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The Village (no spoilers)

See, I'm not even going to read the "The Village" topic, 'cause I don't want to know a jot of Shyalaman's movies until I see them - if it's good, there is no way I want an inkling of what's going to happen, and it's too easy for a single accidental remark to ruin it.

I love the wonder of being hit upside the head with a well-crafted twist. :-)

Philo

Philo
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Then you must have loved _The Usual Suspects_.

One of my favorite endings of all time.

dir at badblue com
Saturday, July 31, 2004

If I put a spoiler {here}, then the subject is misleading.

If only this topic was marked 'sealed'.

--
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eclectic_echidna
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Not only that, but by following this thread, Philo is really opening himeslf up to reading something he doesn't want to.

www.MarkTAW.com
Saturday, July 31, 2004

"The Village" has a neat twist when we find out that Bruce Willis has been dead for the last 90 minutes of the film!  Oh, and we find out that OJ is guilty of murder, and that Saddam was hiding WMD's...in my PANTS.

Which movie are we talking about, again?

jokey smurf
Saturday, July 31, 2004

business class 6th sence:

Cole Sear: I work with dumb people.
Malcolm Crowe: In your dreams?
[Cole shakes his head no]
Malcolm Crowe: While you're awake?
[Cole nods]
...
Cole Sear: Walking around like regular people. They don't see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don't know they're dumb.
Malcolm Crowe: How often do you see them?
Cole Sear: All the time.

PopCulture
Saturday, July 31, 2004

I just saw it, and really liked it, because I'd been forewarned by all the bad reviews that it wasn't a scary movie in the sense that most people mean "scary movie"--lots of edge-of-your-seat, clawing-your-date's-arm moments.

Really, Shyamalan's movies require sinking into the psychological atmosphere of the movie the way you'd ease into a hot tub.  If you can dot that, then you'll probably like it a lot.  If you can't, you'll probably hate it.  There are traditional scary moments, but his movies are much more about the ebb and flow of fear and tension in the atmosphere he creates.

Justin Johnson
Sunday, August 01, 2004

The problem is, each of his movies is essentially a rewrite of the last one.

He only works with one script.

A very over-rated director.

Wayne Earl
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Who the hell is this guy?

Pop Cultiure is post of the month!

Stephen Jones
Sunday, August 01, 2004

"I love the wonder of being hit upside the head with a well-crafted twist. :-)"

I don't think you'll find it here.  The "twist" is so transparent I was really hoping it was only a setup twist, leading the "real" twist.  On the "real" twist never came.  Then it ended.

Honestly, I think anyone who has seen a Shyamalan film and the trailer can figure out the twist before setting foot in the theater.  I did.

Robert
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Robert, do you assume that the people here aren't reading BOTH threads?

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, August 01, 2004

It is MUCH better than its previews might lead you to believe.

AllanL5
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Man, that crop circle movie the guy made was terrible.

His first one was OK though.

Clutch Cargo
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Oh, and if you really love a well-crafted twist, you should skip the movies and read books.

Movies are aimed at the low, low, lowest denominator.

Clutch Cargo
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Robert, you're a pretentious biotch aren't you?

Wayne
Sunday, August 01, 2004

"Robert, do you assume that the people here aren't reading BOTH threads?"

Well, you apparently aren't, because the first words in this one are:

"See, I'm not even going to read the "The Village" topic"

Robert
Monday, August 02, 2004

Who is "you" ? ;-) & I assume Philo stopped reading this thread long ago.

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, August 02, 2004

Your father he is.

Yoda
Monday, August 02, 2004

I'm a guy.

The Crying Game girl
Monday, August 02, 2004

D'oh!  "I'm a guy" indeed.  Philo said, "No Spoilers".  Sheesh.

Oh, wait, that spoiler is not about "The Village".  Never mind.

AllanL5
Monday, August 02, 2004

Shyamalan is going to start the pre-production of his next film in August. "The Life Of Pi". This will be shot in Pondichery, India his birth place.

Ramu Karyat
Monday, August 02, 2004

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