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 most influential force in modern movie making. Corman's World tracks the rise of a prolific writer-director-producer, the true godfather of independent film making.
Roger Corman, Paul W.S. Anderson, Allan Arkush, Eric Balfour, Timur Bekmambetov, Peter Bogdanovich, Darren Lynn Bousman, Bob Burns, Eric Caidin, Steve Carver, Julie Corman, Mary Corman, Gene Corman, Catherine Corman, David Crosby, Joe Dante, Jonathan Demme, Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Frances Doel, Peter Fonda, Beverly Gray, Pam Grier, Catherine Hardwicke, Jonathan Haze, Monte Hellman, Frank Henenlotter, George Hickenlooper, Clint Howard, Ron Howard, Gale Anne Hurd, Lloyd Kaufman, Sally Kirkland, Traci Lords, Mara Manus, Richard Matheson, Todd McCarthy, Dick Miller, Frank Moreno, Jack Nicholson, Kevin O'Neal, Polly Platt, Marky Ramone, Brett Ratner, Eli Roth, John Sayles, Martin Scorsese, William Shatner, Talia Shire, Nancy Sinatra, Penelope Spheeris, R A Thorburn, Tony Timpone, James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Alex Winter, Mary Woronov, Jim Wynorski, David Carradine, Jonathan Kaplan, Tom Sherak, Quentin Tarantino, Gary J Tunnicliffe