I bring this up because M. Night Shyamalan is in the news. I loved The Sixth Sense, one of my favorite movies ever. I loved Unbreakable. But after that, he went straight into the toilet, complete with a self-insert in Lady In The Water. As much as I hate to say it, Shyamalan was a one-trick pony whose trick was very good, but the more he focuses on being Rod Serling 2.0, the more he falls away.
So I hate his newer movies. I'm content to just ignore the guy. I don't like his stuff, I've said my piece, I've taken my potshots, I'm calling it a day.
Chris Baker, however, doesn't see it that way. A copywriter and author, he and two other ad biz buddies have started a web site to raise $15,000 to send Shyamalan back to film school. Total raised to date? $520.33.
I've mentioned before that one of my immutable Rules Of Life is, "Don't waste energy making unnecessary enemies." I mean, what do they really hope to accomplish with this? More to the point, film school isn't going to teach Shyamalan to rein in his excesses. I personally feel this one goes over the line.
No comment from Shyamalan's camp. Although it's pretty easy to guess what he thinks.