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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel -- The director of more than fifty films and producer of over 300 more, prolific B-movie maven Roger Corman is profiled in this biographical documentary from filmmaker Alex Stapleton.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel -- A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul W.S. Anderson ... Himself
Allan Arkush ... Himself

Eric Balfour ... Himself

Paul Bartel ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Bob Burns ... Himself

David Carradine ... Himself
Gene Corman ... Himself
Julie Corman ... Herself

Roger Corman ... Himself

Joe Dante ... Himself

Jonathan Demme ... Himself

Robert De Niro ... Himself

Bruce Dern ... Himself
Frances Doel ... Herself

Peter Fonda ... Himself

Pam Grier ... Herself
Jonathan Haze ... Himself

George Hickenlooper ... Himself

Ron Howard ... Himself

Gale Anne Hurd ... Herself

Irvin Kershner ... Himself
Todd McCarthy ... Himself

Dick Miller ... Himself

Jack Nicholson ... Himself
Polly Platt ... Herself

Eli Roth ... Himself

John Sayles ... Himself

Jonathan Kaplan ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

William Shatner ... Himself

Tom Sherak ... Himself

Penelope Spheeris ... Herself

Quentin Tarantino ... Himself

Gary J. Tunnicliffe ... Himself (as Gary Tunnicliffe)

Mary Woronov ... Herself
Jim Wynorski ... Himself

Ingmar Bergman ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Blaisdell ... (archive footage)
Susan Cabot ... (archive footage)
Antony Carbone ... (archive footage)
Myrna Fahey ... (archive footage)
Richard Garland ... (archive footage)
Charles B. Griffith ... Audrey Junior (voice) (archive footage)

Allison Hayes ... (archive footage)
Betsy Jones-Moreland ... (archive footage)

John Kerr ... (archive footage)
Anne Kimbell ... (archive footage)
Barboura Morris ... (archive footage)
William Roerick ... (archive footage)

Lee Van Cleef ... (archive footage)
Stuart Wade ... (archive footage)

Billy Barty ... The Imp (archive footage) (uncredited)

Charles Bronson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George Chakiris ... Bernardo (archive footage) (uncredited)

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

David Crosby ... Himself (uncredited)
Mark Damon ... Philip Winthrop (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Matt Hooper (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bjarni Gautur ... The Toxic Avenger (uncredited)

Merv Griffin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Hanks ... Himself (uncredited)

Catherine Hardwicke ... Herself (uncredited)

Monte Hellman ... Himself (uncredited)

Dennis Hopper ... Max (archive footage) (uncredited)

Clint Howard ... Himself (uncredited)

Tommy Lee Jones ... Coley Blake (archive footage) (uncredited)

Boris Karloff ... Dr. Scarabus (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself (uncredited)

Harvey Keitel ... Charlie (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

David Letterman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George Lucas ... Himself (uncredited)
R.A. The Rugged Man ... R.A. the Rugged Man (uncredited)

Yvette Mimieux ... Dinah Hunter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bryan Norton ... Himself (uncredited)

Kevin O'Neill ... Himself (uncredited)

Vincent Price ... Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marky Ramone ... Himself (uncredited)

Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy (archive footage) (uncredited)

Roy Scheider ... Chief Martin Brody (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Shaw ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Steven Spielberg ... Himself (uncredited)

Sylvester Stallone ... Machine Gun Joe Viterbo (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joan Taylor ... Anne LeBeau (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mamie Van Doren ... Moana (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Stapleton 
Writing credits
Alex Stapleton (by)

Produced by
Gina Amador .... post-production producer
Mickey Barold .... producer
Christopher Brumder .... co-executive producer
William Brumder .... co-executive producer
Robert DeBitetto .... executive producer
Stone Douglass .... producer
Izabela Frank .... producer
Jeff Frey .... producer (as Jeffrey Frey)
Maggie Janes .... associate producer
Josh Levin .... executive producer (as Joshua Ray Levin)
Richard Lim .... executive producer (as Rich Lim)
Gregory Locklear .... associate producer
Taylor Materne .... executive producer
Jared Moshe .... executive producer
Polly Platt .... executive producer
Rob Sharenow .... executive producer (as Robert Sharenow)
Alex Stapleton .... producer
Leigh Stephenson .... associate producer
Molly Thompson .... executive producer
Antonio Von Hildebrand .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Patrick Simpson 
Film Editing by
Victor Livingston  (as Victor Livinston)
Philip Owens 
Production Design by
Ben Hurand (design)
Amanda Tsoukaneus (design)
Art Direction by
Ben Hurand 
Sound Department
Chris Adams .... additional sound mixer
Luke Bechthold .... re-recording mixer
Jeremy Brill .... additional sound mixer
Gabriel Cyr .... additional sound mixer
Brandon Kubisen .... additional sound mixer
Scott Moore .... additional sound mixer
Mark Patino .... production sound mixer
Kyle Schember .... supervising sound editor
Ryan Stuit .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Micah Gallo .... digital intermediate executive producer
Bryan Halcott .... animation
Tyler A. Hawes .... digital intermediate colorist (as Tyler Hawes)
Ben Hurand .... animation
Andrew Kinsler .... animation
Gustavo Mendes .... digital intermediate conform editor
Scott Purdy .... digital intermediate producer
Amanda Tsoukaneus .... animation
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Blake Finer .... additional camera
Matthew J. Lloyd .... additional camera
Seth Margolin .... additional camera
Andar Sawyers .... additional camera
Alex Stapleton .... additional camera
Editorial Department
Anders Bramsen .... additional editing
Alex Bushe .... assistant editor
Seana Carroll .... additional assistant editing
Sean Fawcett .... assistant editor
Chris Figler .... co-editor
Brad Goodman .... post-production consultant
Oliver Hecks .... co-editor (as Oli Hecks)
Michael Melahouris .... assistant editor
Fulvio Valsangiacomo .... additional editing
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music consultant
Louis Arlette .... score engineer
Christopher Brooks .... additional music editor
Richard Henderson .... music editor
Alison Litton .... associate music supervisor
Bryon Rickerson .... additional music editor
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
Other crew
Babatunde Akinloye .... production assistant
Van Alpert .... intern
Danny Alvarado .... production assistant
Bas Beukema .... production assistant
Graham Bowlin .... production assistant
Bradford Brillowski .... production assistant
Bob Burns .... archive stills
Eric Caidin .... interview subject
Julie Corman .... archive stills
Michael Donaldson .... clearance counsel
Emily Fenster .... production assistant
Brynne Filer .... intern
Izabela Frank .... additional interviews: Oscars
Ted Geddes .... legal services
Rance Howard .... archive stills
Maggie Janes .... production coordinator
Cheryl L. Johnson .... archival research (as Cheryl Johnson)
Kaipo Jones .... end credits
Ray Katz .... production assistant
Kevin Kirner .... intern
Corbin Larson .... intern
Stephen Monas .... legal & business affairs
Annie Montgomery .... intern
Ellen Mulligan .... archival research assistant
Jack Price .... intern
Irwin M. Rappaport .... legal services
Donna Roth .... archive stills
Leigh Stephenson .... office coordinator
Jesse Threatt .... production assistant
Anthony Timpone .... interview subject (as Tony Timpone)
Adelle Walker .... intern
Tom Weaver .... archive stills
Lawrence I. Weinberg .... legal services
Noah Weissman .... intern
Juontel White .... intern
Maxwell Williams .... intern
M.E. Willis .... production assistant (as Emei Willis)
Lou Arkoff .... thanks
Graydon Carter .... thanks
Joe Dante .... thanks
Stephen Dickstein .... thanks
Tom Hanks .... thanks
Frank Henenlotter .... thanks (as Frank Hennonlotter)
Clint Howard .... thanks
Rance Howard .... thanks
Sally Kirkland .... thanks
Traci Lords .... thanks
Richard Matheson .... thanks
Mark Thomas McGee .... thanks
Bryan Norton .... special thanks
Brett Ratner .... thanks
Donna Roth .... thanks
Talia Shire .... thanks
Nancy Sinatra .... thanks
James Wan .... thanks
Tom Weaver .... thanks
Leigh Whannell .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for some violent images, nudity and language
USA:95 min | Germany:86 min | France:125 min (Cannes Film Festival)
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Jack Nicholson openly wept for his mentor Roger Corman during filming of this documentary.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.See more »
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A portrait of 'King of the B's', Roger Corman, 13 September 2011
Author: Paul Mathie from United Kingdom

Hail! Hail! King of the B's

Cannes favourite 'Corman's World' is a heart-warming portrait of one of the true greats of American independent cinema, the champion of outlaws, freaks and fools and the master of the macabre. All the more touching as numerous interviews and testimonies paint a picture of a curious man indeed: not a dark twisted soul but a warm and genteel man with a wonderfully warped and fertile imagination.

What's more astonishing is the dazzlingly array of aspiring filmmakers and actors he mentored during the 60's and 70's. Reading like a Who's Who's of the golden age of the American auteur, Peter Bogdanovich, Peter Fonda, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Ron Howard, Robert De Niro and David Carradine, amongst many others, all pay tribute here, including a tearful Jack Nicholson.

Beginning in the 50's as a story analyst at 20th Century Fox, Corman moved into writing, eventually selling scripts to fund his own productions for the burgeoning American Independent Pictures. His debut 'Monster From the Ocean Floor' in 1954 was the start of a prolific production output, with increasing forays into directing, notably 'Little Shop of Horrors' shot in only 2 days!

Corman really made his mark in the 60's. A series of classic Edgar Allan Poe adaptations featuring the splendidly cast Vincent Price define his legacy but the maverick Corman was often making use of down time and vacant sets to pursue other projects during this period. Most notable was the 1963 piece of Gothic absurd-ism, 'The Terror', using sets from 'The Raven'. Proceeding with barely plot, nor script, a shoe string cast including Nicholson and an ageing Boris Karloff, the disparate visions of four different directors contributed to this chaotic opus, including a young Francis Ford Coppola and even Nicholson, who recalls this curious episode.

The 60's also saw critical acclaim for Corman, tackling themes such as racism in the segregated south in 'The Intruder' and counter culture movements in the 'The Wild Angels' and 'The Trip' but the 70's heralded changes for Corman and he looks back on this era with a hint of melancholy. With the release of 'Jaws' and then 'Star Wars' the big studios finally caught up with the B's. Schlock horror from the deep and invaders from space were now big budget and Corman was once more an outsider and destined for the straight-to-video market in the coming decade but before taking a back seat, Corman's masterstroke was to spot the black comedy of the rubber shark and raise the stakes with 'Piranha' in 1978.

The denouement sees Corman still active today, well into his eighties, on the set of the self-explanatory gore-fest 'Dinoshark'. His output has barely abated since the 70's but he takes an increasingly hands-off executive role these days. He remains ever philosophical, contented and visibly touched by the receipt of an honorary Academy Award in 2009. His calm and collected bizarre genius is deeply uplifting and I'd recommend anyone take a trip into Corman's World.

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