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Glass [2019] (2 discs)

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Director:M. Night Shyamalan
Writer:M. Night Shyamalan
Composer:West Dylan Thordson
Length:129 minutes
(2 hours 9 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:37%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.


Reaction: Along with Split, these two make me okay with Unbreakable, which I didn't think would happen. Together they make a rather intriguing trilogy.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
M. Night Shyamalan => Director / Writer / Jai, Security Guard
West Dylan Thordson => Composer
Adam David Thompson => Daryl
Anya Taylor-Joy => Casey Cooke
Brian Gildea => Hospital Tech (uncredited)
Bruce Willis => David Dunn
Charlayne Woodard => Mrs. Price
Colin Campbell => High School Student (uncredited)
James McAvoy => Dennis / Hedwig / Ian / Kat / Luke /Goddard / Heinrich/ Jade / Jalin / Felida / Patricia / The Beast / Norma / Mr. Pritchard / Polly / Barry / Mary Reynolds / B.T. /Kevin Wendell Crumb / Samuel
Luke Kirby => Pierce
Rosemary Howard => Penelope Crumb
Samuel L. Jackson => Elijah Price
Sarah Paulson => Dr. Ellie Staple
Spencer Treat Clark => Joseph Dunn
Tobias Segal => Surveillance Security Guard

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • James McAvoy based one of his 23 personalities on a young Saoirse Ronan, who he worked with on Atonement (2007).
  • Samuel L. Jackson said of working with James McAvoy on the movie, "As good as I like to think I am or what I do and how I do it, watching somebody transform characters in front of your eyes and have an argument with four different people is pretty amazing."
  • Director M. Night Shyamalan talked about the importance of colors in this movie, saying, "I chose green for David Dunn because psychologically, it is associated with life giving properties. David is the protector of life. I chose ochre or mustard for The Beast because this color is associated with religious ceremonies, Hindu and Buddhist. A monk's robe. I see The Beast as an evangelist, a preacher who wants to help save 'The Broken.' Finally, I chose purple for Mr. Glass because this color has been associated with royalty, majestic qualities. Elijah sees himself as important, a main character of comics."
  • Although Disney owns the rights to Unbreakable (2000), director M. Night Shyamalan retained the rights to any potential sequels, so that the studio could not make one without his involvement. Such was his desire for creative control that he co-financed Glass (2019) by mortgaging his house.
  • Samuel L. Jackson, who played Elijah, is five years older than Charlayne Woodard, who played Elijah's mother.
  • Towards the end of the movie, it is revealed that Elijah (Samuel L. Jackson) was also responsible for the death of Kevin's (James McAvoy) father, an event that ultimately forced Kevin to stay with his abusive mother, a situation which caused Kevin to form his multiple personalities. In the movie; Unbreakable, David (Bruce Willis) bumps a woman holding a boy's hand at the stadium. This bump triggers a reaction in David, helping him hear the scream of the boy (possibly Kevin) who was being abused.
  • Director M. Night Shyamalan said, "As the characters believe in the comic book world, the primary colors in the film become more dominant. As they stop believing, they fade to a monochromatic world. The pink room where they do therapy is pink, red fading to white, because this is where they stop believing."
  • The original script for Unbreakable (2000) included Kevin as an emerging villain for David to face against, but director M. Night Shyamalan could never make it work within the confines of a single movie. Thus, Kevin ended up split off into his own movie, with this film as the culmination of the original idea.
  • Director M. Night Shyamalan was able to incorporate unseen footage from Unbreakable (2000) into this film, for scenes depicting the memories of David Dunn or Joseph.
  • Sarah Paulson accepted her part without reading the script, even though her role was originally written for a man, for the opportunity to work with director M. Night Shyamalan.