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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allan Arkush ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bob Burns ...
Gene Corman ...
Julie Corman ...
Frances Doel ...


A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

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Some Men Dream of Conquering the World. Roger Corman Created His Own.



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Rated R for some violent images, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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21 February 2012 (UK)  »

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Untitled Roger Corman Documentary  »

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$6,468 (USA) (16 December 2011)


$6,468 (USA) (16 December 2011)

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While Jack Nicholson was being interviewed about his association with Roger Corman, he was so overcome with emotion recalling how much Corman had done for his career during Nicholson's early days in Hollywood that he broke down and began crying. See more »


Allan Arkush: [Discussing film 'Hot Box' 1972] Roger will just say exploitation pictures don't need plots. They need sensational things like girls shooting Filipinos out of trees. That works.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are shown over stills from Corman's movies with each set of credits being in a different font. See more »


Features Not of This Earth (1957) See more »


Written by Stephen Gardner and Ben Bailes
Performed by Chessie
Courtesy of Plug Research Music
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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
29 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm so glad a documentary like this exists. It perfectly represents the brilliance of Corman's passion, in that he never gives up and makes movies for the sheer joy of it. By tackling films with low budgets, he always comes out on top. Best of all, his films were the starting blocks for many huge talents such as Jack Nicholson. When Nicholson talks, you feel nothing but love and respect, when he breaks down into tears it's truly an open and beautiful moment of a man who usually keeps his cool. In other areas we get anecdotes of just how cheaply Corman makes his movies and how he has inspired many directors since. Most interesting of all is when it talks about Corman's more serious projects such as The Intruder. It is certainly a celebration of Corman and his finest achievements, though I wish it had gone into more detail as to why he hasn't directed in over 20 years, and covered more of his recent outputs as producer. You have to see this if you love film, and you'll certainly have plenty to stick on your watchlist.

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