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Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killersby Beverly Gray
In the process, Corman has become the role model for today's
The original King of the Exploitation Film, Roger Corman has filled his movies with images of blood-sucking vampires, rampaging biker gangs, vigilante strippers, and abducting aliens, all while producing each of his four hundred plus films on a shoestring budget and making a profit on nearly every one.
In the process, Corman has become the role model for today's independent filmmaker, laying the groundwork for the success of directors like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. This guru with a vision has also demonstrated an uncanny eye for talent, being among the first to recognize and employ the abilities of Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Joe Dante, Ron Howard, John Sayles, and James Cameron to name but a few.
In this updated paperback version of the 2000 edition, Beverly Gray takes you behind the cameras and into the heart of Cormanville for a first-hand, insider's look at the man and the mogul. Interviewing over one hundred of Corman's friends and associates, Gray provides a compelling look at the private and public lives of this soft-spoken giant of the cinema.
About the Author:
Beverly Gray was story editor and development executive at Roger Corman's Concorde-New Horizons Pictures, assisting on some 170 low-budget films. She has been an assistant professor of English at the University of Southern California and is currently an instructor for UCLA Extension's screenwriting program as well as a freelance journalist for several Hollywood publications, including the Hollywood Reporter. In 2003, she published Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon . . . and. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
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