History Creator / RogerCorman

18th May '18 5:19:41 PM jamespolk
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By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures, which allowed him to take a dip in the world of hoity-toity art films. He started as the American distributor of Creator/IngmarBergman's ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'', a rare example of a foreign film that got a Best Picture nomination. Other films by international directors distributed by Corman in the United States included ''Literature/TheTinDrum'', Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Literature/DersuUzala'', Bergman's ''Film/AutumnSonata'', Creator/FedericoFellini's ''Film/{{Amarcord}}'', Creator/AlainResnais's ''Film/MonOncleDAmerique'', and Creator/FrancoisTruffaut's ''Small Change'' and ''Film/TheStoryOfAdeleH''. He left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde (for added irony, Fox would end up buying New World in 1997, albeit long after they had ceased motion picture production and had instead become an owner of TV stations that had all been switched to Fox as a result of Fox acquiring rights to the NFL- see DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' whole mess).

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By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures, which allowed him to take a dip in the world of hoity-toity art films. He started as the American distributor of Creator/IngmarBergman's ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'', a rare example of a foreign film that got a Best Picture nomination. Other films by international directors distributed by Corman in the United States included ''Literature/TheTinDrum'', Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Literature/DersuUzala'', Bergman's ''Film/AutumnSonata'', Creator/FedericoFellini's ''Film/{{Amarcord}}'', Creator/AlainResnais's ''Film/MonOncleDAmerique'', and Creator/FrancoisTruffaut's ''Small Change'' and ''Film/TheStoryOfAdeleH''. He left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde (for added irony, Fox would end up buying New World in 1997, albeit long after they had ceased motion picture production and had instead become an owner of TV stations that had all been switched to Fox as a result of Fox acquiring rights to the NFL- see DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' whole mess).
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17th May '18 11:06:31 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/TheRaven''

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* ''Film/TheRaven''''Film/TheRaven1963''
11th Apr '18 3:00:08 PM Bosco13
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* SelfAdaptation: He remade some of his own movies;
** He directed ''The Wasp Woman'' in 1960 and produced the 1995 remake.
** He produced ''Film/DeathRace2000'', its remake, ''Film/DeathRace'' and all of its prequels.
** He was executive producer for the original 1980 ''Humanoids from The Deep'' and produced its 1996 remake.
20th Mar '18 6:46:54 AM JamesAustin
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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Amazons Amazons]]''

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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Amazons Amazons]]''''Film/{{Amazons}}''



* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Carnosaur Carnosaur]]''

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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Carnosaur Carnosaur]]''''Film/{{Carnosaur}}''



* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Dinocroc Dinocroc]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Dinoshark Dinoshark]]''

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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Dinocroc Dinocroc]]''
''Film/{{Dinocroc}}''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Dinoshark Dinoshark]]''''Film/{{Dinoshark}}''



* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Gunslinger Gunslinger]]''

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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Gunslinger Gunslinger]]''''Film/{{Gunslinger}}''



* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Sorceress Sorceress]]''

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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Sorceress Sorceress]]''''Film/{{Sorceress}}''



* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Targets Targets]]''

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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Targets Targets]]''''Film/{{Targets}}''
20th Mar '18 6:45:54 AM JamesAustin
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Please note that, although he's known as "King of the B-Movies", Corman ''hates'' the title. As he [[InsistentTerminology insists]], he made A-Movies on B-Movie budgets. Oh, and don't bring up ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' in his presence. Just ''don't!'' At the Jorgenson Guest Filmmaker Lecture, [[TakeThat he took a swipe]] toward ''MST3K'', saying that you could make money off [[LetsSeeYouDoBetter making fun of something you don't make]].

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Please note that, although he's known as "King of the B-Movies", Corman ''hates'' the title. As he [[InsistentTerminology insists]], he made A-Movies on B-Movie budgets. Oh, and don't bring up ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' in his presence. Just ''don't!'' At the Jorgenson Guest Filmmaker Lecture, [[TakeThat he took a swipe]] toward ''MST3K'', ''[=MST3K=]'', saying that you could make money off [[LetsSeeYouDoBetter making fun of something you don't make]].
19th Mar '18 1:03:14 PM JamesAustin
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Please note that, although he's known as "King of the B-Movies", Corman ''hates'' the title. As he [[InsistentTerminology insists]], he made A-Movies on B-Movie budgets.

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Please note that, although he's known as "King of the B-Movies", Corman ''hates'' the title. As he [[InsistentTerminology insists]], he made A-Movies on B-Movie budgets. \n Oh, and don't bring up ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' in his presence. Just ''don't!'' At the Jorgenson Guest Filmmaker Lecture, [[TakeThat he took a swipe]] toward ''MST3K'', saying that you could make money off [[LetsSeeYouDoBetter making fun of something you don't make]].






!!Tropes That Apply To This Filmmaker:
* BerserkButton: Don't bring up ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' in his presence. Just ''don't!''
* CelebrityEndorsement: Has a lot of fans in the industry, including Creator/QuentinTarantino.
* TheCameo: During the 70s, 80s and 90s, he often showed up in his proteges' movies, including such respected films as ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', ''[[Film/{{Apollo13}} Apollo 13]]'', and ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
* IGaveMyWord: One of the reasons why Corman is so fondly remembered by those who worked for him, despite paying them a pittance. In HorribleHollywood where promises are cheap, this is no small thing.

!!Corman's Movies Contain Examples Of:
* ActionGirl. Usually Beverly Garland. Corman was a filmmaker who did not believe in the NeutralFemale - he had female protagonists who were tough, intelligent and resourceful. A good example is when Beverly Garland's character in ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' ''grabs a shotgun'' when her idiot husband is mesmerized by the alien, and gives it a memorable TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, then growls: "You think you're gonna make a slave of the world... [[PrecisionFStrike I'll see you in Hell first!]]" Keep in mind, Garland was delivering this to a walking ''carrot'' and made it ''believable''.
** Heck, she's why it looks like a carrot in the first place. (The original character design was very squat, as Corman and creature designer Paul Blaisdell figured it was from a high-gravity planet. Bev walked up to it, said "So you're gonna conquer the world, huh? ''Ha!''" and ''kicked it.'' It was quickly decided that the creature would have to be taller than her. Given the usual time and budget restraints of Corman, this translated to "Give it a big tall conehead.")
-->'''Beverly Garland, interviewed:''' He said, "Well, we figured it comes from a high-gravity planet, so it ought to be built low to the ground." I said, "Not ''that'' low!"

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!!Tropes That Apply To This Filmmaker:
* BerserkButton: Don't bring up ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' in his presence. Just ''don't!''
* CelebrityEndorsement: Has a lot of fans in the industry, including Creator/QuentinTarantino.
* TheCameo: During the 70s, 80s and 90s, he often showed up in his proteges' movies, including such respected films as ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', ''[[Film/{{Apollo13}} Apollo 13]]'', and ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
* IGaveMyWord: One of the reasons why Corman is so fondly remembered by those who worked for him, despite paying them a pittance. In HorribleHollywood where promises are cheap, this is no small thing.

!!Corman's Movies Contain Examples Of:
movies contain examples of:
* ActionGirl. ActionGirl: Usually Beverly Garland. Corman was a filmmaker who did not believe in the NeutralFemale - he had female protagonists who were tough, intelligent and resourceful. A good example is when Beverly Garland's character in ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' ''grabs a shotgun'' when her idiot husband is mesmerized by the alien, and gives it a memorable TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, then growls: "You think you're gonna make a slave of the world... [[PrecisionFStrike I'll see you in Hell first!]]" Keep in mind, Garland was delivering this to a walking ''carrot'' and made it ''believable''.
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''believable''. Heck, she's why it looks like a carrot in the first place. (The original character design was very squat, as Corman and creature designer Paul Blaisdell figured it was from a high-gravity planet. Bev walked up to it, said "So you're gonna conquer the world, huh? ''Ha!''" and ''kicked it.'' It was quickly decided that the creature would have to be taller than her. Given the usual time and budget restraints of Corman, this translated to "Give it a big tall conehead.")
-->'''Beverly Garland, interviewed:''' Garland:''' ''[interviewed]'' He said, "Well, we figured it comes from a high-gravity planet, so it ought to be built low to the ground." I said, "Not ''that'' low!"



-->"We have always killed off our monsters with fire, electricity, floods, whatever. This time the monster wins. The final shot in this picture is the monster sitting on the chest of gold at the bottom of the ocean floor. The skeletons of all the people in the picture are scattered around him and he's picking his teeth. That's it. The monster wins."

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-->"We -->'''Roger Corman:''' We have always killed off our monsters with fire, electricity, floods, whatever. This time the monster wins. The final shot in this picture is the monster sitting on the chest of gold at the bottom of the ocean floor. The skeletons of all the people in the picture are scattered around him and he's picking his teeth. That's it. The monster wins."



* FanService: Many of his films will have a scene that shows the female lead topless.

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* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: Many of his films will have a scene that shows the female lead topless.



* FollowTheLeader: His films basically take whatever movie subjects are popular at the time, and make them cheaper, funnier, and (sometimes) racier.

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* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]] His films basically take whatever movie subjects are popular at the time, and make them cheaper, funnier, and (sometimes) racier.



* LineOfSightName: A nurses union wrote to Corman to complain about one of his films which had an exploitative view of Night Call Nurses. Corman realized he had the title of his next flick.

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* LineOfSightName: A nurses nurse's union wrote to Corman to complain about one of his films which had an exploitative view of Night Call Nurses. Corman realized he had the title of his next flick.



* NoBudget: Legendary for this, and is still going at it.
* StockFootage: Some of his early films had to do this to stay within budget. He actually wanted to avoid this in his remake of ''Tower Of London'', but ExecutiveMeddling wouldn't let him.

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* NoBudget: [[invoked]] Legendary for this, and is still going at it.
* StockFootage: ProductionPosse: [[invoked]] Corman had many regulars, including Jonathan Haze, Dick Miller, and Beverly Garland.
* StockFootage:
**
Some of his early films had to do this to stay within budget. He actually wanted to avoid this in his remake of ''Tower Of London'', but ExecutiveMeddling wouldn't let him.



* RecurringTheme: In his fantasy films. Three Powers of Creation represented by a trio of [[Mac Guffin]]s: A chalice, an amulet, and a sword. TheHero must collect all three from an evil wizard each.

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* RecurringTheme: RecurringElement: In his fantasy films. Three Powers of Creation represented by a trio of [[Mac Guffin]]s: {{MacGuffin}}s: A chalice, an amulet, and a sword. TheHero must collect all three from an evil wizard each.



* TakeThat: At the Jorgenson Guest Filmmaker Lecture, he took a swipe toward ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', saying that you could make money off [[LetsSeeYOUDoBetter making fun of something you don't make]].
* 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.

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* TakeThat: At the Jorgenson Guest Filmmaker Lecture, he took a swipe toward ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', saying that you could make money off [[LetsSeeYOUDoBetter making fun of something you don't make]].
* ThrowItIn: [[invoked]] 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.
16th Mar '18 12:44:06 PM hello86
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* NobodyOver50IsGay: Corman is a complete aversion.

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* NobodyOver50IsGay: Corman is a complete aversion.
1st Feb '18 3:42:20 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Film/TheFantasticFour''



* ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath''



* ''Film/TheIntruder''



* ''Film/TheRaven''



* ''Film/TheFantasticFour''
* ''Film/TheIntruder''
* ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath''
* ''Film/TheRaven''



* ''Film/VikingWomenAndTheSeaSerpent''



* ''Film/VikingWomenAndTheSeaSerpent''
16th Jan '18 3:26:49 PM AnotherGuy
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* NobodyOver50IsGay: Corman is a complete aversion.
24th Dec '17 6:32:57 PM jamespolk
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By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures, which allowed him to take a dip in the world of hoity-toity art films. He started as the American distributor of Creator/IngmarBergman's ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'', a rare example of a foreign film that got a Best Picture nomination. Other films by international directors distributed by Corman in the United States included ''Literature/TheTinDrum'', Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Literature/DersuUzala'', Bergman's ''Film/AutumnSonata'', Creator/FedericoFellini's ''Film/{{Amarcord}}'', Creator/AlainResnais's ''Film/MonOncleAmerique'', and Creator/FrancoisTruffaut's ''Small Change'' and ''Film/TheStoryOfAdeleH''. He left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde (for added irony, Fox would end up buying New World in 1997, albeit long after they had ceased motion picture production and had instead become an owner of TV stations that had all been switched to Fox as a result of Fox acquiring rights to the NFL- see DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' whole mess).

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By the mid-'70s, he operated his own studios, New World Pictures, which allowed him to take a dip in the world of hoity-toity art films. He started as the American distributor of Creator/IngmarBergman's ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'', a rare example of a foreign film that got a Best Picture nomination. Other films by international directors distributed by Corman in the United States included ''Literature/TheTinDrum'', Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Literature/DersuUzala'', Bergman's ''Film/AutumnSonata'', Creator/FedericoFellini's ''Film/{{Amarcord}}'', Creator/AlainResnais's ''Film/MonOncleAmerique'', ''Film/MonOncleDAmerique'', and Creator/FrancoisTruffaut's ''Small Change'' and ''Film/TheStoryOfAdeleH''. He left in 1981 and formed a company called New Concorde (for added irony, Fox would end up buying New World in 1997, albeit long after they had ceased motion picture production and had instead become an owner of TV stations that had all been switched to Fox as a result of Fox acquiring rights to the NFL- see DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' whole mess).
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