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"Anywhere" [08 Oct 2011|04:34am]

*Not mine but I think it's beautiful.*

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Innocence and Risk in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village [12 Aug 2010|06:39pm]


by Robert Richardson

It would be easy to mistake M. Night Shyamalan's The Village for a call to a return to simpler times and values. The film's heroes, William Hurt's village-leader Mr. Walker, and Bryce Dallas Howard's knight of faith Ivy, willfully turn away from knowledge in favor of a return to, or perpetuation of, a state of innocence. The only character who exhibits a genuine desire for knowledge, Joaquin Phoenix's Lucius Hunt, is brutally stabbed halfway through the film; Adrien Brody's simple-minded Noah, the only character directly referred to as an innocent, is the one who stabs Lucius and becomes the villain of the picture, highlighting the complex nature of innocence in The Village.

The village itself, in my reading, represents Hollywood cinema. The decision of the elders to press on with their cherished illusion at the close of the story is a ringing endorsement of the Hollywood mode of filmmaking, which is tied closely to American ideals of hope and innocence. This view sees film as a kind of cherished illusion, and the village as film: it is a stage upon which compelling illusions of hope and innocence play out. By making The Village, Shyamalan has in effect posed the question of whether this kind of innocence is worth cultivating, protecting, and celebrating. The box-office and the critical response will supply the answer.



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Those We Don't Speak of [07 Jul 2010|08:42pm]


The Village of Covington Woods in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village emerges as a victim of its own ambitions. It presents a compelling premise about people's inability to shield themselves from loss, pain or crime.

Philip Horne describes The Village as an, ‘’exquisitely crafted allegory of American soul-searching seems to have been widely misunderstood, so it seems worth trying to intimate just why it's so richly suggestive – about innocence and denial, about fear and forests and the creation of bogeymen, about America's historical sense of its own unique mission, and indeed about the American present of gated communities and Homeland Security.’’

I think there are certain characters in this film that are often overlooked, shadowed by the main characters: Ivy Walker, Noah Percy, and Lucius Hunt. But I want to focus attention on ‘’those we don’t speak of’’. No, not the creatures in the woods lured by the color red, but the minor characters on the sidelines. In this case, the Elders.

The Elders in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village are the key characters- more like symbols than characters; archetypes, in a sense. Especially the characters of Edward Walker, Alice Hunt, Mrs. Clack, and August Nicholson.





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banner ivy & luscious [21 Nov 2009|11:35pm]

(1-4) Dawson's Creek {Pacey /Joey}
(5-7) The Hunger Games {Katniss/Gale}
(8-11) The Invisible {Nick/Annie}
(12-14) Spider-man {MJ/Peter Parker}
(15-18) Vampire Diaries {Damon/Elena}

1 Pacey & Joey
1 BSG {Kara/Lee}
1 The Village {Ivy/Luscious}
3 Vampire Diaries {Damon & Elena}
1 Hunger Games {Katniss/Gale}
1 Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley

the rest HERE @ like_in_latin

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Disturbia Music Video [29 Oct 2009|11:40pm]


Featuring: Anna from The Uninvited and Ivy from The Village

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Affiliation request? [03 Aug 2008|11:11am]

[ mood | happy ]

I didn't see anything in the rules about what to do with the affiliation... and I just can't click back far enough to find the first post and figure out who runs this community! @__@;

Anyway, I'm making a new community:
mnightstamp, an M. Night Shyamalan Movies Stamping community. 
It'd be nice to affiliate with the__villageand any members here who want to join it, please do! I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun! It'll be up and running within the next 48 hours, but you can join it in the meantime. ;)

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007 [11 May 2008|10:52pm]

twelve chuck
eighteen the emperor's new groove icons

nineteen the village
twenty five doctor who
twenty five the office
thirty six twilight

one hundred and thirty five icons

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here at newblood_icons 

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004 [14 Apr 2008|06:29pm]

ten skins icons
fifteen doctor who icons
thirty six the office icons
twenty eight torchwood icons

thirty nine the village icons
one hundred and twenty eight icons

four the village wallpapers
four wallpapers

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[08 Apr 2008|09:32pm]


{13} Breakfast at Tiffany's
{12} Beauty and the Beast
{49} Doctor Who (S1, S2, S3 + S4 POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
{15} Pushing Daisies
{19} Spongebob Squarepants
{29} Torchwood (S1)
{15} The Village (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)



All over HERE @ limbslikewire if you're interested.

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Returning, departing, becoming. [21 Feb 2007|08:47am]

Title: All the World to See
Film: The Village
Characters/Pairings: Ivy/Lucius, Finton/Jesse, others from the ensemble cast.
Rating: PG-13
Notes: This is a sequel to How the Blossoms Grow. pickledixy's time-stamp request called for a sequel set either a month or one year later, which also equals a month or a year after the film ends (seeing as HtBG spans time before, during, and up to where the film leaves off). So, this story begins a month later and ends a year later. The title is an earlier line from Ivy's lullaby. I can't help but feel we're shown a world that's declining at its own slow pace, and it's with that bit of foreshadowing I leave you to read.
Summary: Beginnings and endings always travel hand in hand.

(December 2004/December 1897)

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[13 Aug 2006|03:45pm]
These are pictures from my trip to Chadds Ford, PA, the town where the village was filmed.

the village field
the village field

The film was shot right over that hillside.

Thats the field in the distance. When i saw that in the distance, i recognized it. But im still not sure which part of the movie its from.

This is a picture i took of a shed on the side of twaddle mill road, the road on which the private drive that leads to the village is on. This shed is a very important part of the film. When they first started working on the film, one of the first things they did is use the stone work of this shed, as well as other examples of stone work around the town, by taking moldings by pouring plaster on the stone work. With those moldings, they built some of the structures in the village. This particular shed was used to create the shed not to be used in the film. The shed not to be used used stone work that was an exact replica of this shed.

One of the influences to the look of the village is Andrew Wyeth, a famous Pennsylvanian artist. Andrew Wyeth had painted scenes in Chadds Ford. M. Night thought it was important to really get that Chadds Ford/Andrew Wyeth look in the film. He did this with the pictures that roll during the credits. Each picture taken of the village for the credits was given a certain look that really gave an Andrew Wyeth look to the place. Using moldings of the stone work around town was just an example of M. Night using that influence to create a place that looked and felt like an Andrew Wyeth painting in Chadds Ford.

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Joaquin Pheonix community [05 Aug 2006|11:13am]

[ mood | grateful ]

Im not sure if this is allowed, if it isnt feel free to get rid of it, but i just wanted to tell you that i plan to make a joaquin Pheonix community, as i was shocked to discover he didnt have one. However, it wont be up and running for a while coz i have to get my computer fixed. In the meantime, i was wondering if some kind person out there would be interested in making a header for the community. Im no good at banners and stuff, so to have one of you artists here do it would be great. 
Here are the pictures i want on it, and if it could be a purpley, bluey colour, that would be great. If you have any questions or you want me to go away, just say. Im not making anyone do this. 
Thanks y'all
p.s., i loved the village

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[11 Jul 2006|09:31pm]
Im a huge fan of the village. Which is why it makes sense that yesterday, i drove 5 hours to a little town called Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful little town, filled with rolling hills and shady backroads through miles and miles of woods and fields. I asked a woman at a fruit stand where a certain, now famous field was located in the town. She told me exactly which road to go down, and where to turn. I turned onto a driveway down one of the backroads. There was a sign that said "private drive." I was not supposed to be there. But it was too important. The driveway was long, and went up a hill. There were houses here and there. The driveway ended at the top of the hill by a fence, and a field. I got out of the car, walked over to the fence. I saw horses grazing on the field. And i saw a hill, a hill i didnt even know i would remember, but would not forget once i saw it with my own eyes, and not on a movie screen. This was the field where "the village" was filmed. I took a few pictures that have yet to be developed. Once I develope them, i will share them. Ask anything you want about the experience. It was certainly exciting for me.

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Custom Google / The Village Start Page [29 Dec 2005|10:48am]


The Color . . .

You can customize all the links and make it your homepage. If you need help (or just don't get what it is) there's also an FAQ.

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Just a ques [06 Oct 2005|04:43pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

Does Ivy sing on the Village soundtrack? If so, which song?

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Bryce Dallas Howard Icons. [24 Sep 2005|11:00pm]


More icons here.

Please comment/credit.

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[19 Sep 2005|06:12pm]

68 Bryce Dallas Howard bases
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Just a quick question [05 Sep 2005|03:33pm]

[ mood | grateful ]

Does anyone know the words to Ivy's lullaby?

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Lucius/Ivy Fan Fiction [03 Sep 2005|02:51am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Hi! I'm not sure if this is allowed here, I just wanted to share the fan fiction I wrote with fellow fans of The Village film because I just recently completed it. So I hoped I could post the link to my story here and I certainly hope you all take a look at it.

SUMMARY: It is a continuation of the film because I feel that the film's ending left a lot of loose ends. It is a Lucius/Ivy fic and it deals with Lucius recovering and him and Ivy trying to find out the secrets of the Village. Will they ever?? Hmm, read to find out!

TITLE: Cannot Be Seen

AUTHOR: Sarah Lucey


LINK: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2040345/1/

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4 'The Village' icons [23 Jul 2005|12:36pm]

Just four lil icons from The Village.

Tease: +3

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Brushes by teh_indy, dj43 and vodkaandirony. X-posted to breachedborders, the__village, thevillage_grfx, thevillageicons, shyamalan_icons, joaquin_icons, m_night, brycehoward, bryce_fans.

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