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The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004)

TV Movie  |  Sci-Fi  |  18 July 2004 (USA)
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Through revealing interviews with M. Night Shyamalan's childhood friends and neighbors, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn seeks to uncover the director's most intimate ... See full summary »

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Through revealing interviews with M. Night Shyamalan's childhood friends and neighbors, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn seeks to uncover the director's most intimate secrets and learn how they've been woven into the stories of his intensely powerful movies! And in addition to talks with cast and crew members, you'll witness insightful discussions with celebrities. Written by Movieman

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This entire film was a mockumentary that was advertised as an unauthorized bio of reclusive director M. Night Shyamalan. After going as far as Shyamalan reporting to the press that he was upset about the release of this film, many fans and journalists became upset when they later learned it was all a hoax. The Sci-Fi channel released an apology a few days before release for their campaign strategies. See more »

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A Well-Made Hoax
19 July 2004 | by (Bend, OR) – See all my reviews

I admit it.

I bought into this show because of the dizzying amount of air time the Sci-Fi channel used to promote it and my interest in Mr. Shyamalan.

Five minutes into it, I knew I'd been duped.

As I told my wife...

If Nathaniel Kahn and his crew were indeed shooting a conventional documentary, you never would've heard the Sci-Fi Channel executive's portion of the phone call during the opening sequence in the hotel room, only Nathaniel's. There would have been no reason to "mic" the caller unless it were planned that way.

At that point in the "doc" they would've had no idea they were taking an "alternate creative direction" and simply wouldn't have that elaborate of set-up so early on.

Still, well-made and interesting. Too bad legitimate news organizations were so easily tricked by Sci-Fi's publicity department.

As for those of you posting comments thinking what you saw was real, please refer to "War of the Worlds".


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