The name sounds familiar… Perhaps it’s only because I developed an interest in Spider-Man a few years back (and excitedly attended the opening of the feature film). But there’s no way I could’ve told you who was in charge of weaving that web… Until now.
Born in Michigan in 1959, typical nerd Sam Raimi grew up to become arguably one of the most creative directors in Hollywood, earning his fame through acclaimed cult classic film, The Evil Dead (1982).
His fathers’ hobby of piecing short home movies together (into a coherent whole) jump started Sam’s journey with film: “Sometimes, when he [dad] got the reels back and cut them together, they’d be out of order, so I’d see the birthday cake being blown out, then I’d see a shot of my house and the first kid arriving for the party. And I thought, ‘Oh my God, he’s manipulating time!’ Not only could he capture reality, but he could manipulate the sequence of events, the order in which the time flow ran. I realized I had to explore this; it was unbelievable to me.” (phillyBurbs)