, which to you guys, means white.
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – Cast Images » BSCreview 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

...but everyone is white."[44]
.Actor Jackson Rathbone dismissed the complaints, saying "I think it's one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan.^ Jackson Rathbone might be able to pull of his character too.
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – Cast Images » BSCreview 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My guess is this is because of that little neck-prickling sense of disquiet one feels when things are out of balance.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s New Villain - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm one of those schmucks who does give IMDb money and I can tell you that the Avatar movie is the only thing appearing in his "In Production" box.
  • Print Page - M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit."^ My guess is this is because of that little neck-prickling sense of disquiet one feels when things are out of balance.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s New Villain - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A truly bad movie is one where you it's so bad you're completely aware that it's a movie the whole time, you're so bored that you can't suspend your disbelief.
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But if a trailer comes on with that red " trailer may not be appropriate for all audiences" screen, I'll sit up that little bit straighter.
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[45] .This movie only revolves around the first season of the animated TV show but Shyamalan has stated he plans to do the other two movies as well (revolving around the 2nd & 3rd season).^ The issue is not limited to this movie, but other movies as well.
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the 1960s, after medical school and the birth of their first child, Veena, Shyamalan's parents moved to the United States.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you have a question about this film or M. Night Shyamalan's others, about the movie business, give us a call, 800-989-8255.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: The Art of the Creepy Movie : NPR 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

Other projects

.In July 2000, on The Howard Stern Show, Shyamalan said he had met with Spielberg and was in early talks to write the script for the fourth Indiana Jones film.^ His heros in film making are Spielberg & Shyamalan.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ M. Night Shyamalan’s exciting vision for a film with the potential of ‘The Last Airbender,’ is another perfect fit for the Fourth of July holiday weekend that we have used to launch such blockbusters as ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Transformers,’” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures.
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan Little Known Facts from the Indiana Jones Movies You might think you know Indiana Jones, but there are some little known facts you may not be aware of.
  • M. Night Shyamalan - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This would have given Shyamalan a chance to work with his longtime idol, Steven Spielberg.^ If Shyamalan were to be true to himself and go back to Bollywood, not only would he be the Steven Spielberg of the Indian market, but his films would shine so brilliantly that they would cross over to the western market in popularity.
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[46] .After the project fell through Shyamalan later said it was too "tricky" to arrange and "not the right thing" for him to do.^ SHYAMALAN: Yes again, you know, it's tricky for me because, you know, I -you know, the things that you asked me are the general belief systems, that I've made four films that are alike.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: The Art of the Creepy Movie : NPR 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ I think it's hysterical that he watches two kids get gunned down right in front of him and then sloughs it off like he has more important things to think about.
  • The Zone • View topic - M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'? 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC zone.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, the thing I’m most interested in about this project is the fact that M. Night Shyamalan has written and directed it.
  • The Last Airbender Update: Shyamalan Currently Editing - Screen Rant 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[47]
.Shyamalan's name was linked with the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, but the project conflicted with the production of Unbreakable.^ Name : Bruce Subject : e mail address -- May 9, 2001 at 2:42AM i was wondering if i could get M nught shyamalan e mail address .
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ Name : Rob Schneider Subject : Mr. M. Night Shyamalan in an old NYU student film!!
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ Name : SkyGuy Subject : P.S. -- Jan 3, 2005 at 11:59AM The only film of yours I haven't seen is Unbreakable.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

.In July 2006, while doing press tours for Lady in the Water, Shyamalan had said he was still interested in directing one of the last two Harry Potter films.^ Lady in the Water was good, but compared to his other films, is last in the list.
  • Ranking The Best To Worst Of M. Night Shyamalan | The Movie Blog 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M.Night wrote and directed Lady in the Water (2006).
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^ The controversial tome, ostensibly about the making of Lady in the Water, included an extensive account of Shyamalan's less-than-amicable departure from his longtime studio, Disney, and it resulted in heaps of bad press for the director.
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."The themes that run through it...the empowering of children, a positive outlook...you name it, it falls in line with my beliefs", Shyamalan said.^ I said I want you on this line to be on this person, this line...
  • kamera.co.uk - feature article - Feature Item - M. Night Shyamalan Q & A by Ben McCann 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kamera.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As you said, Shyamalan oozes with talent.
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Name : gopakumar Subject : From India -- Oct 17, 2007 at 6:23AM Dear Mr.Manoj, I have a nice story in my mind to share with you.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

"I enjoy the humor in it. When I read the first Harry Potter and was thinking about making it, I had a whole different vibe in my head of it".[48][49]
.After the release of The Village in 2004, Shyamalan had been planning a film adaptation of Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi with 20th Century Fox, but later backed out so that he could make Lady in the Water.^ His latest film is called Lady in the Water.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: The Art of the Creepy Movie : NPR 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ His heros in film making are Spielberg & Shyamalan.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ Village made some money, lady in the water did not make **** and more people came out of that more confused than people pondering boy georges sexuality .
  • M. Night Shyamalan's - The Happening - The ComingSoon.net Boards 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

"I love that book. .I mean, it's basically [the story of] a kid born in the same city as me [Pondicherry, India] — it almost felt predestined", Shyamalan said.^ The essential point, however, is the same as those of other allegorical figures in Shyamalan’s movies: the stories they tell expand their meanings beyond their specific details into human life at large.

."But I was hesitant because the book has kind of a twist ending.^ And I am not against twist endings in any kind of way.
  • Interview: M. Night Shyamalan - Cinematical 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.And I was concerned that as soon as you put my name on it, everybody would have a different experience.^ Name : Michael Tappan Subject : turn my story to a movie -- Mar 8, 2003 at 6:16PM To whom this may concern.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ I can't speak for everybody else, but I'll give you my personal take.
  • M. Night is Back...and BAD As Ever?!? - The Official RAZZIE� Forum - Page 1 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.razzies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ EDWARD (whisper) Please Victor, would you be so kind as to answer my question...
  • HorrorLair - The Village Script by M. Night Shyamalan 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.horrorlair.com [Source type: Original source]

.Whereas if someone else did it, it would be much more satisfying, I think.^ I think it would be wonderful if he did.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ He felt that if he did the movie, everyone would expect a plot twist, which pretty much ruins the whole point of a plot twist.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The woman who did that mentioned (seriously) that I would be better off living in California, because if you don’t, they think you’re a hobbyist and not serious about it.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC goneelsewhere.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Expectations, you've got to be aware of them. I'm wishing them all great luck. I hope they make a beautiful movie".[50]
.In July 2008 it was announced that Shyamalan had partnered with Media Rights Capital to form a production company called Night Chronicles.^ If you have a question about this film or M. Night Shyamalan's others, about the movie business, give us a call, 800-989-8255.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: The Art of the Creepy Movie : NPR 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening Post by: scoob on May 17, 2008, 02:11 PM .
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^ Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening Post by: candyphobia on May 18, 2008, 12:32 PM .
  • Print Page - M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shyamalan would produce, but not direct, one film a year for three years.^ One of the Worst films of the year for sure.
  • M. Night is Back...and BAD As Ever?!? - The Official RAZZIE� Forum - Page 6 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.razzies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan would never film this...
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

^ Shyamalan, the visionary creator of the Oscar®-nominated “The Sixth Sense,” “Signs” and the upcoming “The Happening,” will direct and produce the epic action-adventure based on a script that he penned.
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[51] .The first of the three films will be Devil, a supernatural thriller to be directed by siblings John and Drew Dowdle.^ He found his first patron in Miramax, who purchased "Wide Awake" and agreed to the conditions that he would be allowed to direct the film and shoot it in his native Pennsylvania.

^ Happening The Last Airbender Primer The Last Airbender is the first in a three-part trilogy planned for release in July 2010 and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
  • M. Night Shyamalan - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shyamalan blamed some of the box office failure on Disney's decision to market the picture as a supernatural thriller and not a superhero-driven action adventure film.

.The script was written by Brian Nelson and based on an original idea from Shyamalan.^ Shyamalan, the visionary creator of the Oscar®-nominated “The Sixth Sense,” “Signs” and the upcoming “The Happening,” will direct and produce the epic action-adventure based on a script that he penned.
  • M. Night's solved the AVATAR title trouble and set a release date! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The simple idea that he could say what he said about this script…if this was the draft he read…that this is one of the greatest things Night has ever written?
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC goneelsewhere.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[52] .The movie will be about a group of people stuck in an elevator with the devil and star Chris Messina.^ Yes, let him make good movies, it obviously is of no significance that they are all about White people, right?
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some of it is pretty frackin’ cool…but it’s wrapped inside a movie about plants making people kill themselves.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC goneelsewhere.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The movie was about communicating with those we love, not about dead people and not about a fucking twist for people who are fond of watching movies like detectives.
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[53]

Television

Sci Fi Channel

.In 2004, Shyamalan was involved in a media hoax with the then Sci Fi Channel, which was eventually uncovered by the press.^ Anybody remember that awful Shyamalan's Secret (or whatever, don't remember the title) "documentary" Sci-Fi did to promote The Village?
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SCI FI Wire attempted to reach Shyamalan--who was born in India but raised in the United States--for comment, but did not receive a response to e-mails.
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sci Fi claimed in its "documentary" special — The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan, shot on the set of The Village — that Shyamalan was legally dead for nearly a half-hour while drowned in a frozen pond in a childhood accident, and that upon being rescued he had experiences of communicating with spirits, fueling an obsession with the supernatural.^ Anybody remember that awful Shyamalan's Secret (or whatever, don't remember the title) "documentary" Sci-Fi did to promote The Village?
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since his breakthrough film 'The Sixth Sense', director M. Night Shyamalan has made three more films culminating in the recently released 'The Village'.
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Times is a little more lukewarm, focusing on a silly trick documentary shot (with Shyamalan’s approval) to accompany the release of The Village , and on Shyamalan’s apparently rampant narcissism.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Sci Fi Channel also claimed that Shyamalan had grown "sour" when the "documentary" filmmakers' questions got too personal, and had therefore withdrawn from participating and threatened to sue the filmmakers.^ SCI FI Wire attempted to reach Shyamalan--who was born in India but raised in the United States--for comment, but did not receive a response to e-mails.
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My guess is, if this one's as bad as it looks, he'll wind up directing Sci-Fi Channel direct-to-cable movies by 2010...
  • M. Night is Back...and BAD As Ever?!? - The Official RAZZIE� Forum - Page 1 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.razzies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jul 20, 2004 at 12:39PM I like how you people talk about Night's "secret" only after that sham of a documentary came out on the sci-fi channel.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

.In truth, Shyamalan developed the hoax with Sci Fi, going so far as having Sci Fi staffers sign non disclosure agreements with a $5-million fine attached and requiring Shyamalan's office to formally approve each step.^ Anybody remember that awful Shyamalan's Secret (or whatever, don't remember the title) "documentary" Sci-Fi did to promote The Village?
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But Signs is only my favorite because I love deeply flawed sci-fi trash.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC goneelsewhere.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SCI FI Wire attempted to reach Shyamalan--who was born in India but raised in the United States--for comment, but did not receive a response to e-mails.
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Neither the childhood accident nor the supposed rift with the filmmakers ever occurred. The hoax included a non-existent Sci Fi publicist, "David Westover", whose name appeared on press releases regarding the special. .Sci Fi also fed false news stories to the Associated Press[54] and Zap2It.com,[55] among others.^ Director James Cameron's new sci-fi adventure on planet Pandora.
  • Director M. Night Shyamalan Interview | SPIKE 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ March 26, 2008 at 12:50 am Aileen There was actually a sci-fi short story that I read years ago that has a similar plot idea.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC goneelsewhere.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A New York Post news item, based on a Sci Fi press release, referred to Shyamalan's attorneys threatening to sue the filmmakers; the attorneys named were non-existent.^ Anybody remember that awful Shyamalan's Secret (or whatever, don't remember the title) "documentary" Sci-Fi did to promote The Village?
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan has taken to referring to his new film "The Happening" as "the best B movie you will ever see."
  • FARK.com: (3676287) M. Night Shyamalan has taken to referring to his new film "The Happening" as "the best B movie you will ever see." Sir, I know Bruce Campbell, Bruce Campbell is a friend of mine. You, sir, are no Bruce Campbell 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SCI FI Wire attempted to reach Shyamalan--who was born in India but raised in the United States--for comment, but did not receive a response to e-mails.
  • Is M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender Casting Racist? | SCI FI Wire 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After an AP reporter confronted Sci Fi Channel president Bonnie Hammer at a press conference, Hammer admitted the hoax, saying it was part of a guerrilla marketing campaign to generate pre-release publicity for The Village.^ Anybody remember that awful Shyamalan's Secret (or whatever, don't remember the title) "documentary" Sci-Fi did to promote The Village?
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Village: Not good, but not as bad as people say, poorly marketed to be something it wasn't.
  • FARK.com: (3664906) M. Night Shyamalan talks about failure of his beloved "Lady in the Water." "It's sad, because maybe it was just too innocent for the times or whatever" 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I mean, there were some real suspenseful parts, unlike the bad sci-fi movies of old.
  • The Happening - M. Night Shyamalan's next movie - DVDfile.com forum for DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC forums.dvdfile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This prompted Sci Fi's parent company, NBC-Universal, to state that the undertaking was "not consistent with our policy at NBC. We would never intend to offend the public or the press and we value our relationship with both."[56] Despite his office's disclosure-agreement requirement and approvals of each marketing step, Shyamalan told the AP, "I was, of course, involved in the production of the special but had nothing to do with the marketing of it. .If the Sci Fi Channel erred in their marketing strategy, it was totally out of enthusiasm."^ Jul 20, 2004 at 12:39PM I like how you people talk about Night's "secret" only after that sham of a documentary came out on the sci-fi channel.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

[56] Other critics have since deemed viewers to be victim of a somewhat 'cheap' promotional trick which went too far.[57]

Criticism and controversy

.Some critics have suggested that Shyamalan would be more successful by hiring a screenwriter to help translate his stories to the big screen.^ But in all honesty, I think Shyamalan would be a good director of a King movie if he had some help on the book to movie transcript.
  • FARK.com: (3676287) M. Night Shyamalan has taken to referring to his new film "The Happening" as "the best B movie you will ever see." Sir, I know Bruce Campbell, Bruce Campbell is a friend of mine. You, sir, are no Bruce Campbell 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
  • Director M. Night Shyamalan Interview | SPIKE 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ I just wish Shyamalan would just get back to basics and make an honest to God ghost story or somesuch and quit seeing himself as some kind of social messenger.
  • Print Page - M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[58][59] .He has also been labeled a "one-trick pony" for his continuous use of what some people call the "twist" element in his screenplays.^ I think he is a one-trick pony.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This guy is one trick pony, and its been showing for years now.
  • Ranking The Best To Worst Of M. Night Shyamalan | The Movie Blog 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All of Shyamalan’s films invoke a world beyond the natural – a world often called spiritual – usually with an angel or some figure who functions like one.

[58] After the release of The Village, Slate's Michael Agger noted that Shyamalan was following "an uncomfortable pattern" of "making fragile, sealed-off movies that fell apart when exposed to outside logic."[60]
.In a May 31, 2008, interview with the London Independent, Shyamalan offered this answer to the question about his "one-trick" movies: "Q: A common misperception of me is ...^ Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening Post by: scoob on May 17, 2008, 02:11 PM .
  • Print Page - M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening Post by: candyphobia on May 18, 2008, 12:32 PM .
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^ Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening Post by: hack on May 20, 2008, 02:10 PM .
  • Print Page - M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A: That all my movies have twist endings, or that they're all scary.^ The twist ending was essentially the whole movie.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why would they make this movie if they were just going to whitewash all of the heroes?
  • Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – Cast Images » BSCreview 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.bscreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Few movies have stayed with me as yours have, they often cross my mind, the concepts, the characters.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

.All my movies are spiritual and all have an emotional perspective."^ I tend to agree with you, the mis-en-scene, the use of camera, the editing, the lighting, all the technical features of his movies are fantastic.
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In my humble opinion, it does appear that there is plenty of work for all to do; but first we will benefit from understanding the perspective given to us by Carter Revard.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s New Villain - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Village is officially my least favorite movie of all time.
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Script Review « Gone Elsewhere 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC goneelsewhere.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[61]
.In recent years, M. Night Shyamalan has been accused of plagiarism.^ Since his breakthrough film 'The Sixth Sense', director M. Night Shyamalan has made three more films culminating in the recently released 'The Village'.
  • The problem with M. Night Shyamalan || kuro5hin.org 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M. Night Shyamalan, I believe, is an extraordinarily gifted filmmaker who, at some point about four years ago, went completely batshit insane.
  • Print Page - M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening 20 November 2009 23:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Robert McIlhinney, a Pennsylvania screenwriter, sued Shyamalan over the similarity of Signs to his unpublished script Lord of the Barrens: The Jersey Devil.[62][63] .Margaret Peterson Haddix noted the The Village had numerous elements found in her children's novel Running Out of Time[64] and publisher Simon & Schuster had talked about bringing a lawsuit[63] but it was never filed.^ THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN TOLD. running out of time, by margaret petterson haddix, was published in 1995, with a better and more believable, yet practically identical story.
  • The new M. Night Shyamalan movie [Archive] - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was hilarious, when asked about his proclivity to cameo, he mentioned how he didn't do that in The Village because, "well, everyone was WHITE." He also talked about how he thought he was nervous screening his first film, but that was nothing compared to showing LitW to his children.
  • Sink or Swim: the M. Night Shyamalan Media Circus - Sepia Mutiny 11 September 2009 9:42 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shyamalan will not be a big news after THE VILLAGE. There are no ghosts in Village, its a hocks by the leader of the village so that the people don't run out their community.
  • Review: M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 18 January 2010 6:27 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

References

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  8. ^ Answers.com - Wide Awake.
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  10. ^ The Numbers - Wide Awake Box Office Data.
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  31. ^ Los Angeles Times (June 23, 2006): "Book Tells of Breakup with Disney".
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  33. ^ FOXNEWS.COM Kevin Costner Almost Got 'Lady' Lead, Wednesday, July 19, 2006.
  34. ^ Director's Tell-all Assault on Disney Shocks Hollywood
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  46. ^ Premiere.com - "Indiana Jones and the Curse of Development Hell", By Ann Donahue.
  47. ^ Science Fiction Weekly, Ibid.
  48. ^ Tour Vlog #7: Kung Fu Snape (Tucson, AZ), posted October 4, 2007.
  49. ^ IGN.com, July 14, 2006 - "Potter in the Water? Shyamalan interested in magical franchise" by Jeff Otto.
  50. ^ Entertainment Weekly(May 3, 2006): "'Water' Bearer" by Missy Schwartz.
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M. Night Shyamalan
File:M. Night
M. Night Shyamalan, 2008
Born Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan
August 6, 1970 (1970-08-06) (age 40)
Mahé, Puducherry, India[1]
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter and actor
Religion Hinduism
Spouse Bhavna Vaswani (1993-Present)
Website
http://www.mnightshyamalan.com

Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan (pronounced /ˈʃɑːməlɑːn/; മനോജ്‌ നെല്ലിയാട്ടു ശ്യാമളന്‍, Mitur Ben Es-Derti Tamil: மனோஜ் நெல்லியட்டு ஷ்யாமளன்,Latin English: Maṉōj Nelliyāṯṯu Ṣiyāmaḷaṉ, born 6 August 1970), known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-American filmmaker and screenwriter who resides and works primarily in the United States, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending. He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised.

Contents

Movies

  • Praying with Anger
  • Wide Awake
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Unbreakable
  • Signs
  • The Village
  • Lady in the Water
  • The Happening
  • The Last Airbender

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