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Legendary B movie producer Roger Corman dead at 98

Old 05-13-24, 09:19 AM
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Re: Legendary B movie producer Roger Corman dead at 98

Originally Posted by The Antipodean
This thread should have dozens of posts, the man was a film legend. I’m having trouble thinking of another person still living who was quite so influential in shaping where movies went - even people like Scorsese and Coppola started in his mentorship. But boy, did he leave us an amazing heap of movies to enjoy.
Agree many movies and favorites too many to mention.

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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Lastly, let's not forget his two Best Picture cameos:
Hardly a Best Picture, but I think my favorite Corman cameo is in The Howling, where he's impatiently waiting outside a phone booth, but when he finally gets inside, he just fishes through the coin return for change. I'm sure Joe Dante was making a statement on Corman's penny pinching filmmaking style there.
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Re: Legendary B movie producer Roger Corman dead at 98

True legend!

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RIP Sir.
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Re: Legendary B movie producer Roger Corman dead at 98

The first films of his I saw in theaters were THE YOUNG RACERS and X - THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES back in '63 and, later on, ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE, but I saw plenty of his films on TV back then, too, including TEENAGE CAVEMAN (starring Man from UNCLE's Robert Vaughn!), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and the very first film he had anything to do with, MONSTER FROM THE OCEAN FLOOR. Later, I caught a lot of his films in revival theaters and and on TV and was lucky to get to see some of his New World double bills in neighborhood theaters, plus various films he produced when they were new, such as Scorsese's BOXCAR BERTHA.

Tons of books written about him--I have seven--but the definitive bio is waiting to be written. Who should do it?
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Re: Legendary B movie producer Roger Corman dead at 98

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
Tons of books written about him--I have seven--but the definitive bio is waiting to be written. Who should do it?
My vote would be for Jimmy McDonough, who penned an excellent bio of Andy Milligan in 2003 called ‘The Ghastly One’, which was heavily expanded and rereleased in 2022 to tie in with Severin’s boxed set of his movies. In 2006 McDonough wrote a phenomenal and expansive bio of Russ Meyer called ‘Big Bosoms and Square Jaws’ that for my money can never be topped. And last year he wrote the definitive bio that probably no one was asking for, about the exploitation-turned-Christian filmmaking family of Ron and June Ormond, which came out in an insanely deluxe edition from Fab Press, presented by Nicholas Winding Refn. This was similarly tied to the Powerhouse/Indicator boxed set of their films, which includes more McDonough writing in the accompanying book.

If anyone could do Corman justice, and with real flare, it’s this guy.

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Absolutely adored Corman's spirit.

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I did a blog tribute to Corman offering an overview of his long career, but singling out highlights like THE INTRUDER (1962), THE WILD ANGELS (1966), THE TRIP (1967) and THE BIG DOLL HOUSE (1970). Please check it out:

https://briandanacamp.wordpress.com/...orial-tribute/





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Damn, missed this. RIP to a legend.

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