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The Sixth Sense
Not every gift is a blessing.
A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people.
Re-watching a film with an ending on this level of highbrow, twisty, never-see-that-coming notability, one can either develop a flat, empty feeling beyond that simple twist that got them so well the first time, or one can find that the film's craftsmanship, symbolism and dense story ends up amounting to far more than what they even thought of the first time. With The Sixth Sense the case is very much the latter. The Sixth Sense is a truly special film, and there's a reason that after putting out many other great films, it remains to be Shyamalan's most fully recognized and appreciated work. It reaches high and penetrates deep. It's not only the most densely layered, and brilliantly constructed cinematic…
Film #1 of Gustav's M.National Shyamalan-a-thon.
The film which declared the arrival of Night. Sixth Sense single-handedly raised him to stardom and had all of Hollywood raving. The New Week magazine even went the lengths and termed him The Next Spielberg. I just wonder how glad he must have felt, with only his third film, he was being compared to his childhood hero and his reason of getting into films. It must have been an incredibly proud moment and a one he would cherish no matter to what heights life and his films take him to.
This was my third viewing of Shyamalan’s third feature. Any film with a good, powerful, intelligently disguised and a credible twist will without doubt…
It's easy to make this film be about the twist.
Or the fact that there are so many cleverly hidden clues.
Let's not talk about that.
Let's talk about the fact that this is one of the most beautifully constructed and deftly told ghost stories ever made.
I am convinced that Shyamalan is more a storyteller than a director. With this film, which basically put him on the map, he shows that he knows, loves and understands storytelling. It is a shame that along the way, with his later efforts, he seems to have convinced himself that he is a great director as well. It seems that the bigger the budget, the more apparent his flaws become.
This is absolutely…
Hoop-Tober Challenge (For Beginners) Film #26
M. Night Shyamalan before he turns to shit, featuring the only bearable child actor out there.
Wait, I started this wrongly. Please don't assume that I hate this film. It's quite the opposite, really.
The Sixth Sense is doubtlessly an exquisite piece of art, a masterpiece. So delicately crafted. Rich with layers, atmosphere and emotions. Cinematography is slow, smooth, gorgeous, creative, and of course, unique. That's Shyamalan for you, always experimenting with his camera, a truly passionate director. (Correction: was) Oh but how the mighty has fallen! The passion had vanished in his recent works. Perhaps he is trying too hard to impress his audience, and ends up looking like an exhausted fool. What…
The Good: So, you all know by now that this is M. Night Shyamalan's masterpiece. You all know how amazing Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment are in this film; how meticulous Tak Fujimoto's camera work is; how James Newton Howard's music manages to be so chilling yet oddly beautiful. You all know the quotes and the scares. You all know how the story goes. You all know the twist. Yeah, I'm sure everyone and their mother have seen this film before. But you know what's the most brilliant thing about The Sixth Sense that…
Things i hate
Dead people, Dead people talking, Dead people dying, Dead people walking, Completely burnt people. Scary things dead people say to living people.
Really thrilling movie with one of the best plot twists i have ever seen in a movie.
Maddie & Marshall (Paula)
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Theory: It’s not the twist itself, it’s the misdirection. Just being shocked isn’t fun. Being TRICKED gets the gasps of delight. And the misdirection here is so simple and clever. Right from the opening scene, we know Dr. Crowe puts his work before his wife. So it seems like a natural deterioration of the relationship when they’re not talking later.
Genuinely impressed with the bravery of Donnie Wahlberg in going all in like that. You do this wrong, or if it gets mishandled in the shooting or editing, and you’ve got punk kids coming up to you for the rest of your life doing impressions of this performance. Not to mention the cojones it takes to play a scene in…
Damn that ending is great. Shame internet made me giggle at that "I see dead people" like a school girl...
This film used to scare the living shit out of me when I was younger. Truth be told, it still does: and that's a testament to Shyamalan's impeccable direction.
The way he framed some scenes from Cole's perspective really threw you into the story (moreso if you were the kid's age on your first viewing), adding to the eery atmosphere and the freaky-as-hell soundtrack.
Also, Bruce Willis is amazing here. Even more existentially melancholic than Pulp Fiction's Butch. He conveys so much with his rigidity and tone of voice! Love him here, and love this film.
Going into The Sixth Sense, the film's big twists had inevitably been spoiled for me, and I was afraid that it would ruin the experience of watching the movie. Now, I'm sure not knowing the twists would've made this movie that much better, it was still very enjoyable.
The cast is pretty good. There are quite a few child actors in this film, many of which do not have large roles. Most of them are fairly convincing, but none more than Haley Joel Osment. Now, we all know his career basically went nowhere, but he was one of the greatest child actors of his time, and his performance in this movie is amazing. Toni Collette brings an emotionally powerful performance,…
Film #19 of the "Scavenger Hunt 2" Challenge!
Task #29: A film with the most surprising twist ever
Oh my god what a film. Can't believe this was made by the same guy who did The Last Airbender.
watched it again, just as great.
This still scares the shit out of me :'(
A bit slow and the kid is creepy but Bruce Willis is a fantastic actor as per usual and the buildup/plot/storyline is great and original. The twist ending is a one that I have come to expect from M. Night and respect him for continuously surprising the audience.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…