Corman’s World has a far better cast than Roger Corman could have assembled for one of his own movies: You’ll hear from Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, and other Hollywood luminaries. But from start to finish, this documentary is Corman’s show.
Corman—a king of low-budget cinema—is the director of countless exploitation flicks, including Little Shop of Horrors, The Wild Angels, and (the original) Fast and Furious. He’s also the living embodiment of Flaubert’s injunction to “be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” The crappy director turns out to be a brilliant businessman—a guy who built his own, alternative Hollywood, and paved the way for filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino.
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