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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Gene Corman ... Himself
Julie Corman ... Herself
Roger Corman ... Himself
Joe Dante ... Himself
Jonathan Demme ... Himself
Robert De Niro ... Himself
Bruce Dern ... Himself
Frances Doel Frances Doel ... Herself
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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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Taglines:

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

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Roger Corman Documentary See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,468, 18 December 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,468, 18 December 2011
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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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 Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Roger did it his way!
23 April 2012 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

True Roger Corman was well before my generation and time of film viewing yet over the years I've read enough about him and watched some of the early Jack Nicholson(my favorite actor) classics to know that Corman is a Hollywood cinema legend. His films were cheap, different and off beat clearly Roger Corman did it his way. From three headed monsters, and cult challenging films of teen rebellion clearly one could say that Roger started a cultural movement. And this documentary "Corman's World:Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" is a historical and educational look at the life and work of still one living Hollywood legend.

This informative picture shows how that cheap filmmaking and hard quick work would lead Roger to make over 100 films by the year 1967 his films always low budget and cult hits would later help him start his own company New World Pictures. His independent streak was so strong he eventually branched out to drive in raw exploitation female films of the mid 1970's. Most memorable is his start when he meet Jack Nicholson in an acting class and Jack would later become a star after appearing in many of Roger's works. It's nice seeing the interviews on this documentary ranging from legends like Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante, Jonathan Demme, Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, and most of all it's nice to hear the words from Jack in fact Nicholson even gets emotional when speaking about his good friend Roger. It's hard seeing Jack choked up and emotional. Still Corman still works today even though in his 80's he's not slowing down, yet as the film mentioned the births of films like "Star Wars" and "Jaws" made it even more tougher for independent film to have success, but still the underground circuit produces.

Overall well worth a view as this long over due culture legend icon is now getting the respect he deserves this documentary is informative and educational a tribute to one man named Roger Corman who clearly did it his way.


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