The Man Who Lifted Schlock Cinema To An Art Form

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A new documentary will look at Roger Corman's amazing career as a movie producer, spanning from the 1950s to the present, including classics like Death Race 2000 and Attack Of The Crab Monsters. The documentary King Of The Bs: The Independent Life Of Roger Corman looks especially at his contributions to genre cinema, including horror/comedy film Little Shop Of Horrors. The film will interview creators who started out with Corman, including Martin Scorsese (Boxcar Bertha), John Sayles (Battle Beyond The Stars), Jonathan Demme (Caged Heat), Ron Howard (Eat My Dust!), Timur Bekmambetov (The Arena) and maybe Francis Ford Coppola (Dementia 13). The film maybe done in time for next May's Cannes Film Festival. [Fangoria]


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Huzzah! Who sez engineer's have no sense of art?

What's sad is that many of his "B" films would be plot/writing wise, "A" films.

Note: Roger was a Stanford Eng Grad.