History Creator / RogerCorman

19th Nov '16 9:57:03 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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Roger Corman (born April 5, 1926) is a movie producer and director sometimes known as "King of the BMovie". He has directed over 50 movies and produced over 300, every single one of them having been created on time and under budget. Most of them are low-brow shameless {{exploitation film}}s of various types that have become "classic" examples of SoBadItsGood and are as far from TrueArt as it is possible to get; one film, ''A Bucket of Blood,'' ''was'' considered a masterpiece of sorts, and semi-autobiographical.

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Roger Corman (born April 5, 1926) is a movie producer and director sometimes known as "King of the BMovie". He has directed over 50 movies and produced over 300, every single one of them having been created on time and under budget. Most of them are low-brow shameless {{exploitation film}}s of various types that have become "classic" examples of SoBadItsGood and are as far from TrueArt as it is possible to get; one film, ''A Bucket of Blood,'' ''Film/ABucketOfBlood,'' ''was'' considered a masterpiece of sorts, and semi-autobiographical.
31st May '16 2:19:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCameo: During the 70s, 80s and 90s, he often showed up in his proteges' movies, including such respected films as ''Film/TheGodfather Part II'', ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', ''[[Film/{{Apollo13}} Apollo 13]]'', and ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.

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* TheCameo: During the 70s, 80s and 90s, he often showed up in his proteges' movies, including such respected films as ''Film/TheGodfather Part II'', ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', ''[[Film/{{Apollo13}} Apollo 13]]'', and ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
25th Apr '16 10:33:04 PM Etheru
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* TakeThat: At the Jorgenson Guest Filmmaker Lecture, he took a swipe toward ''MST3K'', saying that you could make money off [[LetsSeeYOUDoBetter making fun of something you don't make]].
19th Apr '16 8:11:30 AM JulianLapostat
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Please note that, although he's known as "King of the B-Movies", Corman ''hates'' the title.

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Please note that, although he's known as "King of the B-Movies", Corman ''hates'' the title.
title. As he [[InsistentTerminology insists]], he made A-Movies on B-Movie budgets.
9th Mar '16 6:24:02 PM gallium
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Corman did have his shining moment of artistic legitimacy when he directed a series of Gothic {{horror}}s based on the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. These eight films -- all released between 1960 and 1964, and all but one starring Creator/VincentPrice -- are noticeably uneven, but the standouts ''really'' stand out. These include ''Film/HouseOfUsher'', featuring a legendary performance from Price, and ''Film/TheHauntedPalace'', which was the first [[LovecraftOnFilm screen adaptation]] of an Creator/HPLovecraft story, [[DolledUpInstallment dolled up]] for the Poe series. Also directed ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors'' in 1960; it was filmed in exactly two days, a world record. Corman made one film, ''The St. Valentine's Day Massacre'' (1967), for a major studio (Twentieth Century Fox) with a decent budget, but disliked the experience and resumed low budget films. By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures[[note]]later known for owning MarvelComics and being a crucial player in the mid-90's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_United_States_broadcast_TV_realignment TV station shuffle]]; see DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' headache [[/note]], but left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde.

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Corman did have his shining moment of artistic legitimacy when he directed a series of Gothic {{horror}}s based on the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. These eight films -- all released between 1960 and 1964, and all but one starring Creator/VincentPrice -- are noticeably uneven, but the standouts ''really'' stand out. These include ''Film/HouseOfUsher'', featuring a legendary performance from Price, and ''Film/TheHauntedPalace'', which was the first [[LovecraftOnFilm screen adaptation]] of an Creator/HPLovecraft story, [[DolledUpInstallment dolled up]] for the Poe series. Also directed ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors'' in 1960; it was filmed in exactly two days, a world record. Corman made one film, ''The St. Valentine's Day Massacre'' (1967), for a major studio (Twentieth Century Fox) with a decent budget, but disliked the experience and resumed low budget films. By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures[[note]]later known for owning MarvelComics and being Pictures, which allowed him to take a crucial player dip in the mid-90's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_United_States_broadcast_TV_realignment TV station shuffle]]; see DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' headache [[/note]], but world of hoity-toity art films as the American distributor of Creator/IngmarBergman's ''Film/CriesAndWhispers''. He left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde.
30th Jan '16 1:28:18 PM aye_amber
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Roger Corman (born April 5, 1926) is a movie producer and director sometimes known as "King of the BMovie". He has directed over 50 movies and produced over 300, every single one of them having been created on time and under budget. Most of them are low-brow shameless {{exploitation film}}s of various types that have become "classic" examples of SoBadItsGood and are as far from TrueArt as it is possible to get; one film, ''ABucketOfBlood'', ''was'' considered a masterpiece of sorts, and semi-autobiographical.

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Roger Corman (born April 5, 1926) is a movie producer and director sometimes known as "King of the BMovie". He has directed over 50 movies and produced over 300, every single one of them having been created on time and under budget. Most of them are low-brow shameless {{exploitation film}}s of various types that have become "classic" examples of SoBadItsGood and are as far from TrueArt as it is possible to get; one film, ''ABucketOfBlood'', ''A Bucket of Blood,'' ''was'' considered a masterpiece of sorts, and semi-autobiographical.
29th Oct '15 6:49:45 PM AllenbysEyes
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Corman did have his shining moment of artistic legitimacy when he directed a series of Gothic {{horror}}s based on the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. These eight films -- all released between 1960 and 1964, and all but one starring Creator/VincentPrice -- are noticeably uneven, but the standouts ''really'' stand out. These include ''Film/HouseOfUsher'', featuring a legendary performance from Price, and ''Film/TheHauntedPalace'', which was the first [[LovecraftOnFilm screen adaptation]] of an Creator/HPLovecraft story, [[DolledUpInstallment dolled up]] for the Poe series. Also directed ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors'' in 1960; it was filmed in exactly two days, a world record. By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures[[note]]later known for owning MarvelComics and being a crucial player in the mid-90's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_United_States_broadcast_TV_realignment TV station shuffle]]; see DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' headache [[/note]], but left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde.

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Corman did have his shining moment of artistic legitimacy when he directed a series of Gothic {{horror}}s based on the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. These eight films -- all released between 1960 and 1964, and all but one starring Creator/VincentPrice -- are noticeably uneven, but the standouts ''really'' stand out. These include ''Film/HouseOfUsher'', featuring a legendary performance from Price, and ''Film/TheHauntedPalace'', which was the first [[LovecraftOnFilm screen adaptation]] of an Creator/HPLovecraft story, [[DolledUpInstallment dolled up]] for the Poe series. Also directed ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors'' in 1960; it was filmed in exactly two days, a world record. Corman made one film, ''The St. Valentine's Day Massacre'' (1967), for a major studio (Twentieth Century Fox) with a decent budget, but disliked the experience and resumed low budget films. By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures[[note]]later known for owning MarvelComics and being a crucial player in the mid-90's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_United_States_broadcast_TV_realignment TV station shuffle]]; see DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' headache [[/note]], but left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde.
2nd Sep '15 7:01:49 PM nombretomado
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* BerserkButton: Don't bring up ''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' in his presence. Just ''don't!''

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* BerserkButton: Don't bring up ''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' in his presence. Just ''don't!''
1st Sep '15 4:30:34 PM AustinCarver13
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* ThrowItIn: Some of the best moments in his films are this, as he was alright with letting his actors ad-lib as much as they want.
27th Aug '15 9:46:04 AM themisterfree
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Corman did have his shining moment of artistic legitimacy when he directed a series of Gothic {{horror}}s based on the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. These eight films -- all released between 1960 and 1964, and all but one starring Creator/VincentPrice -- are noticeably uneven, but the standouts ''really'' stand out. These include ''Film/HouseOfUsher'', featuring a legendary performance from Price, and ''Film/TheHauntedPalace'', which was the first [[LovecraftOnFilm screen adaptation]] of an Creator/HPLovecraft story, [[DolledUpInstallment dolled up]] for the Poe series. Also directed ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors'' in 1960; it was filmed in exactly two days, a world record. By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures[[note]]later known for owning MarvelComics and being a crucial player in the mid-90's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_United_States_broadcast_TV_realignment TV station shuffle]]; see DisasterDomines for more on ''that'' headache [[/note]], but left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde.

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Corman did have his shining moment of artistic legitimacy when he directed a series of Gothic {{horror}}s based on the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. These eight films -- all released between 1960 and 1964, and all but one starring Creator/VincentPrice -- are noticeably uneven, but the standouts ''really'' stand out. These include ''Film/HouseOfUsher'', featuring a legendary performance from Price, and ''Film/TheHauntedPalace'', which was the first [[LovecraftOnFilm screen adaptation]] of an Creator/HPLovecraft story, [[DolledUpInstallment dolled up]] for the Poe series. Also directed ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors'' in 1960; it was filmed in exactly two days, a world record. By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures[[note]]later known for owning MarvelComics and being a crucial player in the mid-90's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_United_States_broadcast_TV_realignment TV station shuffle]]; see DisasterDomines DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' headache [[/note]], but left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde.
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