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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
Film poster
Directed byAlex Stapleton
Written byAlex Stapleton
Produced byAlex Stapleton
StarringRoger Corman
Jack Nicholson
Martin Scorsese
CinematographyPatrick Simpson
Release date
  • January 21, 2011 (2011-01-21) (Sundance)[1]
  • March 27, 2012 (2012-03-27)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel is a 2011 documentary film about the life and career of filmmaker Roger Corman.

Interviewees

Release

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.[2]

It made its television debut on A&E.[3]

It was released on DVD on March 27, 2012.[4]

Reception

It received mostly positive reviews from critics, with a score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.[5]

Den of Geek awarded it a score of 4 out of five, saying "Most of all, Corman’s World paints a portrait of a filmmaker who, although not without flaw (his penny-pinching mode of operation didn’t always work in his favour), has earned a great deal of respect and fondness from those who’ve spent any time on set with him."[6]

The Observer said "Instead of the subtitle "Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel", this film could as easily be called "The Rebellion of a Hollywood Exploiter" for the way it records the ingenuity, daring and innovation that went into his productions and drove him to create his own studio and distribution company", but was critical of the fact that several of Corman's more acclaimed films were overlooked.[7]

The A.V. Club awarded it a score of B-, saying "Corman’s World establishes its subject as a fascinating contradiction, a madman with the calm, soothing, rational manner of the sanest man in the world. "[8]

The New York Times called it an "affectionate and informative documentary", praising both Corman's appearance in the film and its approach it his work.[9]

The London Evening Standard was more critical, calling it "A frustrating documentary about a frustrating man."[10]

The Hollywood Reporter praised the documentary, saying "Funny, quick-paced and stuffed with well-known interviewees, it naturally has far better niche theatrical prospects than anything its subject has produced lately."[11]

Dread Central awarded it a score of four and a half out of five, saying "It’s as inspiring as it is informative, and is a great tribute to a living legend."[12]

References

  1. ^ https://www.sundance.org/pdf/film-guide/2011/out-of-competition-films.pdf
  2. ^ 1/23/2011, DeFore, John "SUNDANCE REVIEW: Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/sundance-review-cormans-world-exploits-74772) The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  3. ^ January 20, 2011, Serafini, Matt "Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel to Debut on A&E "(http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/21774/corman-s-world-exploits-of-a-hollywood-rebel-to-debut-on-a-e/) Dread Central. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  4. ^ March 27, 2012 "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel DVD Listing" (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006QS9MKE Amazon. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  5. ^ Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Rotton Tomato Meter (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cormans_world_exploits_of_a_hollywood_rebel/) Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  6. ^ Lambie, Ryan, 20 Feb 2012 "Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel review" (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/7414/corman%E2%80%99s-world-exploits-of-a-hollywood-rebel-review) Den of Geek. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  7. ^ French, Philip, 19 February 2012 "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel – review" (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/feb/19/cormans-world-review) Retrieved 12 March 2016
  8. ^ By Rabin, Nathan, December 15, 2011 "Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel" (http://www.avclub.com/review/cormans-world-exploits-of-a-hollywood-rebel-66606) The A.V. Club. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  9. ^ Scott, A.O, DEC. 15, 2011, "The King of the B-Movie and His A-List Following" (https://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/movies/cormans-world-by-alex-stapleton-review.html?_r=0) The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  10. ^ 17 February 2012, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (https://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/film/cormans-world-exploits-of-a-hollywood-rebel-7446916.html) The London Evening Standard. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  11. ^ 1/23/2011, DeFore, John "SUNDANCE REVIEW: Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/sundance-review-cormans-world-exploits-74772) The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  12. ^ April 16, 2012, "Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Blu-ray / DVD)" (http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/32843/corman-s-world-exploits-of-a-hollywood-rebel-blu-ray-dvd/) Dread Central. Retrieved 19 May 2016
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