Wes Craven (eBook)
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With a career spanning four decades, Wes Craven (19392015) bridged independent exploitation cinema and Hollywood big-budget horror. A pioneer of the modern horror cinema, Craven directed such landmark films asThe Last House on the Left,The Hills Have Eyes,A Nightmare on Elm Street, andScreamconsidered not only classics of the genre, but examples of masterful filmmaking. Producing an impressive oeuvre that mixed intellectual concerns and political ideas, Craven utilized high-tension suspense, devastating visual brutality, and dark humor to evoke a unique brand of fear. Moreover, his films draw attention to the horror of American societynamely racism, classism, and the traumas often associated with family.
This collection of twenty-nine interviewsspanning from 1980 until his final interview in 2015traces Cravens life and career, from his upbringing in a strict religious family and his life as an academic to his years toiling in exploitation cinema. The volume also chronicles Cravens ascendancy as an independent director, his work within the studio system, and his eventual triumph in mainstream cinema. Within the interviews gathered here, including three previously unpublished pieces, Craven reflects on failed projects and the challenges of working with studios while offering thoughtful meditations on the dynamics and appeal of horror.Wes Craven: Interviewscements Cravens legacy as a master of horror who left an indelible mark on the genre by forever altering expectations ofand approaches tothe cinema of fear.