Roger Corman: Interviews

Roger Corman Interviews Roger Corman b is known by many names craftsman artist maverick schlock meister mini mogul mentor cheapskate and King of the B s Yet his commitment to filmmaking remains inspired He learne

  • Title: Roger Corman: Interviews
  • Author: Constantine Nasr
  • ISBN: 9781617031663
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Roger Corman b 1926 is known by many names craftsman, artist, maverick, schlock meister, mini mogul, mentor, cheapskate, and King of the B s Yet his commitment to filmmaking remains inspired He learned his craft at the end of the studio system, only to rebel against Hollywood and define himself as the true independent And the list of directors and producers who learnRoger Corman b 1926 is known by many names craftsman, artist, maverick, schlock meister, mini mogul, mentor, cheapskate, and King of the B s Yet his commitment to filmmaking remains inspired He learned his craft at the end of the studio system, only to rebel against Hollywood and define himself as the true independent And the list of directors and producers who learned under his tutelage Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, and many is astonishing.Collected here are many of the most honest and revealing interviews of his epic career, several of which have never been seen in print Roger Corman Interviews brings into focus a life committed to the entertaining art of motion pictures.Corman s rare talent combined artistic drive with business savvy, ensuring a successful career that was constantly in motion At a remarkable pace akin to silent movies than modern Hollywood, he directed over fifty films in less than fifteen years, some entertaining Not of This Earth , trendsetting The Wild Angels , daring The Intruder , workmanlike Apache Woman , stylized The Masque of the Red Death and even profound X The Man with the X Ray Eyes In a single year, Corman famously shot a cult classic in two and a half days The Little Shop of Horrors , reinvigorated the American horror film with a dash of Poe and Price House of Usher and still turned out a few films shot across the globe Recently awarded an honorary Oscar for his lifetime contribution to cinema, the self made Corman has created a legacy as a defining filmmaker.

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    1. No doubt Roger Corman is one of the most interesting filmmakers in American film history, and I absolutely love some of his film, his approach, and his willful independence which he never gave up. However, listening to the talk is another thing. He's very dry, very intellectual, and his educational background as an engineer becomes obvious. Even in talking about art, which I believe he believes strongly in and exhibits quite ingeniously in his movies, he comes off as a guy talking in a paint by [...]

    2. Roger Corman is an Amazing interview. For 60 years he has been involved in the film industry as director, producer, distributor, and has worked with such well-known stars as Jack Nicholson, David Carradine, Pam Grier, William Shatner, Ron Howard, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, and Peter Lorre. Mr. Corman was responsible for giving us "A Bucket of Blood", "The Little Shop of Horrors", "Pit and the Pendelum", "Death Race 2000", "Battle Beyond the Stars", "The Intruder", and "Frankenstein Unbound". [...]

    3. This turned out to be fascinating and surprising.I never expected to find that Roger Corman had such a Freudian view of his Poe movies, but he talks convincingly about them in that way, and then he talks very knowledgeably about the business end of making movies, how to deal with unions, and so forth.The artistic and the business-like exist in harmony in Corman, and he comes across as extremely common-sensical about movies: how to make them, how to deal with people while making them, etc.One of [...]

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