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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. The only downside is that extras are slim. This one comes recommended.
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. Anchor Bay offers it up on Blu-ray in nice shape and with a few supplements of note, making this a solid release overall.
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 to this winning documentary.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
27 February 2012
Conclusion: Besides being a great Documentary, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel is also something of a modern history lesson; the Filmmaker's pictures have set trends and reflected the times, as evidenced by the steady narrative that features not only Corman himself but some of his closest associates as well as several of Hollywood's elites weaving together the story of his life, films, and influence on the Hollywood landscape.
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 as the cowboy who eventually kills that character in a big shootout.
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.