|M. Night Shyamalan||Himself|
|Jeff Beal||Score Composer|
|Source:||Touchstone / Disney|
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I am a true night fan,and i expected to learn something interesting about him that i didn't know. after watching this documentary, i am very disappointed in it. it is very scripted and seems too forced and unnatural. they try to push a bias view that is completely untrue. if you are a night fan, don't fall into this trap.
I think this documentary is on par with his other movies, including The Village. I knew M. Night Shyamalan was a good director, but I never thought he was that 'Unique'. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DOCUMENTARY!
This mocumantary was completely untrue. When it originally aired on the Sci Fi Channel back when the Village was being touted as the next big blockbuster to be seen (mind you before it opened to a critical massacre and the shameful regrets of many Americans) this faux "documentary" was produced simply to heighten interest in the director. The documentary was produced and cut very quickly so as to make sure it came out before the movie did. It would seem it was a last ditch effort to heighten already lagging interest in the Village. The Buried secret, as it was, was that Night was dead for a short time as a child (a freak drowning incident) and since that point has been able to see, nay, communicate with the dead. Thus came the explaination for his uncanny ability to channel the "otherworldly" presences into his films and make them delightfully macabre and yet elegantly digestible. However, where the documentary fails is in its apparent desire to further shroud the director in secrecy to the point of villifying him (Just watch the scene where the crew returns to an empty hotel room that at one point housed all of their production equipment). Further destroying itself, the documentary feigns mysteriously into seemingly scripted interviews with such actors as Adrien Brody (from the village) and Johnny Depp (supposedly almost cast in Signs) who both have something spooky to say, in fact, it is the same spooky comment that is meant to haunt, however it reeks of laughter and a faux feeling of denial. Is this director really that concerned with his privacy and the same of his films? I really doubt it, he really has not a had that decent a twist since the Sixth Sense, at least not one worth touting to the press. So, why shroud him in so much mystery and secrecy? The answer is really quite simple. Free advertising.