October is the perfect time to dive into the oeuvre of Roger Corman!
Popularly known as the "King of the B-Movie", his influence on modern American cinema is almost incalculable. For every quickie "exploitation" film he made, he also delivered well-respected art films or "message" pictures. In 2009, he was honored with an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
With hundreds of movies to his credit, Corman is one of the most prolific producers the film medium has ever produced, and one of the most successful--in his nearly-six-decades in the business, only about a dozen of his films have failed to turn a profit. Corman's filmography is packed with hundreds of remarkably entertaining films, dozens of genuine cult classics.
Roger Corman mentored and gave a start to many young film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Peter Bogdanovich. He also helped launch the careers of actors such as Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, William Shatner and Peter Fonda.
1990 marked the publication of his biography "How I Made A Hundred Movies in Hollywood And Never Lost A Dime," one of the all-time great books on film-making.
And now we also have the book, "Crab monsters, teenage cavemen, and candy stripe nurses, Roger Corman, king of the B movie", a thorough account of the life of low-budget film director, producer, and writer Roger Corman, including essays, interviews, full-color poster reproductions, and behind-the-scenes photographs.
This book is available in the New Book Room under the call # 791.430233 N253C 2013.
WPPL has several of his best-known Edgar Allan Poe adaptations on DVD, and nearly all of this films are available to you through Search Ohio! So why wait, dig in!