The Unseen Force
The Films of Sam Raimi
By (author) John Kenneth Muir
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Unseen Force by John Kenneth Muir
Book DescriptionThe life and work of legendary cult-film director Sam Raimi Raimi has three film in production/post-production for 2004-5 release Film historian and popular writer JK Muir turns his attention to the life and work of legendary cult-film director Sam Raimi who exploded onto the movie scene in 1982, when he was 23, with the audacious, independently produced horror film The Evil Dead. There were two Evil Dead sequels, the critically acclaimed A Simple Plan starring Billy Bob Thornton (1999), The Gift starring Kate Blanchett (2000), and in 2002 Raimi's Spider-Man had the biggest opening weekend in film history - netting USD114 million at the box office. The Unseen Force also features a sneak peek at the much-anticipated Spider-Man 2. Raimi's influence on other filmmakers continues to be enormous - from the "shaky cam" shots of the Coen brothers to the early oeuvre of Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, both of whom have been termed the "direct progeny" of Raimi's works.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557836076
(230mm x 150mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Applause Theatre Book Publishers
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John Kenneth Muir
John Kenneth Muir is the author of 13 books, including the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, and Horror Films of the 1970s.
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