The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan

2004 "An In-Depth Look At the Director of The Sixth Sense. Unbreakable. Signs and The Village."
5.1| 2h5m| PG| en
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Everyone has a skeleton or two in his or her closet, but what about the director behind some of the most successful thrillers ever to hit the silver screen? Could M. Night Shyamalan be hiding a deep, dark secret that drives his macabre cinematic vision? Now viewers will be able to find out firsthand what fuels The Sixth Sense director's seemingly supernatural creativity as filmmakers interview Shyamalan as well as the cast and crew members who have worked most closely with him over the years. Discover the early events that shaped the mind of a future master of suspense in a documentary that is as fascinating as it is revealing.

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Scanialara You won't be disappointed!
Clevercell Very disappointing...
GamerTab That was an excellent one.
UnowPriceless hyped garbage
Tom Fonseka We in Malaysia just got to see the 2 hour special via HBO recently. If it was a hoax, it was very well done. Congrats, M. Night! The drowning, the house where he was supposed to have grown up during his ages 10 - 12, the anger shown at being confronted with this 'information', the face of 'Henry' in the mirror, the crow, it was all so convincingly done! The whole theme of the 'documentary' hinted that M. Night was driven by unseen forces...that his creativity was controlled by an unseen force, presumably the spirit of the boy who drowned 200 years ago. The crow which apparently appeared everywhere he went...it was typical genius of M. Night.I enjoyed it. Let me not spoil it for those who are yet to see it. If u are a fan of M. Night, don't miss this for anything!
Roodog When first seeing the add for "Buried Secret" on Sci-Fi, I did believe that it might be an unauthorized piece. Having seen his three last films, however, and knowing of this affinity for clever twists, I did suspect that this might be more of a making-of "The Village."The first scene of "Buried Secret" put both of these to rest for me. This film is part mockumentary, part infomercial for "The Village", and a dash of "Blair Witch Project." I won't give any details away, but I have to wonder whether a piece like this wouldn't be more appropriate for the die-hard "M" fan to watch as DVD extra content released with "The Village."
jdwa1 This was as much a documentary as "Farenheit 9/11" but far more plausible! I thought it was cute, funny and rather entertaining. Seeing places I've been as locations in the film was great!! My wife enjoyed the scene in the MacDade Mall, where she hung out as a kid.I agree with the poster who compared this to a Hitchcock type promo. His were always done as if the film was the reality and he was just the "reporter". Also I have to agree that three hours was too long. Two hours max would have been fine, it would have tightened up the pacing, and would have forced him to loose the brief "recap" scenes that reminded you what happened five minutes ago.All in all, enjoyable.
Daryl-7 It seems like some people are whining that this was probably fake. Huh? Of course it was fake. I would think anyone could tell that within minutes of the opening.But think about the idea. Either someone pitched this idea to M. Night or he thought of it himself. We need to do a "puff piece" on the upcoming movie "The Village" but, goddamn it, this is M. Night Shyamalan! We can't just do a normal thing - interview the actors, hype the movie, etc. (think Catwoman). "Oh, he's such a great director, y'know." "I loved working with her, she's so professional, y'know." "There was such great chemistry, blah, blah, blah." Y'know??Instead, we'll treat the whole puff piece as if it was an M. Night conspiracy story, except the conspiracy involves M. Night himself! Then we'll farm it out to the Sci Fi channel and pretend that it was SUPPOSED TO be a puff piece but then the director changed it in midstream to this expose on M. Night's personal story.It's genius, I think. They fit all the things that are noticeably about M. Night into the plot. Why does he live in Philly instead of L.A. like all the other directors? Why has he had such great success at such a young age? How does his Indian heritage play into his direction? Why is he so private? Why are his latest movies all so dark? Why does he write the scripts and direct?Congratulations to the creators of this fake-umentary. We loved every minute of it, and my view of the Sci Fi Channel just went up 150 points. You guys rock.As for the back-and-forth of whether it's fake? Get over it.