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hector by K.I. Hope
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Dec 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010, novella, kindle, 52-in-2010
Read from November 25 to 27, 2010

There's only one way to see M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense, and that's in a packed theater on opening night, Aug. 2, 1999, before anyone has had a chance to smugly tell you how they totally knew the end, omg! it was so obvious!

Because that's how I saw it and the ending pretty much floored me, gave a richer depth and texture to everything that came before, helped me rationalize some of the moments that hadn't quite theretofore added up.

As a director, Shyamalan gets a lot of flack for relying too much on his endings, but I don't think that's fair when talking about this movie, which is clearly his best unless you are a superhero apologist willing to overlook all the clumsy parts of Unbreakable (I almost am). Because sometimes a twist ending is more than a trick, but a refocusing, a redefinition, an elevation.
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message 1: by j (new) - rated it 4 stars

j next i will review little women through the prism of the kill bill duology.

message 2: by j (new) - rated it 4 stars

j hmmm. maybe i will. i loved little women but i haven't reviewed it yet.

coming soon to a goodreads near you: kill beth!*

*i cannot promise this task will be accomplished or result in anything suitably amusing.

message 3: by j (new) - rated it 4 stars

j would i have to read little vampire women?

message 4: by j (new) - rated it 4 stars

j would i have to read little vampire women?

Little Women and Werewolves has a better cover... but i don't want to read that either.

message 5: by j (new) - rated it 4 stars

j i do have a special shelf for that purpose...

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