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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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21 February 2012 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,468, 18 December 2011, Limited Release

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$6,468, 18 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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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 »

Connections

References Not of This Earth (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Mazurka in A minor, Op.17, No.4
Written by Frédéric Chopin (as Frederic Chopin)
Performed by Carol Rosenberger
By arrangement with Source/Q
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He Conquered The World Of B-Movies
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Now 90 years old, Roger Corman (aka. King of the B-Movies) has been in the film-making business for close to 60 years now.

Through film clips, stills, and interviews with colleagues, relatives, etc., etc., this 90-minute documentary gives the viewer a fairly realistic look at the overall history of Roger Corman's career, first as a low-budget film director, then as a low-budget film producer.

Throughout his many years in the business Corman has given struggling, young actors (such as William Shatner and Robert De Niro) and budding, young directors (such as Martin Scorsese and James Cameron) a big, helping hand in their chosen field of work.

Needless to say - Corman is one man who is certainly owed a helluva lot of thanks in gratitude from countless people who went on to notable success in the movie business as either actors, producers and directors.

All-in-all - I think this documentary was quite entertaining, especially from the standpoint of getting to see some hilarious film clips from a number of Corman's cheesier horror movies and brutally bad, teen exploitation pictures which were all standard Drive-In fare from the 1950s and 60s.


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