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YMMV: Roger Corman

  • Adaptation Displacement: The Little Shop of Horrors and Death Race 2000 are not as well-known among the general public as their remakes are.
  • Cult Classic: Most of his films.
  • Designated Hero: If a character is something of an outcast or social oddball, regardless of how good or evil they are, chances are they'll be the character Corman wants the audience to sympathize with the most.
  • Designated Villain: Contrarily, if a character represents some kind of authority figure - again, no matter how good or evil they are - Corman will likely try to do everything possible to turn the audience against them.
  • Retroactive Recognition: This guy launched so many careers that many of his films contain something along the lines of "Hey, It's That Guy! ...Before they were famous!".
  • So Bad, It's Good: Most of his movies. Some, such as The Intruder, are generally seen as genuinely good films.

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