For me, this screenplay presented one of, if not, the best writen script I 've come across. M.Night Shyamalan dove with extreme passion in this one. His sense of writing allows the reader to be a participant in the storytelling. His "action, description, dialouge" are compelling to read. I recommand this to anyone who aspires to be a screenwriter. It is a written masterpiece!
Took my breath away!!!! Whew!!!!!!!
by: Sanjay Massey ()
Comment No. 6 29-Feb-2008, 11:42 GMT
I read the screenplay after watching the movie (If you ask me to make a list of movies with great endings, I'd definitely put this one on top!). I therefore knew the twist in the tale. Even then, reading the screenplay was pure joy. It's a lesson in visual storytelling, with minimal dialogue. You automatically get sucked into the characters' lives. Excellent community of emotion! Also, it is one of the scariest movies I've ever seen [Another is 'The Others' by Spanish director Alejendro Amenabar whose scrrenplay I've been searching on the net but it seems to be unavaiable (another favourite with a great surprise ending)]. Hats off to you, Mr Shyamalan!
I enjoy reading screenplays more than books. Just my preference. I have all these stories to tell and I'm trying to learn more about the process. I was very engaged by the screenplay, and obviously, like millions of people, loved the movie. This was a master-class on screenplay writing and I'm sure I will come back to it and take notes.
There are some movies that simply go beyond the actors acting. This is one of those movies that was so well written that you get "The Feeling," while watching it. You feel Cody's pain, you feel the hair stand up on your neck, and when it's over, you gut is wrenched it emotion. But, it all starts with writing. There's never been a good movie that wasnt well written. One of my top 5 fav's