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[on undertaking 'Oz The Great and Powerful'] I didn't want anything to do with it. I really had so much respect for the original movie that I didn't want to even read it. [But later] I actually fell in love with the characters in the story and I realized this does not dishonor the original 'Wizard of Oz' movie. It's a love note to the works of Baum.
His breakthrough project, the low-budget horror cult film The Evil Dead
(1981), had an estimated budget of $350,000. Twenty-five years later he helmed a production with an estimated budget at 1,000 times the cost of that film, Spider-Man 3
(2007), with an estimated production cost of $350,000,000, making it the most expensive motion picture produced up to that time.
[The Three Stooges] He uses Stooge-like sequences in many of his movies (especially in the Evil Dead films). Raimi is a huge fan of The Three Stooges
. He made many super-8 films that resembled classic Stooge shorts.