US Airways - December 2013 - (Page 96)
An Excerpt from a
Great New Book
It's likely that you've seen
some of his films - The
Sixth Sense, Signs, The
Village, Unbreakable, The
Happening. But it's less
likely that you know about
M. Night Shyamalan's
eponymous foundation that
fills needs around the globe
in the areas of housing,
nutrition, and particularly
In our excerpt from this
recently released book,
Shyamalan describes how
he found a calling while
visiting schools for potential filming locations in his
hometown of Philadelphia.
-Lance Elko, Editor
As John Adams said . . .
Some filmmakers love location scouting.
I'm not one of them. You drive in a van or
fly a plane for eternity just to get out, look around,
and say, "This isn't it." You do this over and over
till you find the place where you know the characters can live and breathe and walk around.
Which is what I was doing in the spring of 2007,
with a team of location managers and scouts who
were ferrying me around Philadelphia, looking at
potential filming locations for The Happening,
which was going to star Mark Wahlberg as a teacher
in a Philadelphia high school. Our search had taken
us to the Julia R. Masterman Middle and High
School, a public school located at 17th and Spring
Garden, right in the middle of the city. This is a
flat-out beautiful building and beautiful school.
I knew right away when I stepped out that this was
the place. It just felt right. There was light there.
I'm not superfamous, but people know my
movies. Once it got around that we were scouting
Masterman High School, the kids went crazy.
They started coming out of the classrooms, circling,
asking questions. "Are you making a movie here?"
"Is someone going to die here?" "Can I die?"
From I Got Schooled
by M. Night Shyamalan.
Copyright © 2013 by
M. Night Shyamalan.
permission of Simon
& Schuster, Inc.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2013
Table of Contents
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Vacation Memories
Hub Crawl: Miami International Airport
Wine & Dine: Holiday Fizz
Diversions: Going Whole Hog
Diversions: Time Travel
Style Spotlight: Holiday Bling
Adventure: North Carolina's High Country
Adventure: Arizona Story
Adventure: Sled Dog Racing
Gear Up: Stocking Stuffers
Great Escapes: Charleston Place Hotel
Great Escapes: Hotel Palomar in Washington, DC
Travel Feature: Costa Rica
US Airways: Tower Talk
Celebrate Tucson, AZ
Health Matters: Miami Foot and Ankle Surgery
Must Read: I Got Schooled
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?
US Airways - December 2013