Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers
Beverly GrayISBN: 1560255552;
Book DescriptionThe 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. During a career that spans fifty years, he has produced more than five hundred films on shoestring budgets, 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 2000?s critically-acclaimed Roger Corman: An Unauthorized Biography of the Godfather of Indie Filmmaking,...
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