TGB Episode 159: The Twists and Turns of M. Night Shyamalan
by Tim Buel
June 7, 2013
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim Buel and Jeremy Kirk go through their latest picks of the week, the newest in DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, Luc Besson's The Family and James Wan's Insidious: Chapter 2. and plenty more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on the many movies and the career of filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, Lady in the Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender, After Earth). The guys discuss his cinematic works and all the plot twists and where Shyamalan can go from here. Listen in!
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Pick of the Week: 7:18
New Releases: 19:29
Trailer Watch: Prisoners: 30:03
Trailer Watch: The Family: 33:25
Trailer Watch: Insidious Chapter 2: 36:41
Topic of the Night: M. Night Shyamalan: 44:37
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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Wow talk about timing. I am currently writing an short essay or something like that about M Nights rise and fall. Interesting stuff guys!!
Me again on Jun 7, 2013
Hip-Hip-Hooray! It's Golden Briefcase Day! Thanks guys. // M. Night is a fucking hack.
DAVIDPD on Jun 7, 2013
Signs is actually my favorite M. Night Shyamalan film. I don't see the 'swing away' thing as hokey at all. If you kind of look at the film from a religious perspective, regarding the character 'finding faith' and all of that, it totally works. I can forgive the 'hokey'-ness, I can forgive the 'failed science logic' of the water, and I can forgive the less than amazing CGI. That whole climactic scene is just so masterfully crafted. The staging, the camera movements, the music, the sort of 'coincidence/fate' of it all. That piece of music called the 'hand of fate' is just perfect. It's like it was all meant to be...and I really love it.
Chris Groves on Jun 8, 2013
Twelve Monkeys and Fight Club have certain twists too
green rocket on Sep 21, 2013
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