Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan

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  • Editors
  • Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Narrating Shyamalan, Narrating Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elizabeth Rosen
      Pages 19-33
    3. David Sterritt
      Pages 53-69
    4. Katherine A. Fowkes
      Pages 71-87
    5. Emmanuel Burdeau
      Pages 89-99
  3. Intermission: Shyamalan’s Story

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Matt Hills
      Pages 103-118
    3. Kim Owczarski
      Pages 119-135
  4. Stories by Shyamalan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Matt Yockey
      Pages 159-174
    3. Miriam Jordan, Julian Jason Haladyn
      Pages 175-188
    4. Nicholas Parker, Nirmal Trivedi
      Pages 189-201
    5. Murray Pomerance
      Pages 203-218
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-233

About this book


Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan represents the first serious academic engagement with auteur director M. Night Shyamalan and his work. The essays, including contributions from established film scholars David Sterritt, Murray Pomerance, Emmanuel Burdeau, R. Barton Palmer, Matt Hills, and Katherine Fowkes, explore the Hollywood blockbusters from The Sixth Sense to The Happening in terms of their themes, aesthetics, and marketing. Taken together, the collection recognizes and explores Shyamalan s "star status" and offers the concerted analysis that this cultural phenomenon requires.


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