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06-09-2007, 05:38 PM   #1
tzarinna
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Cool Wes Craven

Damn it he's only put out one book, which I of course read.

So give it up for Wes. He's amazing and has contributed so much to the genre.

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Wes Craven has been challenging audiences with his bold visions since the release of his first feature film, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, which he wrote, directed, and edited in 1972. In the 34 years since that controversial film's arrival, Craven has demonstrated that he is a filmmaker with heart, guts, humor - and an unbridled imagination expanding into films, television, and literature.

Recently, Craven has made a deal with Rogue Pictures to write and direct his first horror project in 12 years. He has also formed Midnight Pictures, a Rogue-based shingle that will concentrate on horror films with budgets under $15 million. The first film under the Midnight Pictures banner will be the remake of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.

Craven's last film was RED-EYE, a psychological thriller starring Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, and Brian Cox for DreamWorks, SKG.

Craven and longtime collaborator Marianne Maddalena produced a remake of Wes' second feature, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, with Fox Searchlight and French filmmakers Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur. Fox Atomic plans to release the sequel, THE HILLS HAVE EYES II, written by Craven and son Jonathan and directed by Martin Weisz, next March. Craven is producing with Maddalena and Peter Locke.

Under his deal with Miramax Films and Dimension, Craven created a string of films which included the SCREAM trilogy, MUSIC OF THE HEART, and CURSED. CURSED reteamed Craven with fellow SCREAM alum, writer Kevin Williamson, and stars Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson and Jesse Eisenberg.

Craven's career has been marked by both creative and commercial milestones. He literally reinvented the youth horror genre in 1984 with the classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, a film he wrote and directed. Although he did not direct any of its next five sequels, he deconstructed the genre a decade later with the audacious WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE, which was nominated as Best Feature at the 1995 Independent Spirit Awards. Craven directed the phenomenal hits SCREAM (1996), SCREAM 2 (1997), and SCREAM 3 (2000). With SCREAM, Craven reached a new level of success. The irreverent, genre-bending winner of MTV's 1996 Best Movie Award grossed more than $100 million domestically, as did SCREAM 2. Between SCREAM 2 and SCREAM 3 Craven, excited at the opportunity to direct a non-genre film for Miramax, jumped into production on MUSIC OF THE HEART (1999), a film based on the Oscar-nominated documentary "Small Wonders" and starring Meryl Streep and Angela Bassett. For her performance, Streep was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. In the same year, in the midst of directing, Craven wrote and published his first novel The Fountain Society.

Craven has also directed VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN (1995), for Paramount Pictures, THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988) and DEADLY FRIEND (1986). He wrote and directed THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991), SHOCKER (1989) and SWAMP THING (1980); he wrote, directed and edited THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1975). For television, Craven helped create and produce the series "Nightmare Caf�" for NBC. He directed the telefilms "Night Visions," "A Stranger in our House," "Invitation to Hell," "Chiller," and "Casebusters." He also directed seven classic episodes of the 1980's revival of "The Twilight Zone", which have now been released on DVD. He discovered both Johnny Depp and Sharon Stone.

Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio and holds a Master's degree in writing and philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

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06-16-2007, 11:03 AM   #2
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Red Eye was his last decent film but then he had to muck it up by adding some ridiculous cheesy 80s horror slasher chase at the end
 
06-16-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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He's got one book to his name and I of course :dork: read it.
 
06-16-2007, 11:45 AM   #4
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He's got one book to his name and I of course :dork: read it.
Was it good?
 
06-16-2007, 11:59 AM   #5
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I liked it, quick easy read. Very sci-fi, like The Outer Limits feel to it.
A little erie in the end, reminded me off 9/11 and this was pre that so that was super freaky.

Here's a review.

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06-16-2007, 04:19 PM   #6
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Red Eye was his last decent film but then he had to muck it up by adding some ridiculous cheesy 80s horror slasher chase at the end
So is "Red Eye" good or bad. I haven`t seen it. I saw its DVD on sale but didn`t buy it. Is it anything like " Nick Of Time ", I liked that ?
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06-16-2007, 05:54 PM   #7
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So is "Red Eye" good or bad. I haven`t seen it. I saw its DVD on sale but didn`t buy it. Is it anything like " Nick Of Time ", I liked that ?
I haven't seen Nick of Time... Or maybe I have and I just don't remember the title... If it weren't for the last 20 minutes it could of been another Craven classic, so it's definately worth a rental but it's simply a riff off the trapped in confined space with a scary man... Much akin to Phonebooth...
 
06-18-2007, 07:31 PM   #8
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Wes will be on "On The Lot" tomorrow night.

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Horror legend Wes Craven to serve as 'On the Lot's next guest judge


By Christopher Rocchio and Steve Rogers, 06/13/2007

Fox has announced that A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director Wes Craven will serve as guest judge during the Tuesday, June 19 episode of On the Lot, the Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg-created American Idol-like movie-making reality competition series that aims to find the country's next great filmmaker.



Craven is no stranger to reality television shows seeking to find up-and-coming movie directors -- he executive produced Feast, the third season Project Greenlight horror film that was directed by first time director John Gulager.

Regular On the Lot judges Carrie Fisher and Garry Marshall will serve as the other two members of the June 19 broadcast's three-person judging panel.


During the Craven's guest appearance, one of the five Top 15 second-group filmmakers that presented their five-minute personal film submissions to the On the Lot's home viewers on the show's June 12 episode will be eliminated and viewers will get the chance to see the work of the five Top 15 finalists that still haven't screened their films to the voting public.

The final group of five consists of Jessica Brillhart, a 22-year-old computer specialist who grew-up in York, PA and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY; Mateen Kemet, a 41-year-old teacher who currently lives in California and raised in the Bronx, NY; Jason Epperson, a 30-year-old film production company owner from Winchester, KY; Will Bigham, a 31-year-old film editor originally from Canyon, TX who currently lives in Glendale, CA; and Zach Lipovsky, a 23-year-old special effects editor from Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Watch how unanimated he is. :heart:
 
06-18-2007, 07:43 PM   #9
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his best film Shocker. has anyone seen this movie? and didnt he make the wishmaster series? i didnt see it listed but i remember they had his name on them...
 
06-18-2007, 08:26 PM   #10
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I've never seen Shocker and I guess Wes just backed Wishmaster.
 
06-18-2007, 11:19 PM   #11
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What is the name of the book he wrote? I'd like to look it up.
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06-19-2007, 04:22 PM   #12
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Fountain Society.
 
06-23-2007, 08:41 AM   #13
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Okay, Wes was so cool and nonchalant during 'On the Lot'.
I swear he had a look like he wanted to rip on that host that put her hands on me. Way to keep it together Wes. LMAO, some people just don't like to be touched. I'm one of them.
 
06-23-2007, 07:35 PM   #14
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So much drama in the.......v-a-l-l-e-y....

http://www.shocktilyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=586

Wes Craven vs. Pauly Shore
Source: Ryan Rotten, Yahoo! News
June 21, 2007


Forget the core of this story, let's look at the possibilities of a sitcom that could arise out of real life neighbors Wes Craven...and Pauly Shore. The fact that these two live within a few acres of each other is hilarious. Also, the fact that the Encino Man "thespian" lives above Craven (as the following implies) like some deity makes me weep a little inside.

Oh well.

As we swim in our creative juices (seriously, there's a reality program in here somewhere), Craven is swimming out from under a landslide on his property caused by Shore. Yahoo! reports the Nightmare on Elm Street director is suing the comedian for "negligence and nuisance" when Shore added some accoutrements to his house such as a pool, spa and various other landscaping needs. Because of this, water has been trickling down from Shore's home causing a - we're pretty certain "less-than-Irwin Allen level" - landslide along the slope adjoining Craven's property. Naturally, the director is seeking various reparations.
 
08-26-2007, 12:12 PM   #15
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I love his old Movies!
 


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