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31st December 2005 15:50  #1

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Lady in the Water
Does anybody knows anything about M. Night Shyamalan upcoming movie Lady in the Water?  What is it about?  I saw the trailer for that movie when I went to see Harry Potter G.O.F

1st January 2006 20:02  #2

drudo182 Member Join Date: November 2003 Location: United States Posts: 176
yeah. I have a shyamalan fansite. its nothing big but look for it.

shyamalan collective.

1st January 2006 22:34  #3

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
Well, he's calling it a 'bedtime story'...hopefully it doesn't wind up being some PG-rated family movie, which I doubt, but it's hard to picture a PG-13 rated thriller with the intro "a bedtime story written and directed by M. Night Shymalan"...so I dunno.

2nd January 2006 2:45  #4

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Remember he did write "Stuart Little"

2nd January 2006 3:38  #5

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Let me guess, there will be a twist ending!

2nd January 2006 7:01  #6

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
Worst Nightmare wrote: Remember he did write "Stuart Little"
Yeah, and also remember he wrote and directed
-The Sixth Sense
-Unbreakable
-Signs
-The Village
All incredible movies (not without flaws of course).
So he's done
-Ghost story
-Superhero story
-Aliens story
-Monster/period piece/drama (open for interpretation)
Now he is doing a Fairy Tale story imho.

I'm really looking forward to it, and I know little to nothing about it.  I can understand if people just don’t like his movies due to their personal tastes, but they always quality across the board.  He deserves our collective benefit of the doubt Wink

2nd January 2006 7:02  #7

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
Adrian wrote: Let me guess, there will be a twist ending!

Hopefully.  I'd say he's 4 for 4 on excellent twists Wink

2nd January 2006 16:20  #8

MrFlix Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 36 Send a message via AIM to MrFlix
I just lost complete faith in him when I saw "The Village."  I felt it was a complete cop out, I loved Signs, Sixth Sense, and Unbreakable, but The Village just screamed of pretension as does Lady in the Water.

3rd January 2006 4:25  #9

drudo182 Member Join Date: November 2003 Location: United States Posts: 176
yeah right, VILLAGE was great. its my third favorite.

unbreakable
sixth sense
village
signs
wide awake

3rd January 2006 4:46  #10

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
MrFlix wrote: I just lost complete faith in him when I saw "The Village."  I felt it was a complete cop out, I loved Signs, Sixth Sense, and Unbreakable, but The Village just screamed of pretension as does Lady in the Water.
I understand people didnt like Village, but does that totally wipe out everything else he has done?

And Lady in the Water screams of pretention?  What the hell are you talking about?  Please explain.

3rd January 2006 12:21  #11

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I didn't like the Village, thought it was just worthless. Don't believe I was all hyped for it when it was released in theaters.

3rd January 2006 16:09  #12

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
GRZA wrote: Adrian wrote: Let me guess, there will be a twist ending!

Hopefully.  I'd say he's 4 for 4 on excellent twists Wink


I'd say he is only 1 for 4 on twists.  The Sixth Sense was incredible.  The rest were very predictable.

3rd January 2006 17:25  #13

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
Fair enough if you werent surprised.  I was completely shocked and surprised in Unbreakable, 6th Sense and Village.  To see those twists coming - you are a master sir! Wink

3rd January 2006 19:30  #14

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I think a lot of people saw the twist coming because they knew there would be a twist, especially after Unbreakable.  What would be more surprising is if he made a movie without a twist.

3rd January 2006 19:32  #15

MrFlix Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 36 Send a message via AIM to MrFlix
Quote:
I understand people didnt like Village, but does that totally wipe out everything else he has done?

And Lady in the Water screams of pretention?  What the hell are you talking about?  Please explain.



It doesn't wipe out his past work, but it does make me much more skeptical to go pay $10 to see his films in the theater.  He thinks that just by slapping a "film by M.Night Shyamalan" on the title that people are going to flock to the theater to see it.  If memory serves me correctly this will be the third film to follow in this vein, with "M.Night Shyamalan's Signs" and "M.Night Shyamalan's The Village" which is how both of those films were advertised.  I don't think he has the repertoire of films under his belt to consider him a "great" filmmaker on par with Spielberg, Hitchcock, etc.  

3rd January 2006 19:33  #16

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Now that would be a twist. Happy

3rd January 2006 20:40  #17

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
I hear ya.  Like I said before, I think the body of his work is so incredible, regardless of his last film he deserves a little more leeway and benefit of the doubt.  I know a lot of people who didt like The Village, so its understandable.  

But keep in mind, his 4 movies have grossed almost 1.6 BILLION worldwide - just at the box office.  Where does the line of proven success and pretention stand?  He has every right to tote it as 'MNS Presents' or whatever because #1 its his concept, script and direction and #2 its a powerful tag - people recognize and pay better attention becuase of his name and the success he's had.

For me, Ill be droppin my 10 bones at the theater, but understand why others would wait.

3rd January 2006 22:09  #18

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
You seem to be a little confused.  You can be highly successful and still be pretentious.  They are not mutually exclusive or even contradictory terms.

3rd January 2006 23:27  #19

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
Adrian wrote: You seem to be a little confused.  You can be highly successful and still be pretentious.  They are not mutually exclusive or even contradictory terms.

Well, I've been confused before - but not here Wink  Where in my posts did I imply that?  No where that I can see.  You’re actually helping me prove my point, thank you!

Just because someone is highly successful does not make them pretentious and vice versa.  Ok, we agree on that.  Not anywhere did I say the two 'are mutually exclusive' or cannot coexist in the same person either.  So I posed the question, "WHERE DOES THE LINE OF PROVEN SUCCESS AND PRETENSION STAND?" (which was still has not been addressed).  Thats my question and the crux of what I'm talking about, not the definition of pretentiousness.

Im not trying to be difficult or nitpick this subject to death, just trying to understand everyone’s pov Happy

3rd January 2006 23:32  #20

drudo182 Member Join Date: November 2003 Location: United States Posts: 176
Unbreakable wasn't supposed to be a twist. Neither was Signs.

So let's get that straight.

3rd January 2006 23:42  #21

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
drudo182 wrote: Unbreakable wasn't supposed to be a twist. Neither was Signs.

So let's get that straight.



I think that’s pretty open to interpretation, but for the sake of argument Ill concede they were not supposed to be twists.

Now that we have that vital piece of info cleared up, what do you think of Lady in the Water?

4th January 2006 4:01  #22

drudo182 Member Join Date: November 2003 Location: United States Posts: 176
Well, Unbreakable had a "twist" but it wasn't like how it was for Sixth Sense.

Now that I think about it, it is actually a twist. So fine, it's a twist.

Signs though. There wasn't a real twist to that one. I just thought it was an ending. I liked it a lot though.

As for Lady, I wasn't too happy with what it was about at first but the more I hear, and the teaser I saw along with the poster make me super excited. I'm pretty darn pumped now. Sounds like it could be a good one.

4th January 2006 5:00  #23

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
GRZA wrote:  Not anywhere did I say the two 'are mutually exclusive' or cannot coexist in the same person either.  So I posed the question, "WHERE DOES THE LINE OF PROVEN SUCCESS AND PRETENSION STAND?" (which was still has not been addressed).  Thats my question and the crux of what I'm talking about, not the definition of pretentiousness.



Actually since you believe that there is a line between succesfulness and pretentiousness, you directly imply that they are mutually exclusive because you can draw a line between the two and place one on one side and one on the other.

4th January 2006 5:25  #24

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
Adrian: Actually since you believe that there is a line between succesfulness and pretentiousness, you directly imply that they are mutually exclusive because you can draw a line between the two and place one on one side and one on the other.
Wow, just wanted to talk about the movie.  My points now ignored for semantics and improper use of terms, so lets  just move on.  I concede again.  Now anything you'd like to discuss about the upcoming film?

drudo182: As for Lady, I wasn't too happy with what it was about at first but the more I hear, and the teaser I saw along with the poster make me super excited. I'm pretty darn pumped now. Sounds like it could be a good one..

Nice!  I was apprehensive at first but after seeing Freddy Rodriguez and Jeffery Wright in it I was more hopeful.  Plus Giamatti, good stuff.  Gotta like the cast at least.  Hope its good enought to warrent people liking it more than Village.

4th January 2006 16:02  #25

drudo182 Member Join Date: November 2003 Location: United States Posts: 176
Paul Giamaitti alone might make it worth seeing.

I read in Premiere that Bryce Dallas Howard said that Giamiatti was in the water it seemed more than her and they always joked about it or something. I'll copy it sometime today.

4th January 2006 17:54  #26

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
Tight.  Curious to hear more about it, thanks!

4th January 2006 23:23  #27

drudo182 Member Join Date: November 2003 Location: United States Posts: 176
Heres the Premiere Magazine thing about Lady.

"It was a bedtime story I told my kids," M. Night Shyamalan says of his latest film, which stars Paul Giamatti as Cleveland, a lonely apartment building superintendent with a checkered past who discovers a narf (Bryce Dalls)-a creature from a childrens story- in the complexs swimming pool. "I'm a pisces, so I've always been a little bit fishlike," says Howard, who worked with Shyamalan on The Village. "Actually, we kept making a joke about it, because Paul has to spend significantly more time in the water, so we kept saying it should be called Man the Water." As Cleveland strives to help the vulnerable narf return to her world, he realizes that he and his fellow tenant are also characters in the fable. "Nobody believes it," says Shyamalan, who is also spinning the tale into a illustrated childrens book. "If I told you Santa Claus is real, you wouldnt (believe it). So its all about, how much do you believe and are your mind and hear topen to this kind of stuff?"

5th January 2006 17:20  #28

666Digits Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 9
After the Sixth Sense this guys stuff went right in the c**pper.

Sorry to rain on the parade here!

Take your medicine.

20th March 2006 0:03  #29

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I figured it was better to post in this thread instead of starting another.
Question: Which version of "The Sixth Sense" (single or double disc) is best to get on DVD. Does the double disc offer anything substantially more than the single?

20th March 2006 1:50  #30

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
No way!
I gave up on him.  I saw the twist on "The Village" coming from the first 5 minutes.  I didn't care for his other movies from Touchstone. "Signs" & "Unbreakable" work better than a sleeping pill.
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