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SAM RAIMI
« on: June 22, 2003, 10:03:55 PM »
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in desperate need of a forum.  lets reflect....

-THE EVIL DEAD
-THE EVIL DEAD II: DEAD BY DAWN
-DARKMAN
-ARMY OF DARKNESS
-THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
-A SIMPLE PLAN
-FOR LOVE OF THE GAME
-THE GIFT
-SPIDERMAN


thats a varied career.  plus he used to share an apartment with the Coen Brothers, and went to school with Bruce Campbell.  he's cool in my book. :yabbse-thumbup:  if anyone else has read the BC autobiography If Chins Could Kill, there are some great Sam stories in there.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2003, 10:08:46 PM »
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He's defienitly one of the most varied director I can think of. Not a BIG fan of his movies, but I like the guy.

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SAM RAIMI
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2003, 10:16:32 PM »
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i've actually always loved him.  before i even knew who he was.  my dad took me to see Darkman in the theatre, (after he went to see it first, to make sure it was appropriate), i was 8 at the time.  i loved it and watched it tons of times on video.  when i was in 5th or 6th grade, my friends and i discovered Army Of Darkness when it came to video and it became a cult hit.  we would rent it constantly and watch it over and over.  it was so funny and good.  even different groups of friends found out about it, so whenever i would go to somebodys house THEY would have it too and i'd end up watching it again.  word travels fast when youre young.  it wasnt till a few years later that my dad told me about Evil Dead and i watched it one halloween, before becoming obsessed with it.  this was when it was still out of print.  and i can still remember when they put them BACK IN PRINT, part 2 came out first and then one.  and i quickly bought them.  saw the others and didnt love them, but was excited when i heard he was doing Spider-Man, especially since he is a huge fan of the comic.  and i loved the movie.  cant wait for the sequel.  Alfred Molina as Doc Oc, interesting.
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SAM RAIMI
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2003, 03:54:41 PM »
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i'm not really a big fan of him... never really liked the evil dead series, and it was quite shocking how bad the direction on spiderman was. plus when i talked to him on the set of that aforementioned movie, he wasn't too nice.

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Re: SAM RAIMI
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2003, 04:22:58 PM »
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Quote from: themodernage02
if anyone else has read the BC autobiography If Chins Could Kill, there are some great Sam stories in there.




Also has some great Sam stories.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2003, 08:10:52 PM »
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I love the 'Evil Dead' trilogy. 'Darkman' is great. 'Spider-Man' is cool. 'A Simple Plan' is under-rated.
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2003, 12:29:38 AM »
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i'm not really a big fan of him... never really liked the evil dead series, and it was quite shocking how bad the direction on spiderman was. plus when i talked to him on the set of that aforementioned movie, he wasn't too nice.


you were a big enough fan to want to talk to him.  seems like someones a little bitter... 8)

what was shocking about the direction of that?  do you think you could have handled that pressure better?  how can anyone not like the evil dead?
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2003, 02:18:04 AM »
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i was just on the set and he was around so i decided to talk to him

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2003, 08:56:52 AM »
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I can't say I'm a huge fan...thought Evil Dead was fucking funny...didn't see Spider Man and have no real desire to.  I have yet to watch A Simple Plan, but I really want to.  That has Ol' B.B. Thornton in it, right???
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2003, 10:46:17 AM »
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i met sam yesterday on the sony lot. he was outside of a stage taking a break from shooting spider man 2 -- i was happy to say the least.
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2003, 01:38:22 PM »
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I can't say I'm a huge fan...thought Evil Dead was fucking funny...didn't see Spider Man and have no real desire to.  I have yet to watch A Simple Plan, but I really want to.  That has Ol' B.B. Thornton in it, right???


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i met sam yesterday on the sony lot. he was outside of a stage taking a break from shooting spider man 2 -- i was happy to say the least.


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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2003, 01:44:36 PM »
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i am a fan of his. well, of evil dead. spider-man was also very good

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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2003, 01:02:24 AM »
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Evil Dead 2 Dead By dawn was INCREDIBLE!!!! What he did with a tiny budget was simply amazing!!!!!!! The most visually stunning film I have ever seen.

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SAM RAIMI
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2003, 01:28:17 AM »
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Not a fan and I think he is over-rated.  A Simple Plan was top notch.  I've only seen Evil Dead and Army of Darkness.  I thought Army of Darkness was horrible; Evil Dead was fun but nothing more.  Spider-man is a typical Hollywood Film.

I'll give you varied, but not much else.
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SAM RAIMI
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2003, 09:51:14 AM »
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He's a great director. He can take bad scripts and bad stories and make them interesting and cool. I love the Evil Dead series, but I think everyone can agree they weren't fascinating plots. What made them great were two things: 1) Bruce Campell; 2) Sam Raimi's style.

He's introduced shots into the director's vocabulary that didn't exist before. Now they're the standard when trying to convey suspense. He took Spider-Man (a real crap script) and turned it into the hugest blockbuster of all time. He's got the gift of glossing over a movie for those who like to overanalyze and just make it fun. There are no critical plusses for a movie like Army of Darkness, but it doesn't stop it from being one of the most enjoyable movies for me to watch.
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