CORMAN'S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL   (2011)
CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL tracks the triumphant rise of Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director producer, the true “godfather” of independent filmmaking
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Project Type:
Feature Film
Running Time:
86
Genre:
Documentary
Cast:
Roger Corman, Jack Nicholson, Jonathan Demme, Martin Scorsese, Paul W. S. Anderson, Peter Fonda, Quentin Tarantino, Robert de Niro, Ron Howard
Director:
Alex Stapleton
Producer:
Alex Stapleton, Izabela Frank, Jeffrey Frey, Mickey Barold, Stone Douglass
Executive Producer:
Molly Thompson, Robert DiBitetto, Robert Sharenow
Project Status:
Completed
Origin Country/Region:
United States
Original Language :
English
Dubbed In:
English
Synopsis
Blue jeans, sock-hops and drive-in movies: the Fifties were America’s “age of innocence.” But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy’s brand of “Red Scare” terror propaganda. Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, government-sponsored educational reels promised an imminent nuclear threat from across the Atlantic, and Hollywood, Babylon of the western world, hung on the brink of collapse. It was here, in the last-ditch machinations of a dying juggernaut, that a mild-mannered, civil engineer’s son would become the most influential force in modern moviemaking. CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director producer, the true “godfather” of independent filmmaking. Over the next six decades, Corman would self-finance hundreds of profitable, low-budget pictures and launch the careers of Hollywood’s biggest talents including Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and James Cameron. But by the late 70’s Corman’s world of exploitation would collapse when the giant studio system beat him at his own game. With more money and more power the studios recruited Corman’s roster of directors and began making bigger budgeted exploitation films. The giants “out-cormaned Corman”, and banished him forever to the land of straight to video schlock. Corman’s World takes us back to the days when Corman was King and a catalyst for the youth movement across the country in the 50’s and 60’s by featuring archival footage of American culture and countercultures from the 1950’s to present day along with dynamic interviews with alumni of Corman’s cutthroat school of filmmaking. The film also shows the rise of the Corman renaissance with interviews with Indiewood’s new school of filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, Paul W.S. Anderson and Eli Roth; and reality-based footage following Corman, present day, as he continues to successfully produce and distribute films outside the studio system: fast, cheap and out-of-this-world!...more

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