It doesn’t matter what your opinion of M. Night Shyamalan is, because there are a few inescapable facts that you can’t deny about the man: the first being that although The Last Airbender will probably live forever in fan infamy, to his credit he has still made some amazing films like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs. Second is, he is one of the greatest directors from our fair city and he is one of the few directors that continue to shoot his films in and around Philadelphia.
One of the most anticipated showings at the Philadelphia Film Festival was the 10th anniversary showing of Unbreakable. I was lucky enough to be on the red carpet and got to ask M. Night a few questions beforehand. Full disclosure? Unbreakable is by far one of my favorite films and a film I feel didn’t get its just due when it was released. I feel if it was released today with the dark and gritty super-hero genre firmly in place, it would have done much better than it did originally.
After we watched Unbreakable we were treated to a rather lengthy Q&A with the director where he spoke about everything from his shooting techniques in Unbreakable, to almost helming one of the Harry Potter films.
Find the entire Q&A after the jump, enjoy.