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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2003, 02:47:08 AM »
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If it makes you feel any better, I didnt mind Unbreakable.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2003, 09:55:54 PM »
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Also, M. did not just come up w/ the water thing.  That is what many alien "nerds" actually believe.  He tried to put all of the superstition of aliens and crop circles together to make everyone happy.  If you noticed, in the movie they talk about the crop circles being possibly alien made plus the whole thing about 3 guys, some rope, and a board.  The movie really was not about whether aliens were real or not.  Hell it really had nothing to do at all w/ crop circles either....i mean they only showed like one in the whole movie.  It was about seeing the "signs" in life and using them later.  "Is it possible that there are no coincidences?"
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2003, 10:19:07 AM »
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The first time, in the theater, I was amazed.

A lot of emotion, etc.

At home, you can totally see exactly what he was trying to do, that's a bad thing, of course.

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2003, 04:23:39 PM »
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I respect a man who can consistantly make original films.   He made a film about fate through the device of aliens coming to earth.   And he did it well.   He's a talented writer/director.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2003, 05:07:56 PM »
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hey it's "obsesses over screenplay format" man...

only joking...

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2003, 05:47:11 PM »
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I think he's damn good personally, with my favorite of his being Unbreakable.

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2003, 06:57:07 PM »
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I agree with you this time Pedro.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2003, 07:21:57 PM »
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I enjoy M Night's films, but I'm not a huge fan of him.  I do appreciate that he is one of the new breed of long take directors (Wes, PTA, Spike Jonze, Tarantino, etc).  I've never seen any of his films more than once, but I did enjoy them.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2003, 07:27:33 PM »
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I like his movies a lot and I think he seems like a really cool guy. My aunt and uncle live right near him in Philadelphia...I've seen his house. I hope to meet him someday.

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2003, 07:30:16 PM »
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I think he's really talented and unfortunately really full of himself. In interviews, he sounds like he thinks he'd God's gift to cinema.

NONETHELESS...

I think Signs is a masterpiece of sequential storytelling. You could take all the dialogue out of the movie and you'd still be able to follow it to a T. Visually, it's a perfect movie. I won't get in to all the logistical problems of the story, since there are plenty.

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2003, 07:31:32 PM »
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Give me The Birds over Signs anyday.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2003, 08:54:04 PM »
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Any man who uses Tak Fujimoto as DP is cool in my book.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2003, 10:04:44 PM »
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even on THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE and GRUMPIER OLD MEN?
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2003, 12:10:45 AM »
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i actually really hate m. night....i think he rather sucks. unbreakable was one of the honest to god worst movies i've ever seen... m. night doesnt seem able to stray from the exact same plot of every movie he writes...  and as if that's not enough m. night spawned a wretched stereotype for holllywood films to now consist of in every horror flick: a little child who sees and draws the darkness that grown ups are unable to notice.

i damn him to hell for that.

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2003, 11:44:00 AM »
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Hells YEAH.   Fujimoto's the man (next to Elswit).   Actually, this was meant to on the M. Night Shyamalan thread.   I clicked New Post instead of Reply.   D'oh.
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