Welcome to the first Funny Name’s post of 2015!
*Fannie blows on a noise maker.*
Feel free to help yourself to some confetti. (Don’t worry, Dave, I brought the shop vac.)
Now I suppose we should talk about today’s subject. Arto covered him in October for a spooky Halloween special here. And it’s what inspired today’s post.
You know him as an actor or writer or director or producer.
How about we dive in and solve a minor league mystery? What does the M. stand for?
Wouldn’t it have been fun if his parent’s would have named him Mid?
Best known for his work on The Sixth Sense.
I see dead people. It would surprise me if you haven’t repeated that line at least once.
Some parents want their children to follow their footsteps. Night’s doctor father was no
Exception. Gifting him a Super-8 camera in his youth, Night, the storyteller,
Excelled at movie making. His mother encouraged him to follow his passion.
During his student days at NYU he made his first film. A drama, “Praying with Anger.”
Earning his stripes, he wrote and directed his next film, “Wide Awake”, featuring
Actors Joseph Cross, Dana Delany, Robert Loggia, Julia Stiles, Camryn Manheim, and
Denis Leary. The film earned Night a Young Artist Award nomination.
Perhaps you enjoyed some of his other films, like “Unbreakable” or “Signs” or “After
Earth”. Plot twists and cameo appearances included. If you’ve ever watched any
Of his movies on DVD, you may have noticed his childhood home movies included as
Part of the special features. The only movie not to include one of these is the film
Lady in the Water. He did not feel any of his early works lead to this film. The story
Evolved from a fairy tale he made up for his children.
I see dead people.
Do you suppose that’s what ran through Young Frankenstein’s mind when he decided to reanimate one?
Or as one of my neighbor’s young children once told me, “He re-organdized him.” Works for me. 🙂
Now for the fun part, where we geek. If you haven’t wasted time playing on Night’s website, try walking through the scary mansion and finding the access to each room and the “easter eggs” planted within them.
I see dead people.
Sorry. It’s in your brain. You’ll be repeating it all day. It’s beats looking outside at the winter doldrums.
You’re welcome. 😉