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explore Must Read An Excerpt from a Great New Book A Sudden Dawning 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 award-winning director M. Night Shyamalan's eponymous foundation that fills needs around the globe in the areas of housing, nutrition, and particularly education. 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 ChAptER oNE 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 96 DECEmBER 2013 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. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2013

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
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
Charlotte, USA
Must Read: I Got Schooled
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
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