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The insight it provides is most interesting.
And I don't even mind Shyamalan's idiosyncrasies, or even his super-sized ego (I figure most successful filmmakers are similarly afflicted).
I am sure that there are a lot of people that could read this book and get something completely different out of it than I did.
I love this book. I have never read anything else by its author, Michael Bamberger, but I looked at the book one day at the library and I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Darth Vader
I found this book to be an interesting look inside the world of a director, who in recent years has fallen from the world's graces. Read morePublished 13 months ago by ANDE
Sportswriter Michael Bamberger is not a film expert - he makes that clear in the first chapter of THE MAN WHO HEARD VOICES. His decision to write a book about M. Read morePublished 13 months ago by kacunnin
I had heard about this book on my favorite podcast, DOUG LOVES MOVIES, and was excited to get it because several jacket blurbs compared it to THE DEVIL'S CANDY, a remarkable book... Read morePublished on November 13, 2011 by Stacy Helton
I really had to think about how many stars I wanted to give this book to do it justice.
On the one hand, I wanted to rate it highly since it did entertain me... Read more
I'm a big fan of Bamberger's writing. His prose is still excellent, and if he could have pried his lips off of Shyamalan's backside for a bit, this book could have been very good. Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by Troy Markham
I respect Shyamalan greatly for being willing to fall on his face in pursuit of his dream. Bamberger's book is a fast read and very entertaining for Shyamalan fans. Read morePublished on August 11, 2009 by Frederick Stuckmann
I don't believe there are enough good books out there about directors and how they approach film making. Read morePublished on April 12, 2008 by Jay S
I can see how non-filmmakers might find this book irritable in its celebration of a subject who is at once self-indulgent and arrogant while at the same time self-doubting and... Read morePublished on January 2, 2008 by wrawlind