Shyamalian Definition: A Shyamalian film is made of two distinct but interlocking elements: (1) an overall atmosphere of mystery, uncertainty and unseen danger; (2) a shamelessly prearranged final twist. Shyamalian filmmaking typically features a cameo by the director. Director M. Night Shyamalan always makes a Shyamalian film, but a Shyamalian film does not require the participation of said director. Examples: Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense? Turns out hes dead. Mel Gibsons daughters unexplained attachment to half-drunk glasses of water is revealed to be the familys savior from alien massacre in Signs. Could Describe: J.J. Abrams Lost and his monster movie currently known as Cloverfield.
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