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Sam Raimi

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“I look at myself as an entertainer, more than anything else. I wanted to make the movie a little more different than the previous films… That was less about me growing as a craftsman. That was more about me trying to provide an element to the audience that I thought they might need something different, that came from a different place.”

 

Biography

Samuel Marshall “Sam” Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, actor and writer. He is best known for directing cult horror films like the Evil Dead series and Drag Me To Hell, as well as the blockbuster Spider-Man films and the producer of the successful TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.

Raimi became fascinated with making films when his father brought a movie camera home one day and he began to make Super 8 movies with childhood friend Bruce Campbell. In college, he teamed up with his brother’s roommate Robert Tapert and Campbell to shoot Within the Woods (1978), a 32-minute horror film which raised $350,000, as well as the short comedic film It’s Murder!. Through family, friends, and a network of investors Raimi was able to finance production of the highly successful horror film The Evil Dead (1981) which became a cult hit and effectively… read more

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Eleni Ashton

17Jul12

Holy shit! I'm so glad I watched the trailer for 'Oz', because visually it's an overstylised piece of crap - Burton may as well directed it.

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    David LaGaccia

    29Oct12

    Tim Burton hasn't directed anything interesting or inspired since Ed Wood, in 1994! At least give Raimi the benefit of the doubt; it's only a trailer, and hey, I thought it looks way more interesting than Alice in Wonderland.

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    chanandre

    16Jun13

    agreed. altho Alice was kinda so-so. IMHO.

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Hedon

11May11

His genius work with horror never ceases to amaze me.

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Ove Duesund

19Apr10

Spiderman 2 is missing. The best in the series.

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    Mike Plaid

    22Aug11

    I couldn't agree more. That is the only one that you can tell Raimi made (such as the hospital scene Doc Oc's tentacles go mad), in my opinion.

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Dead Dog and Ghost Man

4Apr10

hey, where's Spider Man 2: The Only One Worth Watching? and darkman!

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