Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Reviews
Taking the audience through highlights of his career, countless notable filmmakers and actors share their recollections and appreciations for this documentary's subject. Having discovered/nurtured the talents of the likes of Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Peter Bogdanovich, and Peter Fonda, to name a few, Roger Corman's life proves an interesting tale with no shortage of humorous moments and behind the scenes, film history.
While this documentary could use a bit more focus -- often feeling random, and allowing its (admittedly) illustrious talking heads to veer off on tangents -- one can't help but marvel as these celebrities share their affections for the aging producer (he's still hard at work making movies today). Most, after all, feel they owe their careers to him. Indeed, such constant, glowing sentiments make this film seem less like a documentary and more like some extended, Hollywood awards show tribute. I don't mind this so much, however, because it's all clearly done in earnest. One moment where Jack Nicholson is all but brought to tears when describing his old friend and mentor says all one needs to say about the kind of man Corman is. It humanizes the two of them. It humanizes Hollywood. I liked it.
This film covers his incredible ability to make films with next to nothing & be able to pull it off so outside of the Hollywood studio structure.
He incredibly made over 200 films & he is very interesting man very different in persona to watch he produced.