Roger Corman: Metaphysics on a Shoestring by Alain SilverRoger Corman: Metaphysics on a Shoestring by Alain Silver

Roger Corman: Metaphysics on a Shoestring

byAlain Silver, James Ursini

Paperback | January 1, 2007

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From a certain perspective, Roger Corman just might be one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of motion pictures. This is not because of the quality or quantity of his work as a director, although he has directed sixty movies. This is not because of his success as a producer, although, as the title of his autobiography boasts, he made over 100 pictures & never lost a dime. It is because, along the way to directing & producing more than 200 films, Corman ran a de facto school for young filmmakers, the alumni of which have garnered more awards in film history. While the new King of the World, James Cameron (Titanic), may not have acknowledged that he started with the King of the Bs, other multi-Academy Award-winners, such as Francis Ford Coppola & Jonathan Demme, freely admit their origins & even give Corman bit parts in their films. Through extensive research & a lengthy series of interviews with Corman, the authors trace his truly humble beginnings outside the studio system in post-World War II Hollywood to his current mythic status as Godfather of all independent movies. Each of Corman's films as director, from such two-day wonders as Little Shop of Horrors to his rare studio pictures like St. Valentine's Day Massacre, is discussed in detail, along with chapters on Corman's life & remarkable career. The authors have created a lively tribute to director/producer/writer/B-movie studio mogul Roger Corman.
Title:Roger Corman: Metaphysics on a ShoestringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:322 pages, 9.91 × 7.99 × 0.72 inPublished:January 1, 2007Publisher:Silman-James PressLanguage:English

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This detailed biography of B-movie mogul Roger Corman, by film buffs Alain Silver and James Ursini, focuses on his success as a producer. Roger Corman Metaphysics on a Shoestring marvels at how Corman was able to manufacture more than100 films and never lose a dime. Aside from directing more than 60 films he also gave a lot of the greats in the business — James Cameron, Francis Ford Coppola and Jonathan Demme — their first start in the movies. Silver and Ursini also co-authored The Vampire Film and David Lean and his Films.