The Sixth Sense (1999)
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The Sixth Sense (1999)

Calibrated at 310 in TvF, but that seems to be the only the ending, not the whole movie.

cal. 100 overall, 310 for the ending

I got a headache watching the movie trying to find the 310-ness of it, as that is the number listed in Truth vs. Falsehood, 2005. After the end credits, I processed out fear with letting go through the eyes in order to cure the headache, so it was clear to me the movie, at least experientially, was in the level of fear.

Indeed, it was intended as a horror movie, and it would not succeed in that genre at a calibration of 310. The movie is genuinely scary in its distortion of reality, its manipulation of context, and its depiction of people cut off from love.

So where does that 310 come from? I was able to test strong to 310 holding in mind the movie's ending, which is a positive resolution quite different from the rest of the movie. This perhaps gives us some insight as to how Doc calibrated movies.

All's well that ends well? I'm not so sure. My headache said otherwise. But at least you know from the TvF calibration that the ending is optimistic. You just don't know what it will be like until then: uncomfortable, jarring, disturbing and a constant source of fear.

As the overall calibration (100) includes the ending, we see that the positive though brief resolution at 310 did not counterbalance the preponderance of tension, confusion and terrifying isolation from the reality of love. If you only watch the ending, you see a 310 movie, but if you watch all of it, you see a 100 movie.

There is obvious utility in knowing the energy with which a movie resolves the conflicts it dramatizes. So too, there is utility in knowing the energy of the movie overall so that your time is well spent and without headaches to process out.