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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

Oh, It's On

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Production is set to begin this month on M. Night Shyamalan's next film, The Lady in The Water. The early buzz is that the script is about an apartmet building super who finds a sea nymph living in the building's swimming pool. Interestingly, Shyamalan has left Disney's studios (who produced his first four movies) for this one. Paul Giamatti is the building super.

In case there's any confusion, I love--let me reiterate: L-O-V-E--M. Night Shyamalan's movies. The Sixth Sense: saw it three times; Unbreakable: three times; Signs: twice; The Village: twice.

There simply is no other filmmaker out there right now as adept as Shyamalan at telling a really good story, utilizing all the elements: character, music, color, plot, suspence.

It will be a long wait for this one to come out.
posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 5:00 PM


I'll give you the storytelling and the way he can suck you into the story on The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs. And his use of color (or the lack thereof in many cases) and camera angles and movement is impressive, especially his use of color in The Village. But personally, aside from the twist that no one sees coming, I thought The Village was bush league. The story was lame, again aside from his trademark surprise twist, poorly acted and ocassionally a grind to watch. That being said I would still point to it as textbook solid cinematography directing and production.
commented by Blogger Ryno, 8:08 AM  
Sorry I lost control of my mouse and posted that last comment before I was done. I'm almost as excited as you, dear friend, to see this new production. You can always count on him to make something that will appeal to some if not all of your movie going senses. And Giamati...what a blast!
commented by Blogger Ryno, 8:10 AM  
Good save Ryno! I was gettin' red-in-the-face there for a minute.
commented by Blogger Rocky, 9:46 AM  
rock... the question is, have you seen "Wide Awake"? If not, rent immediately. While so doing, please ignore the idiotic marketing exec who thought that using "Rosie O'Donnell is hilarious" as the tagline for selling the film. She is hardly in the movie at all, and is certainly not, nor has she ever been, hilarious. But check it out. It's an early work, in a bit of a different genre, but maintains the pseudo-mysticism that Shyamalan seems so fond of. peace...matt
commented by Anonymous matt, 9:43 AM  
I agree. The Shyamalan is a dang good filmmaker and storyteller. And, you should see Wide Awake. Different but the same. You'll see.
commented by Anonymous Scott, 10:29 AM  

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