He’s all that!
M Night Shyamalan on the sets of The Sixth Sense, which released in 1999 – a year that shows the breadth of the then ewcomer’s work.
June 21, 2013
Remember that 1990s Freddie Prince Jr- Rachael Leigh Cook starrer She’s All That In a recent
interview with Movies.com,
filmmaker Manoj Night
Shyamalan revealed that he
ghost-wrote the teen rom-com!
Asked if he found himself ‘pick-
ing projects that are going to
manage what has become this
idea of you as a brand,’
Shyamalan said, ‘I guess I would
say that I manage it in the sense
that I try to make it more accu-
rate. For example, you’re saying
the audience’s relationship start-
ed with me with The Sixth Sense.
That same year I wrote Stuart
Little. That combination is pretty
accurate. The breadth of that and
my interest in that, the family-
oriented nature of that story —
somewhere between there is
where a lot of my movies fall, but if
you don’t take that side of it into
account, it’s probably more limiting
than what my tastes are.’
‘By the way, I ghost-wrote a movie
that same year that would even add to
the breadth of it all, but I don’t know if
I want to tell you which movie I ghost-
wrote… I ghost-wrote the movie She’s
The interesting revelations didn’t
Asked about his ‘guilty pleasure…
comfort-food’ movies, he said, ‘This is
not guilty pleasure stuff, but I always
have to go to some touchstone movie
where no one would understand why
I’m so connected to a movie, but they
are kind of the father and the mother
of the tone of a movie. And so this one
is an Indian movie called Pather
Panchali, and it’s about a child who
lives in a rural village and they’re
super poor and nature kind of impos-
es its will on the movie and is used
very metaphorically. And that was a
big inspiration for me.’
We have heard of Satyajit Ray’s
masterpiece described in many
ways, but never as a ‘comfort-food’
movie. But when put like this, we
can see why Shyamalan describes
Not everyone gets to host the President of the United States for an intimate dinner
party. But then, not everyone is Vinod Khosla.
The Sun Microsystems co-founder and his
wife Neeru hosted President Barack Obama at
their Portola Valley, California, home June 6
for a Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee fundraising dinner.
According to a White House transcript,
Obama began his speech with, ‘I want to
thank Vinod and Neeru and the entire family
— and these beasts (the Khoslas’ dogs who
were evidently in attendance) — for hosting us
here today. These two could eat Bo (the
Obamas’ dog) in one gulp.’
The attendees paid $32,400 per head for
the privilege, a much steeper entry fee than
the $2,500 attendees paid at the home of
That’s some dinner!
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