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Sixth Sense Question

Post  Polidano on Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:35 am

How was director M. Night Shyamalan able to trick audiences into believing that Dr. Crane was alive, when he actually wasn't?

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Re: Sixth Sense Question

Post  Qeisiehs on Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:39 am

The director M. Night Shyamalan was able to make audience believe that Dr crane was alive when he actually wasn’t because of his part in the movie and how he plays the main roll with Cole. They make the movie more about Cole seeing ghost that they don’t focus more on him at all. They don’t see that he is dead until the last scene when he was talking to his wife in her dreams. The director makes him look like he is just another person the movie supporting Cole when he is also dead.

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Post  Liam Pile on Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:39 pm

One reason is that Cole did not seem to be as afraid of Dr. Malcolm as he is with the other spirits. Usually Cole is terrified and does not interact with them at all, but even though Cole is scared at first, he interacts with Malcolm. The viewer could see this as Cole being shy and scared of someone new as most kids are not him seeing Malcolm as a dead person. Another reason is that most of the other dead people we see throughout the movie have some time of injury physically. For example the boy from the 1970's who wants to show Cole's his dads gun, has a big bullet wound in the back of his head. Malcolm has no wounds we can see implying that he is not dead. Also, most of the dead people in the people are scared and freighted themselves usually crying and wanting help like the little girls who is vomiting. She is scared and is crying since she is alone and gone from her family, and wants Cole to make connection with them for her. Malcolm does not seem to be scared or freighted in the movie, tricking the viewer he is not dead. M. Nigh Shyamalayn uses certain tools into tricking the viewer into believing Malcolm is alive.

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Post  Justinmarcus on Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:25 pm

Director M. Night Shyamalan was able to trick audience members into thinking Malcom Crowe was alive the whole time was pairing Malcom with Cole who was able to see dead people the whole time. Cole’s actions when he first sees Malcom makes sense as both a child who seems to have something that may be wrong with him which is why Malcom was working with him, and a reaction that Cole is used to having when seeing a dead person. M. Night was also able to trick the audience with the storyline between Malcom and Anna. The audience would first think that their marriage is falling apart due to Malcom focusing on his work and not on his wife, and it is more believable with events such as the assumed affair that the wife is having and the dinner scene where Anna doesn’t interact with Malcom at all, but is then dropped on the audience that Malcom is dead and everything makes sense. It is a huge shock to viewers and explains how their relationship ended up being in a way destroyed. It’s because Malcom was dead and Anna had to cope with it all this time, and my the end finally finding closure and coming to terms with it.

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Re: Sixth Sense Question

Post  jessvautour on Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:08 pm

He was able to trick the audience because Cole treated Malcom like we was a really person. Malcom is seen to be interacting with people normally, but when you take a closer look at the movie, you can see that the only person in the film that he actually gets a response from is Cole. For example, when Malcom is waiting with his mother at Coles house for him to come home, it makes it seem like the mother and Malcom were having a conversation but in reality she never knows that Malcom is there.

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Re: Sixth Sense Question

Post  chrisn on Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:29 pm

M. Night Shyamalan tricked the audience by incorporating Dr. Crane’s viewpoint and including what Dr. Crane wanted to see in the various scenes. For example, there is a scene with a locked door. The door seems to be locked, however it is actually blocked by tables and books. It seems like Dr. Crane goes back to his regular life. The audience thinks that he went to the doctor’s, got saved and is dealing with the stress in a new way. We do not question his death, as we just believe that his relationship with his wife has diminished. The only way we find out is at the end when Malcolm shares that his is actually dead.

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Post  chrisn on Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:30 pm

M. Night Shyamalan tricked the audience by incorporating Dr. Crane’s viewpoint and including what Dr. Crane wanted to see in the various scenes. For example, there is a scene with a locked door. The door seems to be locked, however it is actually blocked by tables and books. It seems like Dr. Crane goes back to his regular life. The audience thinks that he went to the doctor’s, got saved and is dealing with the stress in a new way. We do not question his death, as we just believe that his relationship with his wife has diminished. The only way we find out is at the end when Malcolm shares that his is actually dead.

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Re: Sixth Sense Question

Post  Laura_B on Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:34 am

The way the director was able to trick the audience into believing that Dr. Crowe was alive was by making Dr. Crowe seemingly interact with people like normal. By matching Dr. Crowe up with Cole, the director was able to influence the audience into believing that Dr. Crowe was alive. Dr. Crowe seems to be normal as Cole reacts in a different manner then he does with the other ghosts he witnesses. Also, Dr. Crowe having a home life where him and his wife are arguing is a very plausible explanation for the reason she was ignoring him in the film. Lastly, the film being shown in Dr. Crowe’s perspective was the reason the audience was unaware, since Dr.Crowe himself did not know he was dead.

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Post  Monahan on Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:34 pm

Director M. Night Shyamalan was able to trick his audience into thinking Doctor Crowe was a real person due to the fact that the spotlight was never on him. The fact that the audience's attention was never truly on Crowe leads us to believe that he is not a ghost, but a real person. Although it is seriously foreshadowed throughout the film, first time viewers disregard this for the most part. However, if a viewer seriously considers it throughout the film, and how the protagonist Cole can see the dead, you could raise the theory that Crowe is dead, even before the film shows that he is really dead. Another thing is that he is like a Father figure to Cole, and seems human. The audience believes this, and takes it. Therefore, making Malcolm Crowe seem like he is alive.

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Re: Sixth Sense Question

Post  mattiodapattio on Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:45 pm

Director M. Night was able to convince the audience that Doctor Crowe was human by making him seem like a father to Cole. He makes it seem like his problems are very human even though many points in the movie imply that he is a ghost. We see a lot from his perspective which blinds us from even considering that Danny is there to help him move on.

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The Sixth Sense

Post  PatrickMitchell on Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:59 pm

In M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan can trick audiences into believing that Dr. Crane is alive by distracting the audience with standard main plot and creating scenes where Dr. Crane does not have to be involved. When the audience is watching The Sixth Sense, they are watching a story about a psychologist helping a young boy with a dark secret. The audience is too concerned with the interesting characters and intriguing mystery to notice the hints towards Dr. Crane being alive. They do not look for future twists, so it is easy to catch the audience off-guard and by surprise. Shyamalan also creates scenes and scenarios where Dr. Crane does not have to be involved, for it to make sense. An example of this is at the anniversary dinner scene. The scene is set up so that Dr. Crane’s wife is supposed mad at him. This means that she does not have to speak to Dr. Crane directly, letting the scene continue to be believable. Throughout, The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan can trick audiences into believing that Dr. Crane is alive by distracting the audience with a standard main plot and creating scenes where Dr. Crane does not have to be involved.

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