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The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004)

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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Disappointed
20 July 2004 | by (Sacramento) – See all my reviews

I loved all five M Night movies. I am disappointed he would Orchestrate such a publicity stunt. I can't understand why such a successful Director would do this. This is something a beginner would be a genius to do but one of the best current Directors is selling himself short. Unless 'The Village' is terrible (and I can't imagine that) and he is desperate for publicity I can't see why he would do this. He owes his fans an apology. I have not seen anything this insincere since some of the Andy Kaufman stunts and at least Andy was a Comedian. M Night is Hindu but yet he mocks spirituality. I hope Mr Kahn dose not plan on doing any more documentaries. I loved 'My Architect' but am disappointed with Mr Kahn, who I took as a serious filmmaker.


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