Unbreakable, directed by M. Night Shyamalan Solomon and Gaenor, directed by Paul Morrison
Director M. Night Shyamalan would be at home in the art house circuit, but he's produced two big-budget Hollywood films: The Sixth Sense and now Unbreakable. Both are unexpected departures from his first film, Praying with Anger, about an American-born Indian who is sent to India with a student-exchange program--a topic far removed from Shyamalan's current interest in the supernatural. The opening scenes in Unbreakable reveal Shyamalan's artfulness. In a simple unbroken shot, filmed between seats on a train, the viewer eavesdrops on a conversation. In another early scene, we see a blurry shot of a hospital patient as his white sheets slowly turn blood red. The patient dies, and his death leaves only one other survivor of a train wreck.