Many movies have the power to bring 90s kids back to their childhood.
We imagine many of you reading this have fond memories of sitting cross-legged in front of the TV watching Stuart Little, rewinding the tape once it’s finished to start all over again.
Directed by Rob Minkoff, the 1999 American family comedy film is loosely based on EB White’s 1945 novel of the same name and received generally positive reviews upon release.
Of course, it may not have been solidified as an authentic classic over the past few decades. Nonetheless, some families still make sure it’s a movie night staple once in a while.
Michael J. Fox is perhaps the most memorable name attached to his work voicing the titular mouse. However, there is a name attached that will surprise you. Who wrote Stuart Little’s screenplay?
Who wrote Stuart Little’s screenplay?
The screenplay by Stuart Little was co-written by M Night Shyamalan and Greg Brooker.
Yes, this M Night Shyamalan.
Greg Brooker is a much more obscure name but was the director of 2018 Christopher Robin, Nosferatu LA ’02and Birthday.
On the other hand, Shyamalan is arguably one of the most controversial and notable filmmakers of his generation. The 51-year-old American director has signed classics such as The sixth sense and Unbreakablewhich generally remain highly regarded as his finest work.
On the other hand, management efforts like The last air Master, The eventand lady in the water were panned by critics and the general public.
His career has seen a resurgence lately, with some critics hailing 2015s Visit like a return to form. Split and Glass were received in the same way in 2021 old reignited the overrated or overrated debate.
“I was just the kid who made The Sixth Sense”
The sixth sense stands out as Shyamalan’s groundbreaking film and interestingly the supernatural chiller was released the same year as Stuart Little.
Both efforts showcase the full extent of his talents and he recently opened up about this duality and his status as a thriller/horror director during a chat with NME:
“I became very comfortable with it. But there was a part of me – which I have since abandoned – that was struggling to make family films. It was before I had a relationship with the public, so they didn’t object. I was just the kid who made The sixth sense.”
He added: “It’s really hard to do that with the strong relationship I have with the public now.”
Ranking the 10 Best M Night Shyamalan Movies
For a bit of fun, we thought we’d come up with a ranking of the top 10 M Night Shyamalan movies he directed.
So here it is:
9. The event
seven. The village
4. The lady in the water
2. The sixth sense
Of course, it’s all a matter of opinion!
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