Exerpt of “The Man Who Heard Voices” in EW Magazine.

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive book exerpt from “The Man Who Heard Voices” in this weeks issue (#886 July 14, 2006). The article contains a slew of pictures, and a good chunk from the book. The 4 page article (3 pages dedicated to the exerpt from the book) focuses on Shyamalan’s decision to leave Disney and his search for leading man Paul Giamatti. Beware, for the article and exerpt reveal some of the films characters and plot. A bit unual for Night to let so much be known, but it certainly does raise interest levels for the film. This magazine is out now, the book will be released July 20th, and film is of course due for July 21st.

The Man Who Heard Voices


  1. It would give me to much clues for the movie! And yes, it is weird to have M. Night give that much away… :wassat:

  2. It says basically what was released the other week about the book. If you read that article, it just tells a bit more than that. Still, I had to make sure everyone didn't dive right in into potential spoilers. 😉

  3. Thanks for the heads up! I'll probably buy it and try my hardest to avoid reading it before seeing the movie.

  4. I read most of the book recently, and one passage in it has been nagging at me. In this one section, Shyamalan expresses (to Bamberger) criticism of a woman in a elevator who didn't seem to recognize him. He makes the comment that he could have changed the lives of both the woman and her child, who was an actor. That anecdote really rubbed me the wrong way. It's like he didn't even consider the woman's point of view. Maybe she *did* recognize him–(I think he underestimates his own recognizability!)–but maybe she was trying to be polite and not intrude on his privacy; or maybe she was afraid of him, because she'd heard he was a tough director (Ha! He seems like a nice guy, but you never know what's going on in other people's minds.); or maybe she just had other things on her mind–maybe she was being treated for some horrible disease, or maybe her child had to appear in juvenile court the next morning. I mean, who knows? There are lots of reasons a person would treat a celebrity as a normal person and not acknowledge the celebrity's incredible talent and fame, etc. etc. Shyamalan's criticism seemed overly egocentric to me. But maybe egocentricity is necessary for success in his line of work. At any rate, that portion of the book seemed out character, and I was disappointed. I guess it's my own fault, though, for expecting people I admire to be perfect. :wassat: :wassat:

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