EW: Today, three friends launched a new fundraising website. Their goal? To collect enough money to send M. Night Shyamalan back to film school.
First day up and they only have $500? I don't see it hitting 150,000 but I would like to see this guy go back to film school.
Nonsense. It's only been up a day. That's not enough time to go viral yet. Wait for it. I'd almost guarantee it goes viral. Hell I'm half-tempted to donate. lol On a side note, at the end of this article here, that link to Youtube of The Happening scene: Hilarious!!! That's just horrible. And horrible acting by Wahlberg there too. "What? Nooo" lol
Dunno here we are 12 hours later and it hasn't gone up a dollar since.
Yea I doubt it's going to get that much money. It's too abstract and unrealistic of a goal ;)
Why would I donate a single cent to this Talentless hack?
Hopefully to make him less of a talentless hack.
But why? Whats the point? Ive never seen any of his movies, nor do I intend to.
But then, how do you know he is a talentless hack? See for yourself.
the worst waste of my time was watching The village. <sigh> how i regretted that decision. i remember sitting in the movies with my bro cracking jokes about this dumb piece of shit. never again will i ever watch anything this guy makes, did he even make any movies since then anyways? not that i care, just curious.
Oh yea. The Village was only the beginning of the fall really. After that he had the horrible The Happening, then just last year the critically slammed Last Airbender. And of course my favorite, 2006 he did Lady in the Water. And by favorite, I mean the biggest joke of all his movies ever.
Sorry about Lady In The Water. Maybe he should have put some pretentious, boring crap in there to offset the well-paced script and engaging atmosphere.
i hate to say this but, I like lady in the water. its not the best movie ever but i like it.
What I hate the most about it is the way Night turned it into pretentious, self-indulgent propaganda.
1 or 2 hits with a bunch of crap Unbreakable.. Horrible movie "they called me Mr. Glass". Start off good enough but that lasted 10 minutes. Lady in the Water - crap all the way through Happening - just like the other two, horrible. Didn't see airbender yet.
The Last Airbender is terrible. Everything else has been great. I wish you people could see what his movies are really about. Don't be so shallow.
I suppose "great" is subjective, but I personally do not consider any of his work to be better than "average". I've seen The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village and The Happening. Meh.
He's a talentless hack, sure, but this is kind of pointless. Should just use this joke as a way to raise money for charity or something.
They are pretty much. They know he won't take the money, so what they're going to end up doing with it is awarding it to some film student or amateur filmmaker or something.
Yeah, I read that bit. They should have it all laid out there, where it's going and all that. They shouldn't even bother offering it to him.
Oh god I hate his movies every single one of them are pure garbage. He should just quit the profession altogether.
Also why are these morons donating money to him? He's a millionaire, donate that money to the Japan earthquake victims not pointless sh*t like that.
Sorry but it just pisses me off when people donate to stupid things like this its not funny at all. Why put money into the pockets of someone who has more money than you will make in a lifetime? Ah I guess some people will never learn.
It's all just a joke really. They're not really going to end up giving them money to him. It will go to help out aspiring/amateur filmmakers.
He may be pretty bad now, but you can't tell me with a straight face that his first 3 movies were bad. Hell even The Village has some interesting stuff, but I understand why some think it is terrible. I remember reading a comment about Shyamalan on another site which I think was spot on... He seems to have been cooking his first 3 ideas for years. Thinking carefully and building every one with attention to detail etc. Then after he finally showed those ideas to the world, he went completely empty. Now, he doesn't really have the time to cook a story like he probably did his whole life with the first 3 movies and now that he has to come up with new ideas in a short time, the result is a very shitty one.
"He seems to have been cooking his first 3 ideas for years. Thinking carefully and building every one with attention to detail etc. Then after he finally showed those ideas to the world, he went completely empty." That's how I would describe Tarantino, except replace the "3 ideas" with just 2.
So I take it you didn't enjoy Inglorious? Nor the Kill Bills? I enjoyed the three of them a lot. @ JL Unbreakable can be iffy for some too, but it sure was a different experience and an interesting one at that. It just seemed like he forced the twist too much.
Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction were two of the most memorable and influential movies of the 90s - the characters, the dialogue, the storytelling/structure and the soundtracks were incredible. Nothing Tarantino has worked on since has come close to those 2 movies.
Didn't really like Jackie Brown and hated the Kill Bill movies - characters were boring, acting was awful, dialogue was embarrassing and story was non-existent, I'd also say the same about Death Proof.
I would say Inglorious Basterds was his best movie since Pulp Fiction but it was still nothing special.
I don't understand how you can say that Kill Bill characters were boring, I really can't. I also don't get why the acting was "awful". Unusual, but awful? How is the dialogue embarrassing when it fits the style of the movies so well. Story non-existent? The damn movie was about Killing Bill, the reason why she wanted him dead and her quest to do so... The damn story is plain in your face by just reading the movie tittle. If you didn't like the story, then that's another thing entirely. Pulp Fiction I loved, but Reservoir Dogs I find pretty overrated. Opinions I guess.
I'll give you that Sixth Sense was good. And Signs was tolerable. Unbreakable was garbage though. Sixth Sense is his only really good movie.
I agree, Sixth Sense was good but it was down hill after that. I quite liked Devil but I'm not sure what his involvement was with that movie, maybe just executive producer, I know he didn't direct it but he may have had something to do with writing it.
How many of you people commenting on here have written something themselves, presented it to a movie studio and then directed the movie, which went on to make millions of dollars and was critically successful? Oh, that's right none of you. He is not talentless, he has just not been able to make any movies that hit audiences like the 6th sense. Just because it's "cool" to hate him everyone jumps on the band wagon. Have his movies not been the best lately, yeah. Talentless hack I think not. To the one who wrote that at least his he knows how to construct a grammatically correct sentence. Man people amaze me with their ignorance and stupidity.
Sorry, but he's a one hit wonder. That's it. And one doesn't need to do in order to be able to criticize. Just because someone hasn't written and directed a movie doesn't mean they can't critique films and have logical, intelligent and sensible taste and understanding of what constitutes a good and bad movie. If that were the case, then you'd have to put yourself in the same boat "you haven't done it, so you can't say his work is good".
I think he writes good stuff, it's just poorly executed to flim. Just like a Stephen King novals, great works, but have you ever seen a good movie based off of his work (well maybe 1 or 2, but not all of them).
I for one, could care less if they think he should go back to flim school, hell at least he tries to do something he likes, instead of being a critic of other peoples work.
My main issue with Shamylan is that he doesn't seem to learn from his past mistakes; he doesn't seem to grow as a filmmaker.
Why would people donate money to this person, who probably already has alot of money? if you're going to donate, donate to an important cause where people actually NEED money like the japan relief, red cross, etc. The people who donate for this guy are idiots
The money's not really going to end up going to him. It's going to end up going to amateur/aspiring filmmakers.
He should be able to pay to go back himself, he somehow still has a job..... Somehow Will Smith is involved with his next movie, that might actually help his career actually.
Haha hilarious post. But what's better is the firestorm of comments. While I'm on the "bandwagon" of Shyamalan detractors, I don't think re-enrolling in film school is the answer. He needs to refine his style, adapt to changing narratives. He proved his talent with The Sixth Sense, but then proceeded to diminish that "talent" woefully by going back to the well, wielding the same stale tricks (which has persisted for a decade now). Versatility is the key to any great filmmaker, especially contemporary directors. It's good to have your trademarks and styling touches, but if they don't contribute or reflect the narrative/pacing/tone, they won't work.
Yea, going back to film school would do nothing for him. He probably needs to take a 5 year break or something and do something else ;)
I honestly think that he just doesn't know how to create something without his "all over the face" tricks and twists. Instead of trying to varied his style, he just tried to make a bigger twists in every new movie until they started to turn absurd or lame.
The guy makes enough money to pay for his own film school. He isn't like college kids like me where we have to get a crappy job and live off loans. Then when we are done, still fight our way into the Hollywood door.... He had his chances, those chances SUCKED, and now im not watching anything with his name on it. End of story.
Yeah he hasn't come up with anything of substance since Signs as far as I'm concerned.
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