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Reality, Dreams and Nightmares in Film

Wes Craven worked his way up in the film industry before unexpectedly getting the chance to direct The Last House on the Left. The movie was a controversial success, with its graphic portrayal of rape and murder. His newest movie about voodoo, The Serpent and the Rainbow, was filmed in Haiti.




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Other segments from the episode on July 30, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 30, 1987: Interview with Wes Craven; Review of Roseanne Cash's album "King's Record Shop"; Interview with Alice McDermott; Review of the film "Living Daylights."


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