Corman's World

Corman's World

Exploits of A Hollywood Rebel

DVD - 2012
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Roger Corman is perhaps the most prolific and influential Hollywood filmmaker mainstream America has never heard of. Attempts to rectify that injustice by not only examining Corman and his filmography, but also by attempting to explain why the writer-director-producer is more than just a low-budget schlockmeister. Featuring interviews with heavy hitters of Hollywood.
Publisher: [United States] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2012]
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 791.4302 COR3876
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Exploits of a Hollywood rebel


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Aug 12, 2020

For any viewer who enjoys watching low-budget schlock-movies from the mid-20th century - This "Corman's World" bio-documentary should be of some special interest to you.

When it comes to z-grade horror movies and bargain-basement exploitation films from that era in American movie-making history, the name of Roger Corman will always be cropping up in any discussion on the subject.

And, with that in mind - This well-produced presentation offers one and all a close-up look at the life and times of the man who was at the very forefront of it all, promoting careers and churning out some of the most laughable movie-junk imaginable.

Jul 22, 2020

(*Roger Corman quote*) - "In science-fiction films, the monster should always be bigger than the leading lady."

In his heyday - Roger Corman was widely considered to be one of the most influential Hollywood filmmakers of American mainstream cinema.

Looked upon as being much more than just a low-budget schlock-meister - Corman not only directed more than 50 feature films throughout his prolific career, but, he also produced well over 300 motion pictures, as well.

And, when it came to promoting the careers of budding directors, producers, and actors - There's no telling how many hundreds of these people who Corman actually helped along the way.

All-in-all - This engaging and informative bio-documentary offers the curios viewer a well-rounded profile of a man who is owed a helluva lot of thanks from countless many in the field of American film-making.

May 19, 2015

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 or 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.

Sep 09, 2013

Roger Corman is the king of B-movies. I enjoyed some of his work, though not all. This documentary sheds light into his life as a low-budget film makers. Very informative, and a must for his fans.

axumtut Sep 03, 2013

No one could possibly argue that he was a great film director and producer, and got very rich from these types of films. However, did the blacks in his films get rich, too?

Oct 14, 2012

This was a great documentary. I didn't know a lot about Corman but I knew that he is a great director.

lasertravis Oct 03, 2012

Love Corman. Liked this documentary. If you love B movies, this is the guy to thank. I have loved quite a few of his films over the years. In his interviews I expected him to be some kind of oddball, but he seemed like a genuinely down to earth "normal" dude. Everyone had nothing but praise for him (including Jack Nicholson and Martin Scorsese). It culminates in his wining an Oscar. Deserved.

kevfarley Sep 24, 2012

(Another) good overview of Rodger Corman's contribution.

Glencoe_Mike Apr 18, 2012

Fun documentary, though it kind of withers away in the last half hour. Long interviews with Jack Nicholson and a humble Bill Shatner.


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Sep 09, 2013

Sexual Content: A few brief scenes of bare breasts from past film clips.


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