SciFi's M. Night documentary

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  1. Blu

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    Does anyone think this is a real documentary?

    To me it just screams PROMOTIONAL and staged.
     
  2. Andres Munoz

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    I read an article on Cinescape and it looks like it's real. Sci-fi started doing an interview with Shymalan but apparently the interview went the "wrong" way and Shymalan did not want to participate in it anymore. Sci-fi kept on filming the documentary anyway and they're airing the whole thing: some parts with Shymalan's participation and some without.
     
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    Bah, they aren't getting my nine bucks if they are going to pull cheap sensationalist crap like this. I'll rent the DVD if the film comes highly recommended.
     
  5. Kevin M

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    Seems that they tried to do a little Blair Witch with this but got carried away.
     
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    I think this was a brilliant move. Why did they decide to give up that it was fake before it aired? Too much negative publicity about this?
     
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    What I meant was that it was an attempt to add an air of mythos & mystery to the film. They just got caught prematurely.
     
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    I knew the moment it was fake I read an article about Night trying to shut it down because it was to expose some hidden secret of his. I find it funny that he's resorting to those old Blair Witch tactics to promote his film.
     
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    This sucks. Why come clean before the documentary aired? This takes away from the enjoyment of it now that I know it's all fake.
     
  12. Blu

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    Now I know why they came clean before the documentary aired.
    You can tell it is set up. You can tell the lines were improv but the actors were given a direction to go. It isn't very good and once you saw it you would know it was faked.
     
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    I watched about 20 minutes of it and thought it was too stupid to waste my time with.

    Can I get those 20 minutes back?
     
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    I saw the "oh no, there's a bird loose in the house" part of the show while channel surfing.
     
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    I wanted to watch this, but forgot it was airing. Will it be re-shown? For those who saw it, what is the whole deal? What is it supposed to be, even though fake? What exactly is fake?
     
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    I passed on this last night. To me, watching this after its nature was exposed would have been like watching a taped sporting event after finding out who won.

    Still looking forward to The Village.
     
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    I Tivo'd it with high hopes, but within 10 minutes, I could tell it was an incredibly stupid Blair wWitch style rip off....Sad that they had to spend THREE HOURS to tell their "tale"

    Oh and yes I did watch, but thankfully I could FF through most of it.

    The worst part is how incredibly staged and phony every scene looked and felt..(thank KM [​IMG] ). The "actors" were so phony as well.

    Oh well...live and learn.
     
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    ..feeled? [​IMG]
     
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    You can always detect that level of "unreality" coming from phony circumstances.

    I applaud a new take on what is usually standard-issue marketing, but three hours is ridiculous. Can't help but think ol' M. Night is a bit of a narcissist, what with the length, the focus, and the constant mentions of him as a "great director." Ugh.
     
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    what about the johnny depp interview? heh
     

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