Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
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Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"Like many of the 400-odd movies Roger Corman has produced and/or directed, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel has a title that sizzles over content that merely simmers."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"To fresh eyes, Corman's World may feel more like a meal; to the rest of us, it's merely a glance at the menu."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR
"Surprisingly, there's a very sour tone to "Corman's World" that undercuts a lot of the attempts to look back at Roger Corman's films with a laugh and a nostalgic gleam."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Along the way this documentary interviews the likes of Nicholson, Ron Howard and (of course) Corman himself. Add some scarce footage and you've got a winner that is sure to please die-hard fans as well as newbies."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"A well-earned and affectionate spotlight on a man who, let's face it, is one of the most impressive film producers who ever lived."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"The results are solid and educative."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"The funniest thing about Corman -- it's a joke he's in on -- is the disparity between the movies he makes and the precise, polite, almost scholarly demeanor he projects."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"[I]f it doesn't offer anything new to our understanding of Corman, as filmmaker, producer, or person, it nicely encapsulates his legacy..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Almost any documentary on Roger Corman would be fascinating, and Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, directed by Alex Stapleton, is certainly that."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Great clips and interviews with, among others including Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and William Shatner."
‑ Mark Adams, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Alex Stapleton's lively, engrossing and enlightening documentary about a career that can be described as surprising on multiple counts."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"An excellent introduction to a director equally adept at following his own vision and nurturing those of others."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"At one point in this joyful documentary, Jack Nicholson discusses the countless cheapies produced by Roger Corman and cracks, "By mistake, he actually made a good picture every once in a while.""
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Entertaining and informative, whetting the appetite for a more in-depth exploration of Corman's body of work."
‑ Josh Bell,
"None of it gets us anywhere truly close to the beating heart of an essentially retiring figure."
‑ Adam Lee Davies, Little White Lies
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