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"I don't want anybody to use the words 'good taste' around here." --Roger Corman

In a way, Roger Corman was to American cinema what Jess Franco was to European cinema. [Dec 2005]


There was a time in the early nineties - after I'd gotten hold of the film encyclopedia Cult Movie Stars by Danny Peary - when I visited nearly every video rental store in Antwerp to search for Roger Corman tapes. I managed to see about 20 Corman related films in that period of which The Intruder starring William Shatner I still find the most rewarding.

David Carradine once said,"It's almost as though you can't have a career in this business without having passed through Roger Corman's hands for at least a moment."

Films as director: The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - The Intruder (1962) - X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) - Masque of the Red Death (1964) - The Wild Angels (1966)

Films as distributor: Fantastic Planet (1973)

Alumni: Peter Bogdanovich - James Cameron - Francis Ford Coppola - Joe Dante - Jonathan Demme - Jack Nicholson - John Sayles - Martin Scorsese

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