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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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Alex Stapleton

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Alex Stapleton (by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul W.S. Anderson ... Self
Allan Arkush ... Self
Eric Balfour ... Self
Paul Bartel ... Self (archive footage)
Peter Bogdanovich ... Self
Bob Burns ... Self
David Carradine ... Self
Gene Corman Gene Corman ... Self
Julie Corman ... Self
Roger Corman ... Self
Joe Dante ... Self
Jonathan Demme ... Self
Robert De Niro ... Self
Bruce Dern ... Self
Frances Doel Frances Doel ... Self
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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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 The Student Nurses (1970) See more »

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Coco de los santos
Written by Marcel Frank
Courtesy of Valentino/Bug Music
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A lot of fun if you are a fan.
2 April 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

If you are my age or perhaps a bit older, than there's an excellent chance you've seen several of Roger Corman's films. If you are a young whippersnapper, then perhaps you haven't. Regardless, he is an important man who all people who consider themselves to be cinemaphiles should know, as his track record of successful movies is unique. While he rarely had a decent budget, again and again, he managed to squeeze as much into the film as he could--and usually made them very entertaining. Some of the films are patently silly--such as his 1950s horror films--yet they are usually entertaining. Some of them are socially significant--and yet they are usually entertaining. The bottom line is that the films he produced or directed are NEVER dull. Bad, often...but dull, never!

This film is a tribute to the man and his films. You'll see a lot of his actors and directors from years past (mostly not all that famous, but Jack Nicholson and Ron Howard are interviewed as well) as well as his wife--who helped produce many of his films. In addition, there are LOTS of clips. Overall, a very well made tribute film--one that infuses the viewer with enthusiasm for his work. Lovingly made, the part that surprised me the best was seeing Nicholson tear up when talking about the man! Well worth seeing and a must for any film student, as they could learn from his tight-fisted example!

By the way, of all the clips they showed, the best of these films must be "The Intruder" (with William Shatner). Surprisingly, this is one of the only one of almost 400 films Corman made that LOST money!!


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Release Date:

21 February 2012 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,000, 18 December 2011

Gross USA:

$7,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,000
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