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Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Samuel M Raimi
(1959-10-23) October 23, 1959 (age 57)
Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.
Other names Celia Abrams
R.O.C. Sandstorm
Roc Sandstorm
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter, actor
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Gillian Greene (m. 1993)

I think in every picture that I've ever made. Everything that I've done torments me. I really would like another chance except I'd be too embarrassed to ever really try to do them again and no one would want to see the same movie just done differently.
Sam Raimi
I love cats. I've had cats as pets.
Well it's always been an element of the horror film to show us the gross out. I mean that's one option for all filmmakers making a horror film and it's not something I've found myself above either.
Sam Raimi
I've always been interested in the camera and the effects of it – that's what drew me to film in the first place.
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I don't like shows, I don't like to put on a show, I just really want to work intimately with my actors.
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I've always worked with a team of actors and filmmakers ever since I was a kid in Michigan making Super-8 movies.
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If a remake is not good, no one wants to see it and, again, it doesn't hurt the original.
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I think she said I should seek help. Something like that, but it was in much cruder terms. And that I had a fascination with things coming out of people's mouths.
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You know, I put my little brother in the movies and he's still in the pictures. My mother makes me put him in the pictures.
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That's what heroic stories do for us. They show us the way. They remind us of the good we are capable of.
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My father told me to dress to reflect the respect you have for the people around you. I've never forgotten that.
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I like something where I can really use my imagination and be an active participant in the construction of the monster and usually that's in the world of the supernatural or the world of the fantastic, so that's why those kinds of stories about demons and the supernatural appeal to me or maybe I'm really interested in that subject.
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I'm too obsessed that the people who say critical things about me are right, even though I'm getting to do something I love.
Sam Raimi
I'm not certain, but I have a little gypsy blood in me. And my mother always told me that her grandma could give someone the evil eye, and I'd better not cross her because she had some of that blood in her. Mother always believed that she could predict the future, and she had dreams that came true.
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I've always heard people's criticisms twice as loudly as their praise.
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I like a good mono track, it's right up front. I don't need all the surrounds telling me there are birds in the neighbourhood.
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I've always made sequels, even when I was making Super 8 movies if the audience liked it.
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I had a reporter ask me what it was like to have my best years over so soon. It stayed with me.
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As I began making my feature films, it was a great adventure. It was about constructing something I saw in my head or I had designed on storyboards and capturing that on film.
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Any time anyone makes a comic book into a movie, in some way, I think they have to kill the comic book.
Sam Raimi
I don't really approach stories to make them different from other stuff I've seen, I just try to get into the character, into his or her head. Try to make it as funny, as scary or as wild as I can so that I really like it.
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I realized what interested me as a student of film was one thing and the movies that I liked were another.
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It's lovely being a producer. It's really a lot of fun and I can learn a lot.
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Some movies to me are like vampires – they suck all of the energy out of me and I don't like that. I like to give the audience energy if I can.
Sam Raimi
R is for wussies if you're talking about blood and guts.
I feel the horror audience is a great audience, and I would ideally make a movie that would give them as much energy as they're willing to give to the picture.
Sam Raimi
Every picture has been a learning opportunity for me.
I don't like movies about serial killers, necessarily; it's too real and unpleasant for me.
Sam Raimi
When we read stories of heroes, we identify with them. We take the journey with them. We see how the obstacles almost overcome them. We see how they grow as human beings or gain qualities or show great qualities of strength and courage and with them, we grow in some small way.
Sam Raimi
I think movies lost a lot when they went to stereo and five-track sound.
I've always loved… actually I didn't always love horror films. I started out and I only liked comedies and dramas.
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Money opens up wonderful worlds of possibilities.