AICN’s Harry Knowles has an engaging, certainly readable conversation with M. Night Shyamalan about Lady in the Water. This, for me, is the stand-out comment: “There’s a kind of very independent spirit about [this] movie. You know, we are in the mix right now and I’m watching it and I’m like, ‘God, this is like a Coen brothers movie or something.’ Like, this is way (chuckles)…it’s just very independent and that kind of humor and sensibility, really offbeat kind of stuff all over. It turns into kind of a mainstream movie eventually, but it really has its kind of language in a very independent spirit, and in a way, that’s where I was going — especially with The Village and coming into this for sure it’s this movement that’s kind of a more independent world, like the kind of stuff I would be doing I were just, you know, working-in-the-art-houses kind of thing. But again, it kind of comes in a mainstream body but definitely it peaks as all independent.”