Shyamalan's 'Glass' is Engaging Almost Until the End

I don’t think anyone will deny that M. Night Shyamalan is a great storyteller. He initially proved that with the release of The Sixth Sense. The symbolism of the color red, the odd scenes that made very little sense until the end of the movie and of course, the amazing twist that nobody saw coming. That incredible twist has almost been the director’s undoing. Since 1999, not one of his other movie’s endings have had the same impact, but he continues to try.

In 2000, Mr. Shyamalan hoped that lightening would strike twice with Unbreakable which also starred Bruce Willis. Like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable was a mystery only this time, the story featured the lone survivor of a train crash who left the accident without a scratch on him and an incredibly fragile, wheelchair-bound, comic book enthusiast which appeared to be the polar opposite. The story was intriguing, but basically fell apart near the end when the twist was revealed. Now almost 19 years later, the same thing ha…

11 Things You Didn’t Know About the Man Behind Grizzly Adams

11 Things About Dan Haggerty
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While many were saddened by the news this week that actor Dan Haggerty died this week, many others were wondering “who is Dan Haggerty?” and to tell them that he was the man who acted in the TV series, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, didn’t help much. However, the man was a lot more than a big friendly man with a beard.

He Wasn’t Born in Hollywood
While everyone gets the date of his birthday correct (November 19, 1941) some sources will claim that Haggerty was born Daniel Francis Haggerty and grew up in Hollywood. However, more agree, including IMDB, that Haggerty was actually born Gene Jajonkski and grew up Pound, Wisconsin.

He Was a Lover of Animals
One the best things about The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams was that the hero was friend to many animals and they in turn respected him. This wasn’t far from his real life. His family once owned and operated a wildlife attraction where he helped in raising wild animals. He even taught a black bear to do tricks for the audiences that came by. Years later in Hollywood, Haggerty served as animal trainer for Walt Disney Studios working on films such as Lt. Robin Crusoe (1966) and Monkeys, Go Home (1967).

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