Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel


United States 2011, 95 mins
Director: Alex Stapleton

A feature-length documentary about Roger Corman's life, career and remarkable influence on modern moviemaking.

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 machinations of a dying juggernaut, that a mild-mannered civil engineer's son would become the most influential force in modern filmmaking. CORMAN'S WORLD tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood's most prolific writer-director-producer, the true godfather of independent cinema.

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