- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 11, 2005
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Touchstone / Disney
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
- Subtitles - French, Spanish - Optional
- NOT ALL THINGS ARE TRICKS
- LIFE WOULD BE SO BORING WITHOUT SECRETS, DON'T YOU THINK'
- WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO YOU'
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M. Night Shyamalan's films are known for deliberately defying expectations and keeping audiences guessing. During the making of Shyamalan's THE VILLAGE, filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn (director of the highly acclaimed documentary MY ARCHITECT: A SON'S JOURNEY) was given access to the set and to Shyamalan himself to record the production. The film that resulted, however, was THE BURIED SECRET OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN. Initially conceived as a mere "making-of," BURIED SECRET turned into an expose of Shyamalan's past, with a number of wild, nearly-unbelievable assertions about the secretive director's history. Much like THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT before it, the documentary was eventually revealed to be a hoax, and one that Shyamalan himself had assisted with. Regardless of its veracity, however, the film utilizes Shyamalan's persona as a trickster and imitates his narrative strategies--usually associated with fiction filmmaking--in a form approximating the non-fiction documentary. THE BURIED SECRET OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN looks to the director's films for inspiration in making a mockumentary with a supernatural theme.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
The Buried Secret Of M. Night Shyamalan
Through revealing interviews with M. Night Shyamalan's childhood friends and neighbors, Academy Award'-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn (Best Feature Documentary, MY ARCHITECT: A SON'S JOURNEY, 2003; MY FATHER'S GARDEN) 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. As intriguing as Shyamalan's films themselves ... you don't want to miss this fascinating attempt to shed light on the unseen events and influences that have helped shape the spellbinding films of a masterful artist!
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