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M . Night Shyamalan Believes in Magic

M. Night Shyamalan believes in magic -- though perhaps not quite as much as his rabid fans, who often camp outside his Philadelphia house to catch a glimpse of the guy who made the spooky blockbusters "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs.""People come up to me and say, 'I believe in aliens,' and I may not be able to say exactly that," says the 33-year-old Philly native, whose name (pronounced SHAHM-a-lan) is fast becoming a horror-genre brand to rival Stephen King's."But I do believe in believing."And he's had quite a few weird experiences over the years.One time, Shyamalan saw a ghostly woman in the window of an empty house. He waved to her; she waved back.And then there's that 107-minute coincidence.Though Shyamalan insists it's completely accidental, all of his movies have turned out to be 107 minutes long -- including his latest, the supernatural period piece "The Village," which opens Friday."I was sure this one wouldn't be 107 minutes," Shyamalan recalls. "It had a much longer script."Bu...

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