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Shyamaladenfreude

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 25, 2006 at 4:31AM

In his weekly LA Times column, Patrick Goldstein reports from Hollywood of on a bit of glee following the disappointing opening of M. Night Shyamalan's "The Lady in the Water" and Michael Bamberger's new book about the director, The Man Who Heard Voices:Night has said that "Lady in the Water" began as a bedtime story he told his daughters. But it's Bamberger's book that has become a grim fairy tale, a bracing reminder of how many of our best filmmakers, having achieved success, wall themselves off from reality and succumb to childlike self-importance.A sidebar piece looks at the "Top Ten All-Time Self-Promoting Directors".
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In his weekly LA Times column, Patrick Goldstein reports from Hollywood of on a bit of glee following the disappointing opening of M. Night Shyamalan's "The Lady in the Water" and Michael Bamberger's new book about the director, The Man Who Heard Voices:

Night has said that "Lady in the Water" began as a bedtime story he told his daughters. But it's Bamberger's book that has become a grim fairy tale, a bracing reminder of how many of our best filmmakers, having achieved success, wall themselves off from reality and succumb to childlike self-importance.


A sidebar piece looks at the "Top Ten All-Time Self-Promoting Directors".