The Beatles’ recent albums are trash

November 10, 2009

hats off to James Richards for confirming a story we broke early in 1998 (over at our original geocities location, http://www.jamesmadisonwasgay.geocities.com.)

 

http://thebeatlesneverbrokeup.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=53

vin deisel is a fake

November 8, 2009

nobody believes this guy…they shouldn’t.  more about this later, check the following clip for the glitches:

M. Night Shyamalan Did Not Write The Sixth Sense.

October 24, 2009

Yep.  M. Night Shyamalan did not write The Sixth Sense.  This is actually really obvious once you hear it.  The first time I realized it I was shocked that I had spent so long thinking that he did.  Still not on board?  Read on.

I’ve heard people object to the theory before.  The complaints typically fall into two categories:

1.  Shyamalan’s other movies are very similar to The Sixth Sense in almost every way, so there’s no reason to think he didn’t write all of them.

2.  There are plenty of movie directors/writers that just have one great one in them, and the rest of their movies never live up.  That’s Night’s The Sixth Sense.

Those of you who have already figured it out, I’m sure, are chuckling to yourselves.  The doubters are arguing against themselves!

The key here, and this is why I think so many people don’t realize this on their own, is that M. Night definitely directed The Sixth Sense.  His cinematography and general style of film-making is easy to spot in all his movies.  But he didn’t write it!  No, he stole the script for The Sixth Sense, and made sure that whoever wrote it would never talk.

The first (and last, really) question to ask is what makes The Sixth Sense such a classic?  Why is it great?  The answer, of course, is the script.  It’s got tons of dramatic tension, mysterious dialogue, terrifying ghosts, and an incredible twist.  His other movies try desperately to have these elements.  Not only is the entire focus of his other movies to emulate The Sixth Sense, he fails horribly.  Lets look back at the original two counterpoints.

1.  Shyamalan’s other movies are very similar to The Sixth Sense in almost every way except the script.  The reminiscence of The Sixth Sense while watching another of his movies (Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, The Happening, etc.) comes partially from the viewer hoping it will live up to The Sixth Sense, and partially because Night is trying as hard as he possibly can to recreate the feeling of The Sixth Sense, the movie that made him famous.  The reason he falls so, so short of achieving this is that he was never able to create this in the first place.

2.  But what about the idea that M. is one of those movie directors/writers that just have one great one in them, and the rest of their movies never live up? Tempting to think.  What if he was just chasing the success of his first movie, and that’s why they all have a twist ending and some mysterious shit going on in them? Sadly, no.  The quality and style of directing and cinematography is too consistent to match the inconsistency of the scripts of his later movies.  As anyone has seen them will attest, they are shockingly bad.  The Sixth Sense is, arguably, a masterpiece.

This is not the same writer.  Now you know, M. Night Shyamalan did not write the script of The Sixth Sense.  He stole it and it made him famous.


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