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Michael Wood: ‘Spider-Man 3’, 24 May 2007

Spider-Man 3 
directed by Sam Raimi.
May 2007
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... out to have been only temporary, the Sandman has vanished and all the unpleasant people are dead. Sam Raimi, the director of all three Spider-Man movies, can rest on his financial laurels, especially since in this case he and his writers did scarcely any work to earn ...

The Amazing …

Jonathan Lethem: My Spidey, 6 June 2002

Spider-Man 
directed by Sam Raimi.
May 2002
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... was dead before I met her, which imparts a Gnostic eeriness to our sundered love. For the movie, Sam Raimi was wise to stick to the 1963-64 version of the comic book, rather than being tempted by the later recursions, and this Spider-Man is fully naive, fully Ditko. Each loss he suffers, each sacrifice he makes, is his first. The key ...

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