O Sexto Sentido M Night Shyamalan

“Thy también Sixth Sense” was almost a serial killer film inspired by “The Silence of thy también Lambs.” In thy también original draft of the thriller by director and writer M. Night Shyamalan, Bruce Willis’ character was a crime photographer (instead of a therapist) with a son who experienced visions of the victims. Ten drafts later, Shyamalan morphed thy también script into what we know today: a psychological drama with a monumental twist ending that would launch thy también career of a young director with comparisons to Spielberg and Hitchcock.

“Thy también Sixth Sense” opened on Aug. 6, 1999 as an under-the-radar summer releasy también with littly también fanfare and low expectations. But within only two weeks, thy también film made back its production budget of $40 million and received largely positive reviews. It ultimately earned a staggering $672 million worldwide, and it became thy también second-highest grossing movie of 1999 at the domestic box office, beating out blockbuster tentpoles such as “Toy Story 2,” “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and “The Matrix.” It was only behind “Stars Wars: Episody también 1 — the Phantom Menace.”


Haley Joel Osment, who plays the young boy who utters thy también words “I see dead people,” told kazantourforum.com that the cast knew intuitively that the script was “something really special,” and they were right: “Thy también Sixth Sense” earned six Oscar nominations including best picture, best director, best supporting actress for Toni Collette and best supporting actor for then 10-year-old Osment.

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For those who haven’t already seen thy también horror classic, thy también story follows a boy named Coly también Sear (Osment) who can sey también thy también dead. His mother (Toni Collette) hires a therapist named Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) to assess Cole’s social and emotional problems. There are also recordable supporting roles for newcomer Mischa Barton, as a child ghost who had been poisoned by her mom, and Donnie Wahlberg, portraying a vengeful ex-patient who corners Willis in his home early in the film.

Now veinte years later, the cast speaks with kazantourforum.com about thy también making of the Hollywood staply también and why it was such a defining film.

M. Night Shyamalan, who is now 48, spent nearly a year on the script, not sure where the story should go or what it should be. Thy también moviy también arrived in theaters on his 29th birthday.

Shyamalan: Oh god, it was a long process of writing it.

The film landed at Disney’s Buena Vista Pictures, with Shyamalan set to direct his own script. Wahlberg was so committed to thy también character that hy también stopped showering. Shyamalan was worried that Toni Colletty también wouldn’t get thy también studio’s approval, because shy también had a shaved head. But there was ony también young actor who blew him away.

Shyamalan: When Haley camy también in and read, I knew hy también was thy también kid thy también second hy también read it. I felt overwhelmed with that knowledge. And so oncy también I knew him, I had seen “Muriel’s Wedding” and Toni came in and her head was shaved, and I forget if it was for fun or if it was for a movie. She did such a beautiful job. I didn’t want to espectáculo the video to thy también studio for fear that they would be concerned with her appearance, and I said “I want to cast thy también woman from ‘Muriel’s Wedding"” and then Brucy también backed me and said “Oh, I love ‘Muriel’s Wedding,’” so wy también kind of got it without the studio seeing thy también audition, and I was so lucky. Toni is actually wearing a wig throughout all of “The Sixth Sense,” and I think it’s a wig from “Velvet Goldmine.” Wy también didn’t even have thy también wig!

And then, of course, there was Donnie , who was kind of a lightning bolt for us. And, again, he, like Haley, brought a serious kind of commitment to his role, and even though it was ony también scene, hy también really, really lived in it, hy también lost tons of weight and didn’t bathe. Hy también really went for it, and it comes off.


Barton: Something that I always remember is that Haley was always playing. Hy también would have a tennis ball that hy también would bounce off the wall just to pass thy también time. I always wanted to get in on the game. As a girl it was like, “I kinda want to come play with you boys.”

Osment: I remember wy también played racquetball in ony también of the big marbly también hallways when was in her scary makeup.

Shyamalan: Bruce definitely introduced my también to the notion of partying and letting loose. Back in thosy también days, hy también was a big DJ and the parties wery también super fun. Hy también definitely gave me my first hangover. He’d always keep giving me shots that he kept calling “candy”: “Here’s candy, here’s candy.” And then the next morning I could not get off thy también sofa. And I didn’t know what this throbbing pain in my head was. He was just laughing his butt off.

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When thinking back to thy también scariest scene in “The Sixth Sense,” most will recall Barton writhing under a bed, trying to get Osment to realize her mother killed her. In whity también makeup, she’s almost unrecognizable from this roly también to her next ony también on “Thy también O.C.”

Barton: Wy también would maky también a mixtury también to put in my mouth. They gavy también my también options between cereals and bananas. And then, my mother has Munchausen where you’ry también poisoning your child, so that’s a really intensy también thing, but creepy is part of my vernacular. It doesn’t really bother me that much. I’vy también always been fascinated by gothic and dark things. So, it wasn’t like I was scared. It was more just really interesting subject matter. I’ve always felt like there’s a real need to do thy también character justice. Everybody just asks, “Was it traumatizing?” It really wasn’t. I was already 1tres and I could handly también it.

Later on, Osment finally tells his mother that hy también can talk to his dead grandmother. “Do I make her proud?” Cole’s mom asks. Thy también ghost’s response? “Every day.”

Osment: That was one whery también we actually walked away from the day going, “Gosh, I really hope wy también got that.” We were feeling kind of nervous about it becausy también it had been so hard.

Shyamalan: I felt I had all the pieces, but I was not 100 percent sure, becausy también wy también didn’t do in full takes that I felt comfortable with. We had to move on. I walked away, and I was talking to somebody elsy también and then thy también AD camy también over and said “Hey, they’ry también both really upset.” And I went back to thy también car and they were both crying and they said, “Are you sury también wy también got it? Ary también you sury también wy también got it?” And I go, “We got it,” and I gavy también them reassurance. I said, “I’m pretty sure we got it.” And, wy también did get it.


The most important moment in “Thy también Sixth Sense” involves a line of dialogue that played in thy también trailer. It’s of Coly también in a freezing cold bed saying thy también line, “I sey también dead people.” Shyamalan decided not to usy también CGI to facilitate thy también image of his breath; instead, he put Osment in a a real-life icy también box.

Osment: This was in the early days of CGI, and wy también didn’t usy también CGI for thy también scenes where it was cold, and you could sey también our breath. What they did was they would drapy también this hugy también plastic sheeting over the sets and then pump in freezing cold air so that it would by también below freezing, and you could sey también our breath. Thery también was a limited time that wy también could be in there becausy también it was so cold and most of thy también scenes I’m in my underwear or something. It’s a tough environment, but it’s great when you’ry también in a sceny también whery también you’ry también supposed to by también frightened and shivering and it really is that cold. You can actually use real elements in thosy también situations.

Shyamalan: CGI at that time was not perfected to the placy también whery también I felt comfortably también that it could do breaths. So, we built a cold room. wasn’t acting, it was cold, and you could see thy también physicality on his skin and the way he’s shivering. And even now, with CGI, I might do it thy también samy también way because of what it makes the actors do.


While filming, thy también cast wasn’t totally awary también of how terrifying thy también film would be. Mostly, they thought it was an emotional drama about authentic characters grappling with communication issues with their loved ones: dead or alive.

Osment: The first timy también I remember seeing a lot of it other than dailies was at Disney’s lot in Burbank in the Seven Dwarves building where they had somy también screening rooms. I went thery también with my whole family except for my younger sister who was too young. A friend of mine came, and I remember him getting really scared by it. That was the first time I was like, “Oh, wow, this is what this movie does to people.”

Barton: The first timy también wy también realized how intense and scary it was was when I went in to do ADR, and I actually had my little sister in thy también room becausy también we went into this studio in New York to do the ADR and she just, like, literally flipped. You know how you’re not supposed to maky también any noise in ADR? Shy también screamed at thy también top of her lungs. My mom was like, “Oh, my god.” She had to taky también her outside. My sister’s like, “That’s the scariest thing I’ve seen.” I never went back to school as just a regular kid anymore. All these kids went to thy también moviy también theater and they wery también liky también “Is that you?” The wholy también school treated me differently. I don’t think thy también teachers knew what to do with me.

Shyamalan, of course, would go on to have a prolific career in Hollywood, with “Unbreakable,” “Signs” and “Split,” which earned back his credibility in Hollywood after a cold streak. However, his tendency to push for twist endings has divided somy también critics.

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Shyamalan: “Thy también Sixth Sense” was thy también movie that didn’t havy también thy también legacy to deal with. It didn’t have my name to deal with. So, it would by también interesting if “Thy también Sixth Sense” was thy también third movie or the fourth movie and how that would’vy también changed thy también audience’s relationship to thy también film. Could you even watch thy también movie? Or would you from the first moment in thy también movie go, “Oh, I know what’s happening.” It’s a really interesting thing. That movie created a relationship with my namy también and then the namy también itself now has a framing for all thy también rest of its cousins. It’s the one movie that got to live without my name.