Reviews and Problems with Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
18 April 2012
Conclusion: For fans of Roger Corman and Hollywood history, I can't recommend this documentary enough. It's a great biography that is well worth watching. Though not the best A/V presentation, the picture and audio are what one would expect from a film that uses so many different sources of varying conditions.
Excerpt: Corman�s World , in essence, is nothing more than 90 minutes worth of wonderful anecdotes intercut with a whole bunch of equally wonderful film clips. Considering the cast list and, more importantly, the subject matter it�s unlikely things could have been any other way.
Summary: As a comprehensive look at Corman’s career, this is just too damn short but as an affectionate tribute to the man who not only carved out a huge spot for himself in the history of cinema but who also launched some of the biggest names in Hollywood, it’s quite a nice feature.
Conclusion: There is some very obvious irony in the fact that Corman's World is probably better than every single movie its subject has made over the years. Just as Ed Wood's career provided the blueprint for the excellent Ed Wood , Roger Corman's endless resume of low-budget productions lends itself perfectly...
Excerpt: Lots of actors die onscreen, but few perish the way famed character actor Dick Miller did in his film debut, 1955’s The Apache Woman. The neophyte actor-writer began the film playing a Native American, but he was surprised and more than a little amused to discover that he would be doing double duty...
Excerpt: Roger Corman, 85 years old, is currently credited on imdb with producing 395 films--three of which are currently in post-production. This is not the filmography of a man who is in it for a buck, or he'd have retired long ago. He is in it because he loves the movies, the sheer act of making one.