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Neve Campbell & Kevin Williamson Pen Tribute To Wes Craven

Scream star Neve Campbell, Screenwriter Kevin Williamson and Producers Bob Shaye and Bob Weinstein have written touching tributes (via The Hollywood Reporter) to their friend and colleague, Wes Craven. Craven passed away this Sunday (August 30) after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76

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"Scream was my first film, my first set experience. I was a virgin. There's one on every show, and I was the one on Scream. And Wes embraced me from the start. He let me be a part of the process. I didn't know at the time that this was unheard of on a set. Most directors would have grown annoyed by the writer dogging their every step, asking questions, whispering constantly in the background — but Wes allowed it." - Kevin Williamson

"Wes Craven loved to play! On set, he was like a kid in a candy store. He loved what he did, he was great at it, and he was grateful for it. You could feel that across the room from him — gratitude, elation, a childlike enthusiasm mixed with a quiet but steadfast confidence." - Neve Campbell

"One thing that really impressed me about Wes, he had a lot of confidence in himself, and it was justified. I really believed that he mostly knew what he was doing. Obviously, my ego didn’t allow me to say that he knew everything and I knew nothing. But, first of all, it was his idea — he was the writer. Secondly, I’d seen some of his other movies; The Last House on the Left scared the hell out of me. He actually scared me a little bit, too. I realized he had the production pretty much clear in his head, and he knew how to do it." - Bob Shaye (Founder of New Line Cinema)

The true fans can tell how great Wes was and what an artist he was. It’s no aspersion against the rest of the industry, but horror is looked at as the bastard stepchild of the art of moviemaking, and it’s anything but. That’s a shame [horror is seen that way], but I think other directors and the fans — and they’re the ones that matter most — knew he scared the hell out of a hell of a lot of people during his lifetime. - Bob Weinstein





READ ENTIRE TRIBUTE AT SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | TWITTER | CNN
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