Roger Corman: The Best of the Cheap Acts

Roger Corman: The Best of the Cheap Acts

by Mark Thomas McGee
     
 

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Best remembered for his 60s Vincent Price/Edgar Allan Poe films and other cult classics, Corman dabbed in anything for a quick buck. But his films were often highly innovative and exciting. Each is covered here in depth; a biography of Corman is included, along with bios of his stock players—all profusely illustrated.

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Best remembered for his 60s Vincent Price/Edgar Allan Poe films and other cult classics, Corman dabbed in anything for a quick buck. But his films were often highly innovative and exciting. Each is covered here in depth; a biography of Corman is included, along with bios of his stock players—all profusely illustrated.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
engaging...a work of film scholarship as enjoyable, unpretentious, and goofily appealing as a Roger Corman movie
Midnight Marquee
jammed-filled with a definitive filmography...fabulous...fascinating
Choice
of great value
Booknews
Each Corman film is covered in depth with synposis, cast, credits and "anecdotes." Includes biography and many illustrations. For large film libraries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786404773
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
261

Meet the Author

Mark Thomas McGee is retired and lives in Duarte, California. He has also written several books about the unstable world of low-budget filmmaking.

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