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

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$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 »

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

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Big Bird
Written by Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones
Performed by Eddie Floyd
Courtesy of 'Atlantic Recording Corporation Inc. [us]' (as Atlantic Recording Corp.)
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Blue collar filmmaking...
10 June 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If nothing else, Roger Corman has been a blue collar filmmaker- a man who got things done. Sure, the Hits and the Misses were often indistinguishable from one another (at least, BEFORE the receipts were counted), but Corman keeps plugging away. CORMAN'S WORLD gives us a rare (nay, long overdue) look at The Man Himself and there ARE some interesting insights along the way. One of my first attempts to sell a script to someone in Hollywood was a monstrosity titled BEAST WORLD, which had a giant alien bat living in a cave on another world humans were trying to colonize. It was, to its CORE, a Corman-type of scenario; i.e.;one part Mario Bava's PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, one part IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE and one part Christian Nyby's THE THING (with, by default, a touch of ALIEN in the mix). The script never sold, but, man, what a Corman movie it could've been!


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