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Director and Composer => The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan => Topic started by: ALF on December 07, 2007, 11:55:45 AM

Title: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: ALF on December 07, 2007, 11:55:45 AM
Hello, I'm from Spain,
I write here just becasue yesterday I saw The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan, that documentary which talks about what inspred M. Night to do his movies. I was just wondering if someone could tell me what is real and what not in that documentary, because it seemed real. My question is: if it's not real, how this fake sotry could help the director? why should he accept to do it?
THANKS, you can write me here: [email protected] 
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 07, 2007, 01:16:12 PM
it's totally fake. Shyamalan gave sci-fi the whole idea.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 07, 2007, 07:26:42 PM
I wouldn't say it is all fake, just the majority of it.  I think the stuff where he is just interacting with other people is real.  But most of the other stuff is fake.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 08, 2007, 02:34:10 AM
Yeah, I think you know what I am getting at when I say "it's totally fake"  ;)
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 08, 2007, 11:38:53 AM
Yea, I do.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Rohan on April 30, 2008, 06:52:11 PM
Shyamalan gave Sci-Fi the idea, and sci-fi had to apologize, lol.

Rohan
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on May 01, 2008, 08:46:48 AM
What do you mean Rohan when you say sci-fi had to apologize?  ???
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Rohan on May 04, 2008, 07:09:21 PM
What do you mean Rohan when you say sci-fi had to apologize?  ???

Sci-Fi actually apologized in regards the Buried Secret of M.Night shyamalan, it wasn't true, it was just an idea to promote "The Village".

Rohan
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on May 06, 2008, 08:37:14 AM
Oh, I get it, though I don't think all of it was made up, like the parts where he interacts with people, that all seemed natural and real.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on May 07, 2008, 12:35:24 PM
Since when did Sci-Fi have to apologize? I don't know where this is coming from.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on May 08, 2008, 08:51:03 AM
I'm a little bit confused also, but o well.   :-\
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Reflection on May 15, 2008, 01:38:36 AM
Yep..

Sci-FI had to say they were sorry for not telling the truth??:D

So no one got that M Night was supposed to be drowned as a kid in a lake??

A Kid in a Lake??

But how could he reference Lady in Water before the village was out?? You ask?? Wait a minute you ask?? OK
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on May 15, 2008, 08:37:02 AM
I think Night has ideas swimming around in his head long before he puts them on script.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Reflection on May 15, 2008, 11:13:32 PM
Could be..

Could it be that most of his ideas were swimming around in his head before he started??

It's the water man!!:D
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: teddy_gilliam on June 14, 2008, 02:02:37 PM
so according to the doc(mock)umentary, his movies are inspired by true life events

i saw the happening last night, hey mass suicide

so is m. night supposed to end his life now?

or is he just a green freak?
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: ALF on June 15, 2008, 05:12:41 AM
Which were the motivations to do it?

Yesterday me and some friends were talking about the documentary, we all had agree that it was fake, and that we can consider it another Shyamalan's film.
I think it was a good idea to make the promotion of The Village, maybe because he previously thought that the movie was not going to be a success like the others, and he decided to help its promotion using this documentary.
But we talked about Shyamalan's image after this documentary: don't you think he could have more enemies after this film? I mean, the general public, those who doesn't care too much about the director's life, could think he's an strange man and maybe don't like him because of how he behaves in the interviews.
The question is: does this documentary help only the promotion of the Village or also helps to promote Shyamalan as an intrigant director? Which were his motivations to create this documentary.

I have to say that I love it, I like how is it done and how people are surprised when they see it. I like to see my friends watching it, waiting the moment when they look at me and they say "hey, this is true???"
I love it. ;D
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: wiivo on June 15, 2008, 12:23:52 PM
So the press make stuff up to sell papers and magazines and thats fine. A TV station makes a show thats not entirely factual which the press reports on so then the station has to apologies for it. That makes sense :P

I loved this mockumentary. Its brilliant that they got Depp involved too.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Reflection on June 15, 2008, 01:53:05 PM
M Night was temporarily dead in a pond as a kid, Jason was temporarily dead in a pond as a kid, the happening opened on friday the 13th...

Hence, M Night believes he's Jason reincarnated!!

I wouldn't talk bad about the guy, he'll stab you from under your bed!!
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Namaste on June 21, 2008, 02:17:48 PM
Maybe he had the idea for jason movies swimming around in his head...but then they drowned.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on August 22, 2008, 09:28:48 AM
I assume you're talking about Jason from the horror films.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Namaste on August 24, 2008, 08:41:53 PM
lol you're quick, eh?
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: marco on August 25, 2008, 02:38:16 PM
so according to the doc(mock)umentary, his movies are inspired by true life events

i saw the happening last night, hey mass suicide

so is m. night supposed to end his life now?

or is he just a green freak?

Maybe he just likes walking backwards ::)
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Namaste on August 26, 2008, 11:07:11 PM
no, he's saying that our self-indulgence and disregard for the rest of the world will eventually lead to our self-destruction.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on September 09, 2008, 01:00:20 PM
No, I'm not that quick, I just don't watch slasher films. 
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: K sosay on April 04, 2009, 01:42:52 AM
Hey all

Hows it. he is a bad ass film maker.

I met the guy that came up with the story lines that M night wrote the scripts and directed,
6 sense and on. apparently 1 guy came up with all of his story lines.

Peace


Loved the village best of all 
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Namaste on April 06, 2009, 12:34:15 AM
Hey all

Hows it. he is a bad ass film maker.

I met the guy that came up with the story lines that M night wrote the scripts and directed,
6 sense and on. apparently 1 guy came up with all of his story lines.

Peace


Loved the village best of all 

not true.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on June 18, 2009, 03:32:30 PM
seriously not true, and yes, The Village is amazing.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: noah on November 13, 2009, 04:43:17 PM
i kno this topic hasn't been talked about in awhile, but i think the doc is true...
...if manoj weren't a shaman he would have siimply stated it in one of his many interviews with scifi.

insttead he laughs it off and says 'people believe what they want to believe... if i made films about a rockstar people would think i'm a rockstar..' He never says that he isn't. and all the signs are there and point that he is.

in the book 'the man who heard voices' he even says that there is a hidden room in his house that's off-limits. this is one other point that makes me believe so. that's one of the signs of a shaman.
Title: Re: TRUE OR FALSE?
Post by: iheartmanoj on May 05, 2010, 11:16:20 AM
It has been a while since this post was started, and since anyone last posted on it.  If anyone is reading, let me know...


But I agree with you noah.

I saw this documentary just the other night because I am studying Manoj for a project in my advanced film class.  I was very intriuged by this.

Yeah, some of it seems like it was made up like the whole chat room deal didnt exactly seem believable.  There could have been someone sitting behind them with a laptop typing back, who knows!!!


I have studied Shyamalan and so much about his life that it is ridiculous, I feel like a creeper lol.
But when I discussed this documentary with my professor, he told me to do some research.

So I did. I found a lot of sites where Sci-Fi "apologized" for it but they never really said that everything was fake, they said that they stretched the truth.  Shyamalan himself never denied anything! He would just laugh it off uncomfortably. 

I want so badly to believe that this is true, because come on! So much of it hadn't happened yet... I know that he probably had ideas floating around, but really? Lets be honest, he wants us to think it is not true.


On IMBD.COM's site for the doc. they have some of the "actors" and they aren't even the same people from the doc. just look alikes, some dont even look the same.




Maybe I'm getting too far into this, maybe not. But if you think about it, do you know how crazy people probably thought he was after seeing this?  He had no choice but to make it look like a hoax... But at the same time maybe this was all his plan, his masterpiece and that a lot of it is real but its just so far fetched that he thought it would seem fake so no one thought he was crazy.

Food for thought.