How do movie directors make their day? With the pressure of egotistical actors, fragile writers and bullish execs, how does anyone make a successful movie? For these film directors on set, even when a behind-the-scenes camera points in their face, they just roll up their sleeves and get to work. So grab your press pass. Because it’s time to look at the most influential and iconic film directors on set.
Wes Craven – Scream
It takes a strange alchemy of luck, talent, and timing to craft an iconic film that changes the world. Wes Craven made at least two: A Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream. The latter, a self-aware slasher equal parts chiller and critique (even lampooning tropes perfected by Craven himself), begins with an infamous prologue starring a blonde Drew Barrymore. Yes, Mr. Craven, we like scary movies.