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Why The Sixth Sense’s Twist Works

I once heard someone criticize The Sixth Sense saying that there’s no way Dr. Malcolm Crowe could have gone for a long period of time without noticing that no one ever made eye contact with him or talked to him … Continue reading

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How I Uncover Cinematic Chiasmus

I’ve written more than a dozen articles explaining how the story structure of some special films fall into the category of Cinematic Chiasmus. These are films that unfold in a particular way in which the events in their first half … Continue reading

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What a Twist! The Sixth Sense Is a Symmetrical Film

The Sixth Sense has one of the most memorable and famous twist endings of all time. But once its secret is revealed is there any mystery left to the film? It turns out that The Sixth Sense does have at … Continue reading

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The Surprising Parallels of Christopher Nolan and M. Night Shyamalan

The careers of Christopher Nolan and M. Night Shyamalan are on inverted trajectories. The greater Nolan rises, the lower Shyamalan falls. Their films have a surprising amount in common with each other, in terms of subject matter, but Nolan just … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Sixth Sense vs. Ghost

Don’t you just love that sleeper hit from the 1990s about a ghost who stays on earth after he dies to try to help the people he cares about? Which movie am I talking about: either 1999’s The Sixth Sense … Continue reading

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