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…

This Day in Pop Culture for June 23

Logan's Run premiered in theaters on June 22, 1976.

Logan Starts Running

Based on William F. Nolan’s book of the same name, the dystopian sci-fi flick, Logan’s Run, premiered on this day in 1976. In this universe, the population is controlled by killing off citizens when they reach the ripe old age of 30, hence, the reason why Logan is running. The movie starred Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett, who MGM promoted heavily even though she only had a bit part in the film. Logan’s Run was nominated for two Academy Awards and won for a special award for its visual effects. The movie also won six Saturn Awards including Best Science Fiction Film. The following year, a short-lived TV show based on the movie aired on CBS.

Christopher Sholes received a patent for the typewriter on June 23, 1868.

Patent is Received for the Typewriter

After his printers went on strike, newspaperman, Christopher Sholes made a few attempts (although unsuccessful) to invent a typesetting machine. He collaborated with another printer, Samuel Soule and a friend, Carlos Glidden and the three created the first mechanical typewriter machine in 1867. The early attempt had a few flaws, but Sholes received a patent for the device on this day in 1868. An investor, James Densmore bought out Soule and Glidden for a share in the machine. After some improvements, the pair received a new patent in 1871. By 1873, the invention was sold to Eliphalet Remington and Sons, which is better known for its sales of electric razors sold today.

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