Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel

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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 tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood's most prolific writer-director-producer, the true godfather of independent filmmaking. -- (C) Official Site

Cast

Peter Bogdanovich
as Peter Bogdanovich
Joe Dante
as Joe Dante
Polly Platt
as Polly Platt
Jack Nicholson
as Jack Nicholson
Eli Roth
as Eli Roth
Martin Scorsese
as Martin Scorsese
Peter Fonda
as Peter Fonda
Jonathan Demme
as Jonathan Demme
Quentin Tarantino
as Quentin Tarantino
William Shatner
as William Shatner
Pam Grier
as Pam Grier
Ron Howard
as Ron Howard
Robert De Niro
as Robert De Niro
John Sayles
as John Sayles
Jonathan Kaplan
as Jonathan Kaplan
Paul W.S. Anderson
as Paul W.S. Anderson
Allan Arkush
as Allan Arkush
Eric Balfour
as Eric Balfour
Paul Bartel
as Paul Bartel
David Carradine
as David Carradine
Gene Corman
as Gene Corman
Julie Corman
as Julie Corman
Bruce Dern
as Bruce Dern
Frances Doel
as Frances Doel
Jonathan Haze
as Jonathan Haze
George Hickenlooper
as George Hickenlooper
Gale Anne Hurd
as Gale Anne Hurd
Irvin Kershner
as Irvin Kershner
Todd McCarthy
as Todd McCarthy
Dick Miller
as Dick Miller
Tom Sherak
as Tom Sherak
Penelope Spheeris
as Penelope Spheeris
Gary J. Tunnicliffe
as Gary J. Tunnicliffe
Mary Woronov
as Mary Woronov
Jim Wynorski
as Jim Wynorski
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Critic Reviews for Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel

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  • Like many of the 400-odd movies Roger Corman has produced and/or directed, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel has a title that sizzles over content that merely simmers.

    Mar 15, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • None of it gets us anywhere truly close to the beating heart of an essentially retiring figure.

    Feb 21, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A frustrating documentary about a frustrating man.

    Feb 17, 2012 | Rating: 3/5
  • A supremely watchable documentary-tribute to the exploitation king Roger Corman.

    Feb 16, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The results are solid and educative.

    Feb 14, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Alex Stapleton's lively, engrossing and enlightening documentary about a career that can be described as surprising on multiple counts.

    Jan 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel

  • Oct 25, 2013
    Roger Corman is the king of low budget cinema. He is responsible for exposing film fans to many of the industry's most legendary names such as Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Ron Howard. This is a must see documentary for cinema fans, even if you're not a fan of Corman's, just give it a shot because I think he's one of the most important figure in cinema. The film features great interview with the actors that have worked with him, directors that he's helped across the way and other directors that have been influenced by Corman's work. This is a well crafted documentary that is among the finest that I've seen in quite some time. The film takes a look at his cinematic legacy and his unique style in entertaining audiences. His films are a wonderful and his knack to entertain viewers is something special. As a fan of his work, I really enjoyed the film, and I think anyone that is interested in a forgotten part of film history might so too. The film is very entertaining and insightful and will definitely enjoy this documentary. If you enjoy documentaries, this is one worth seeing. The subject is very interesting, and is one that deserves more exposure. Over the course of his career, Roger Corman has made over 400 films ranging from a variety of genres. He is able to thrill audiences looking for something ridiculous and fun, with barely any budgets for his pictures. He is one of the few in the industry that understands that you can pull off something really good with some basic ideas. He also exposed us and launched the careers of some film legends, if you really want to watch a well made documentary about a great film icon, then this is for you.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2012
    I'm so glad a documentary like this exists. It perfectly represents the brilliance of Corman's passion, in that he never gives up and makes movies for the sheer joy of it. By tackling films with low budgets, he always comes out on top. Best of all, his films were the starting blocks for many huge talents such as Jack Nicholson. When Nicholson talks, you feel nothing but love and respect, when he breaks down into tears it's truly an open and beautiful moment of a man who usually keeps his cool. In other areas we get anecdotes of just how cheaply Corman makes his movies and how he has inspired many directors since. Most interesting of all is when it talks about Corman's more serious projects such as The Intruder. It is certainly a celebration of Corman and his finest achievements, though I wish it had gone into more detail as to why he hasn't directed in over 20 years, and covered more of his recent outputs as producer. You have to see this if you love film, and you'll certainly have plenty to stick on your watchlist.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2012
    A entertaining and lighthearted look at Roger Corman Whom is the master of the B movie and this doc delves into his start in the business the people he helped start their careers and the changing business he had to put up with. hes done many films in both directing and producer mode and this shows what a varied and wide range hes delved into, hitting hot topics of the times he was in and suceeding, greaqt interviews throughout from film,makers/actor hes helped tell a loving story of a director who just wants to entertain, hesd still going strong and most definatly made his mark in the business, Scorsese and Jack Nicholson are the savoured interviews and definatly a touchinmg moment from Nicholson towards the end, a must doc for movie lkovers that not only gives you a look into this mans world but the industry itself.
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2012
    <i>"Some men dream of conquering the world. Roger Corman created his own."</i> A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood. <center><font size=+2 face="Century Schoolbook"><b><u>REVIEW</u></b></font></center>
    Lorenzo v Super Reviewer

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