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M. Night Shyamalan

Director, Writer, Producer

M. Night Shyamalan
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How M. Night Shyamalan lost power in 2004

AGE 34

Shyamalan thought his name alone could turn The Village into a summer phenomenon. But after a $51 million opening weekend, audiences heeded the warning bell of lousy word of mouth, and the film struggled to make half of Signs' $228 million gross. Now many wonder if the onetime ''next Steven Spielberg'' is instead a one-trick pony.

Originally posted Oct 12, 2004

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