‘I never thought that my sister would find someone who cared about what other people thought as much as she did until I met Craig. As you all know, my sister and Craig are both lawyers at big law firms in New York. But that’s not the only thing they have in common. They both like the color green like Craig’s eyes and money. You know, someone once told me that true love is the soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another. And I think that that’s a very rare thing in this world. And I think it’s something to be valued.’
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.”
‘Look, my radar for that kind of thing is so bad. I mean, I don’t know if a man’s interested in me until he’s naked. I mean, the pants come off and then I’m like “I guess you don’t really want to see my CD collection or talk about Kerouac.’
- It does seem a little far-fetched, though. Making all these grand assumptions based on such tiny details… - Mm, that’s not quite right, is it? In fact, the little details are by far the most important.
“If only you knew how mean she really is, you’d know that I’m not allowed to wear hoop earrings, right? Yeah, two years ago she told me hoops earrings were her thing, and I wasn’t allowed to wear them anymore. And then for Hanukkah my parents got this pair of really expensive white gold hoops and I had to pretend like I didn’t even like them. It was so sad.”
Be it master of horror or suspense, McAdams says Craven is pleasant to work for. “He’s, he’s very, very good natured, very quiet and has a wonderfully wicked sense of humor – and you have to listen really closely to hear it. But he’s so clever, so witty, and he brings that to his films, which I love, because they’re so heavy and so, you know, dark sometimes, and then, you know, he throws in these twists… It’s just such a nice opposition.”
I don’t usually do this kind of thing, but today I feel compelled. Red Eye is my favorite movie. It’s my favorite Cillian Murphy movie, and my favorite Wes Craven movie and my favorite Rachel McAdams movie– Red Eye is my favorite movie of all time. It’s the film that got me interested in Cillian’s and Wes’s work, and the film that showed me just how interesting and versatile an actor Rachel is.
I can remember vividly sitting in a newly-built movie theater watching it for the first time, and then later when we were packing it up to send it back to the studio (I worked at the movie theater at the time, and movies came in film reels, not digitally like most of them do now), I felt sad that I had to send it away. I can remember finding the tiny little reel of the trailer for it amongst the old trailers that got tossed out and putting that in my bag so I could just somehow keep a piece of the movie that meant so much to me.
Ten years later, it still means just that much to me, and I’m so, so grateful to Wes for bringing something so extraordinary into my life, for guiding me into a very true, genuine love for film that I’m not sure I would’ve found if it hadn’t been for him. RIP, Wes Craven, you will be missed.