Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011)



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Blue jeans, sock-hops and drive-in movies: the Fifties were America's age of innocence. But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy's brand of Red Scare terror propaganda. Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, government-sponsored educational reels promised an imminent nuclear threat from across the Atlantic, and Hollywood, Babylon of the western world, hung on the brink of collapse. It was here, in the last-ditch … More

Rating: R (for some violent images, nudity and language)
Genre: Documentary, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Gregory Locklear
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 27, 2012
Box Office: $7.0k
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as Roger Corman

as Peter Bogdanovich

as Joe Dante

as Polly Platt

as Jack Nicholson

as Eli Roth

as Martin Scorsese

as Peter Fonda

as Jonathan Demme

as Quentin Tarantino

as William Shatner

as Pam Grier

as Ron Howard

as Robert De Niro

as John Sayles

as Jonathan Kaplan

as Paul W.S. Anderson

as Allan Arkush

as Eric Balfour

as Paul Bartel

as David Carradine

as Gene Corman

as Julie Corman

as Bruce Dern

as Frances Doel

as Jonathan Haze

as George Hickenlooper

as Gale Anne Hurd

as Irvin Kershner

as Todd McCarthy

as Dick Miller

as Tom Sherak

as Penelope Spheeris

as Gary J. Tunnicliffe

as Mary Woronov

as Jim Wynorski

as Bob Burns
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All Critics (50) | Top Critics (13)

Like many of the 400-odd movies Roger Corman has produced and/or directed, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel has a title that sizzles over content that merely simmers.

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The results are solid and educative.

Full Review… | February 14, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Alex Stapleton's lively, engrossing and enlightening documentary about a career that can be described as surprising on multiple counts.

Full Review… | January 13, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

First time feature director Alex Stapleton does an admirable job educating her viewers on the man who seemingly launched a thousand faces.

Full Review… | July 11, 2015
Film Threat

Surprisingly, there's a very sour tone to "Corman's World" that undercuts a lot of the attempts to look back at Roger Corman's films with a laugh and a nostalgic gleam.

Full Review… | April 12, 2014
Cinema Crazed

[I]f it doesn't offer anything new to our understanding of Corman, as filmmaker, producer, or person, it nicely encapsulates his legacy...

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel

Roger Corman is the king of low budget cinema. He is responsible for exposing film fans to many of the industry's most legendary names such as Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Ron Howard. This is a must see documentary for cinema fans, even if you're not a fan of Corman's, just give it a shot because I think he's one of the most important figure in cinema. The film features great interview with the actors that have worked with him, directors that he's helped across the way and other directors that have been influenced by Corman's work. This is a well crafted documentary that is among the finest that I've seen in quite some time. The film takes a look at his cinematic legacy and his unique style in entertaining audiences. His films are a wonderful and his knack to entertain viewers is something special. As a fan of his work, I really enjoyed the film, and I think anyone that is interested in a forgotten part of film history might so too. The film is very entertaining and insightful and will definitely enjoy this documentary. If you enjoy documentaries, this is one worth seeing. The subject is very interesting, and is one that deserves more exposure. Over the course of his career, Roger Corman has made over 400 films ranging from a variety of genres. He is able to thrill audiences looking for something ridiculous and fun, with barely any budgets for his pictures. He is one of the few in the industry that understands that you can pull off something really good with some basic ideas. He also exposed us and launched the careers of some film legends, if you really want to watch a well made documentary about a great film icon, then this is for you.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I'm so glad a documentary like this exists. It perfectly represents the brilliance of Corman's passion, in that he never gives up and makes movies for the sheer joy of it. By tackling films with low budgets, he always comes out on top. Best of all, his films were the starting blocks for many huge talents such as Jack Nicholson. When Nicholson talks, you feel nothing but love and respect, when he breaks down into tears it's truly an open and beautiful moment of a man who usually keeps his cool. In other areas we get anecdotes of just how cheaply Corman makes his movies and how he has inspired many directors since. Most interesting of all is when it talks about Corman's more serious projects such as The Intruder. It is certainly a celebration of Corman and his finest achievements, though I wish it had gone into more detail as to why he hasn't directed in over 20 years, and covered more of his recent outputs as producer. You have to see this if you love film, and you'll certainly have plenty to stick on your watchlist.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

"Some men dream of conquering the world. Roger Corman created his own."

A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.


Lorenzo von Matterhorn

Super Reviewer

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