Erin's Reviews > The Man Who Heard Voices: Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale

The Man Who Heard Voices by Michael Bamberger
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May 14, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: hollywood
Read in September, 2006

This book is probably most interesting to people who know a fair bit about the film business. I found it fascinating, but think it needs an epilogue to examine the fallout from the movie's very disappointing reviews and box office.

M. Night Shyamalan can be whatever you want him to be here... a genius idealist, a brilliant filmmaker, or more likely, a man whose inflated ego and desperate attempt to do something important cause him to make a terrible career move and a terrible movie.

Shyamalan's arrogance is fascinating, as is his belief in what is clearly flawed material. However, his deep love for film and desire to make a film he believes in are certainly admirable. This was a very interesting book that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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