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« on: February 03, 2006, 11:50:39 AM »
 Hey guys, just cruisin around Amazon.com and found this.  It comes out July 6, 2006.  Im pretty pumped:

The Man Who Heard Voices : Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale (Hardcover)
by Michael Bamberger

Book Description
An acclaimed writer takes readers inside the world of M. Night Shyamalan?the most successful filmmaker of his generation?as he creates a new movie masterpiece

In 1999, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan exploded onto the cinema scene with his supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense, which garnered major acclaim and raked in massive box office numbers around the globe. Since then, his phenomenal commercial and critical success has continued as his films?including Unbreakable, Signs, and The Village?have grossed over $1.5 billion and reinvented the thriller genre. But throughout his rise to prominence, Shyamalan has remained separate from the Hollywood system, living and working solely in his hometown area of Philadelphia, and keeping his ideas, filmmaking techniques, and business practices tightly-kept secrets.
In The Man Who Heard Voices, journalist Michael Bamberger takes readers inside Shyamalan?s world for the first time, getting total access to the man who has been called "the modern-day Hitchcock" as he prepares, creates, and test-screens his next film, Lady in the Water, which stars Paul Giamatti (star of Sideways) as a building superintendent and Bryce Howard (star of The Village) as a mysterious sea nymph. Bamberger?s intimate perspective and insightful narrative prose will bring to life Shyamalan?s creative process?from his multiple drafts and revisions of the screenplay to his on-location work with his cinematographer and crew and his relationships with the actors under his direction. The book also follows the high- stakes business decisions behind the scenes, including his agonizing decision to move from Disney to Warner Bros. for this film, his involvement in the studio?s massive marketing campaign, and the evaluation of the crucial initial test-screening of the film.

About the Author
MICHAEL BAMBERGER is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and the author of four books, including Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School and To the Linksland.

 

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 01:07:21 PM »
 Wow! That was a really good find!  :D
That book looks very interesting! I hope the DVD will be as in-depth as the book seems to be. Shyamalan always seemed to keep many of those aspects of the process hidden from the public.
I will without a doubt be purchasing that, but not until after the movie is released.

Good Job Wags! :)  

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2006, 06:37:30 PM »
 Its amazing what you can find when you have lots of free time. :lol:  

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 07:22:05 PM »
 That looks really great! Thanks for posting.  I'm afraid unlike Crowe I'll have to buy this one before LITW's debut.

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2006, 06:58:02 AM »
 Fantastic! So, this is the same book as other people have spotted, the one actually titled 'Lady in the Water'? The other was supposed to have been written by Night himself but maybe that info was wrong and this is the actual book.
Either way, I cant wait to read this and get an insight into the process of creating Night's films

EDIT: Nope, NIghts book is scheduled for release on the 21st of July.  Very interesting...!

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2006, 07:00:37 PM »
 So M.Night will have a book? WOW, can't wait for it. And also you guys said "Lady In The Water" has a book? If so, I can't wait for that either.

-Rohan

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2006, 02:53:19 PM »
 yes. there are two books coming out. one lady in the water.....the hardback story....the cover is really cool too. and the other one is the one ealier mentioned. I AM EXCITED.