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Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi at the premiere of Spider-Man 3, April 2007
Born Samuel Marshall Raimi
October 23, 1959 (1959-10-23) (age 48)
Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.
Other name(s) Celia Abrams
R.O.C. Sandstorm
Roc Sandstorm
Alan Smithee Jr.
Occupation director, producer, actor, writer
Spouse(s) Gillian Greene (1993–present)

Samuel Marshall Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, actor and writer. He is best known for directing the classic cult-horror film The Evil Dead and the blockbuster Spider-Man films. For the American film director, see Sam Raimi. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 303 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1103 × 2181 pixel, file size: 1. ... Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film written and directed by Sam Raimi, with a screenplay by Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Star Dream by Marshall Fredericks in downtown Royal Oak Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... A cult film is a film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. ... For other uses, see The Evil Dead (disambiguation). ... Blockbuster, as applied to film or theater, denotes a very popular and/or successful production. ... The Spider-Man film series currently consists of three superhero films based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name, portrayed by Tobey Maguire. ...

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Biography

Early life

Raimi, the fourth of five children, was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, the son of Celia Barbara (née Abrams), who owned lingerie shops, and Leonard Ronald Raimi, who owned home furnishing stores.[1][2] Raimi was raised in Conservative Judaism; his ancestors immigrated from Russia and Hungary.[3] Raimi's eldest sibling, Sander, died in a swimming accident in 1968 at age fifteen. His elder brother, Ivan Raimi, is an emergency room doctor and screenwriter who sometimes collaborates with Sam. His brother, Ted Raimi, is an actor and played J. Jonah Jameson's assistant Hoffman in all three Spider-Man movies. His older sister, Andrea Raimi Rubin, is a court reporter and is not involved in the film industry. Raimi attended Wylie E. Groves High School, and Michigan State University and majored in English, leaving after three semesters to film The Evil Dead. The Star Dream by Marshall Fredericks in downtown Royal Oak Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Née redirects here. ... This article is about Conservative (Masorti) Judaism in the United States. ... Ivan Raimi is an American screenwriter and doctor of osteopathic medicine. ... Theodore Ted Raimi (b. ... J. Jonah Jameson (also known as J.J., Jolly Jonah Jameson , or J.J.J.) is a fictional supporting character featured in Marvel Comics’s Spider-Man series. ... Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... Groves High School, full name Wylie E. Groves High School, is a high school in Beverly Hills, Michigan, in the Birmingham City School District. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... For other uses, see The Evil Dead (disambiguation). ...


Film

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 major hit and effectively launched Raimi's career to new levels. He began work on his second film Crimewave (1985), intended as a live-action comic book—the film was not successful, due in part to unwanted studio intervention. Raimi returned to the horror genre with the seminal Evil Dead II (which toned down the savageness of the original in favour of slapstick, showcasing his love of the Three Stooges). A long-time comic book buff, he attempted to adapt "The Shadow" into a movie, but was unable to secure the rights. So he created his own super-hero, Darkman (1990). The film was his first major studio picture, and was only moderately successful, but he was still able to secure funding for Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness, which turned away almost totally from horror in favour of fantasy and comedy elements. Kodachrome 40 KMA464P Super 8 Cartridge Super 8 mm film, also simply called Super 8, is a motion picture film format that was developed in the 1960s and released on the market in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the older 8 mm home movie format, and the... For the former baseball player of the same name, see Bruce Campbell (baseball). ... Robert Gerard Tapert (born May 14, 1955), sometimes credited as Rob Tapert, Robert G. Tapert, or Rip Tapert, is an American film producer, best known for his co-founding of, and his subsequent work with, the Renaissance Pictures company. ... Within the Woods (1979) is a short horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi. ... Its Murder! is a short directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi and Scott Spiegel The movie is about a family whose uncle is murdered. ... “Horror Movie” redirects here. ... For other uses, see The Evil Dead (disambiguation). ... Director Sam Raimis first studio film following the success of The Evil Dead. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Evil Dead II (also known as Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn or The Sequel to the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror) is an American horror film, released in 1987 . ... For other uses, see Slapstick (disambiguation). ... The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the mid 20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... Darkman is a 1990 film film directed by Sam Raimi that was based on a short story he wrote and paying homage to Universal horror films of the 1930s. ... For the wrestling stable, see The Army of Darkness. ... Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, make-believe creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ...


In the 1990s Raimi moved into other genres, directing such films as the western The Quick and the Dead, the critically-acclaimed crime thriller A Simple Plan (1998) (starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton), and the romantic drama For Love of the Game (1999) (starring Kevin Costner). Raimi achieved great commercial success with the blockbuster Spider-Man (2002), which was adapted from the comic book series of the same name. The movie has grossed over $800 million worldwide, spawning two sequels: Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. After the completion of the third Spider-Man film, Raimi is slated to direct a film adaptation of The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. Prior to directing the Spider-Man films, Raimi lobbied to direct Batman Forever when Tim Burton was ousted from the director's chair, but was rejected in favor of Joel Schumacher, whose reputation at the time outshone Raimi's. For other uses, see The Quick and the Dead. ... A Simple Plan is a 1998 film starring Bill Paxton as Hank Mitchell, Billy Bob Thornton as Jacob, Brent Briscoe as Lou, and Bridget Fonda as Sarah. ... William Paxton (born May 17, 1955) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor and film director. ... Billy Bob Thornton[1] (born August 4, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, as well as occasional director, playwright and singer. ... This article is for the novel by Michael Shaara. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor, director and producer. ... Blockbuster motion picture is a term used by the motion picture industry to describe any movie that has achieved $100 million in ticket sales. ... Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... USD redirects here. ... A sequel is a work of fiction (e. ... This article is about the 2004 film. ... Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film written and directed by Sam Raimi, with a screenplay by Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent. ... For The Wee Free, see the Free Church of Scotland. ... Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is a British fantasy and science fiction author, best known for his Discworld series. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ...


Raimi frequently collaborates with Joel and Ethan Coen, beginning when Joel was one of the editors of Evil Dead. The Coens co-wrote Crimewave and The Hudsucker Proxy with Raimi in the mid-1980s (though Hudsucker was not filmed for almost a decade). Raimi made cameo appearances in both Miller's Crossing and The Hudsucker Proxy. The Coen brothers gave Raimi advice on shooting in snow for A Simple Plan, based on their experiences with Fargo. Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) is a screwball comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, telling a fictitious story about the rise and fall of a naive executive and the invention of the hula hoop. ... Fargo is a 1996 American crime-comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers. ...


He has also worked in front of the camera with Miller's Crossing as a coldblooded gunman, The Stand as a dimwitted hitman, John Carpenter's Body Bags in an unusual role as a gas station attendant (all three roles saw Raimi dying in distinct ways), and Indian Summer in what is perhaps his biggest role as a bumbling assistant to Alan Arkin. He also produced The Grudge, The Grudge 2 and The Grudge 3. For the Stargate Atlantis episode, see Millers Crossing (Stargate Atlantis). ... The Stand is a 1994 television miniseries based on the novel The Stand by Stephen King. ... For other persons named John Carpenter, see John Carpenter (disambiguation). ... Body Bags is a 1993 horror/thriller TV movie directed by John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper. ... An Indian summer day Indian summer is a name given to a period of sunny, warm weather in autumn, not long before winter. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... This article is about the movie. ... The Grudge 2 is the 2006 sequel to the 2004 American horror film remake The Grudge. ... The Grudge 3 is the upcoming sequel to Sonys 2006 horror film The Grudge 2. ...


According to Entertainment Weekly, Raimi has expressed an interest in directing a film version of The Hobbit, the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.[4] Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... For other uses, see Hobbit (disambiguation) and There and Back Again (disambiguation). ... This article is about the novel. ...


Television

In addition to film, Raimi has worked in television, producing such series as Xena: Warrior Princess, featuring his younger brother Ted Raimi and long-time friend Bruce Campbell, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, American Gothic, Cleopatra 2525 and Jack of All Trades. In 2006, Raimi agreed to direct a TV version of Terry Goodkind's best-selling The Sword of Truth fantasy series. Xena. ... Theodore Ted Raimi (b. ... Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a television series produced from 1995 to 1999, very loosely based on the tales of the classical culture hero Hercules. ... American Gothic is an American television series created by Shaun Cassidy and executive produced by Sam Raimi. ... Cleopatra 2525 is a science fiction television series that aired for two seasons, starting January 2000 and ending March 2001. ... A person that specializes in many different skills. ... Terry Goodkind (born 1948) is a contemporary American writer and author of the best-selling epic fantasy series, The Sword of Truth, which according to his publisher TOR in an August, 2006 press release[1] has more than 10 million copies in print and has been translated into 20 different... On the cover of Stone of Tears, Richard is seen holding, presumably, the Sword of Truth. ...


Recurring trademarks, motifs, and partners

In his film and television projects, Raimi's brother Ted Raimi and his friend Bruce Campbell often appear in on-screen roles, though these appearances are often just short cameos. The trio have been working together since their college days. Both Ted and Bruce have appeared in all three Evil Dead and Spider-Man movies, as well as Xena: Warrior Princess, which Sam produced. In the Dead films, Campbell plays the recurring star role of Ash, while Ted played various small parts every time. In the Spider Man films, however, Ted plays Daily Bugle advertising manager Ted Hoffman, while Campbell has played different roles every time. In Xena, Ted and Bruce played the recurring roles of Joxer and Autolocus. Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ... Xena. ... Ashley J. Ash Williams (Ashly in the original Evil Dead script) is the fictional protagonist in the Evil Dead horror film franchise, played by Bruce Campbell, and created by director Sam Raimi. ...


Raimi occasionally appears on-screen in his own movies, usually in similar fashion to the cameos made by his idol Alfred Hitchcock: A silhouette behind a projection screen (Spider-Man, in the wrestling scene), a passer-by with some kind of physical interaction with the film's protagonist (Spider-Man 2, as the student whose bookbag hits Peter Parker in the back of the head), a hitchhiker in The Evil Dead. Raimi also wears a suit with white shirt and tie on-set in another homage to Hitchcock. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ...


Raimi often works with film editor Bob Murawski, a fellow Michigan State University alumnus; among Raimi's films edited by Murawski include the Spider-Man movies, The Gift, and Army of Darkness. (Box Office Spectaculars redirects here) Bob Murawski is the American film editor who often works with film director Sam Raimi (of the Spider-Man and Evil Dead series of films). ... This article is about the 2000 film. ...


Sam Raimi has included a 1973 yellow Oldsmobile Delta 88 automobile (nicknamed "The Classic") in every film except The Quick and the Dead, although it was claimed by Bruce Campbell at Comic-con 2005 that it was but had been disguised as a covered wagon. A bottle of Maker's Mark also appears regularly in his movies. Oldsmobile is a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... The Oldsmobile 88 (a. ... For other uses, see The Quick and the Dead. ... The Quart House on the distillery grounds. ...


Other Raimi screen-framing trademarks include:

  • A distinctive camera shot where the camera follows a moving object (such as an arrow or a projectile weapon) at high speeds creating a first-person point of view from the object itself;
  • A rapid dolly zoom to bring a far-off object suddenly into the center of the shot or to pull back from the main focal object to show what is happening around the perimeter (sometimes called "push-pull");
  • Montage sequences with overlapping close-up shots to establish a set of similar actions over elapsing time.
  • Manic and hyperkinetic, comic-book-like visuals and intense action sequences, generally characterized by brava visual imagination and ingeunity, and often complex camera techniques, frequently executed with a minimal budget.

In the Making The Amazing documentary on the Spider-Man 2 DVD, both Tobey Maguire and Bruce Campbell jokingly describe Raimi's penchant for "abusing" actors: In order to get realistic closeups of a character getting hit by debris, Raimi usually stands just off-camera throwing items, swinging tree branches, etc., at the actor who is at the center of the shot. Scenes from the documentary show that Raimi is the one throwing popcorn at Peter Parker during the walk to the wrestling ring in Spider-Man and tossing gold coins around during the bank robbery scene in Spider-Man 2. A dolly zoom in the film Goodfellas. ... For other uses of the word montage, see Montage. ... Tobias Vincent Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is an American actor. ...


Personal life

Raimi has been married since 1993 to Gillian Deale Greene, daughter of actor Lorne Greene. They have five children. Three of the Raimis' children (daughter Emma Rose and sons Lorne and Henry) appeared as extras in Spider-Man 3 during the movie's climactic final battle. Lorne Greene in his role as Ben Cartwright in Bonanza Lorne Greene as Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica Lorne Greene O.C., LL.D. (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor best known for two iconic roles on American television. ...


On occasion, Raimi collaborates with his elder brother Ivan, a doctor and occasional scriptwriter. Together, they co-wrote the screenplays for Darkman and Army of Darkness. Ivan also contributed to story and script development for the three Spider-Man films.


Directing filmography

Feature films

For other uses, see The Evil Dead (disambiguation). ... Director Sam Raimis first studio film following the success of The Evil Dead. ... Evil Dead II (also known as Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn or The Sequel to the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror) is an American horror film, released in 1987 . ... Darkman is a 1990 film film directed by Sam Raimi that was based on a short story he wrote and paying homage to Universal horror films of the 1930s. ... For the wrestling stable, see The Army of Darkness. ... For other uses, see The Quick and the Dead. ... A Simple Plan is a 1998 film starring Bill Paxton as Hank Mitchell, Billy Bob Thornton as Jacob, Brent Briscoe as Lou, and Bridget Fonda as Sarah. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... This article is about the 2000 film. ... Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... This article is about the 2004 film. ... Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film written and directed by Sam Raimi, with a screenplay by Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Short films

Its Murder! is a short directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi and Scott Spiegel The movie is about a family whose uncle is murdered. ... Within the Woods (1979) is a short horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi. ... Clockwork is a 1978 short horror film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Scott Spiegel and Cheryl Guttridge. ...

Awards

The Festival de Cine de Sitges (also known as Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya) is one of the most recognizable film festivals held in Europe and considered the worlds best festival specializing in genre films. ... The Festival de Cine de Sitges (also known as Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya) is one of the most recognizable film festivals held in Europe and considered the worlds best festival specializing in genre films. ... The Festival de Cine de Sitges (also known as Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya) is one of the most recognizable film festivals held in Europe and considered the worlds best festival specializing in genre films. ... The Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film was created in 1983 as a venue for horror, thriller & science fiction films. ... Fantasporto, also known as Fantas, is an international film festival, annually organized in Porto, Portugal. ... The Cognac Festival du Film Policier (English: Cognac Police Film Festival) is a film festival that has taken place since 1982 with no festival being held in 1991. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ... Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Emap Consumer Media since July 1989. ...

References

External links

Sam Raimi
1980s
The Evil Dead | Crimewave | Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
1990s
Darkman | Army of Darkness | The Quick and the Dead | A Simple Plan | For Love of the Game
2000s
The Gift | Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3
Shorts
It's Murder! | Within the Woods | Clockwork
Persondata
NAME Raimi, Samuel Marshall
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American film director
DATE OF BIRTH October 23, 1959
PLACE OF BIRTH Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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Okay, so Raimi's aims were admittedly not for the most aesthetically high-minded of concerns, but they were in the interests of learning his craft.
Raimi: No, that was not the excitement for me. For me on this one, although I agree with you, it is a return for me of suspense and the horror genre, but what was exciting was for me to have the ability to work with an actor with the talent of Cate Blanchett.
Raimi: That was done through simple techniques of filtration and some optical effects shots, but mostly through the fantastic visual place that Savannah, GA is. It was more the choice of location that enabled us to get the sights on the film, Jamie Anderson's photography of them.
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