Essay on Review of The Sixth Sense

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Review of The Sixth Sense The sixth sense tell the story of a troubled young boy named Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) and child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), and their own personal struggles in life. Malcolm is a deeply respected child psychologist, who once had a patient appearing to have many of the same mental struggles as Cole. Malcolm failed to help his last patient and therefore is deeply committed to helping Cole.

At first the film starts out as a classic film of the horror genre, with the victim being attacked by violent,
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The "twist" in this story is so well hidden no one could have predicted that, in actual fact, Malcolm, the very person trying to help Cole and at first doubting his ghosts, is in fact dead himself! However once the ending has been seen and the film is viewed second time round, clues can be detected to show that it is hinted at all the way through, such as when his wife is in the restaurant and the table is only set for one. The film then goes into flashback mode as he realises that when he was shot at the beginning he died.

It must be highly difficult for a writer and producer to create something truly individual when there is already so much material available.

The sixth sense was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and was nominated for many Oscar awards, including best director, and best original screenplay. The most important of these nominations is, to me, the best original screenplay nomination, as I intend to compare the effectiveness and originality of the "twist" in this film to another movie titled "The Life of David Gale". At first glance it may seem strange to compare these films to one another, as they appear to be completely different, however they both have unpredictable and effective "twists" at the end.

The Life of David Gale is a
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