Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) – By Brian Morton

If you don’t know who Roger Corman is, then you probably don’t know much about the history of the movies. Because, without Roger Corman, there just isn’t the movie industry as we know it today. And, if you think I’m exaggerating, then just look at the list of Hollywood giants that are in this doc about Corman: Scorsese, Nicholson, Howard, Coppola, Demme, Hopper…and so many more! If you love the movies, and don’t know about Roger Corman, then this is a ‘must watch’ movie!

This doc tells us the Corman’s story, how he got started in the movies, about the movies that he made and why he made them and about the up and coming filmmakers that he gave a chance to either make their film or appear in a film. If you love to hear these behind the scenes stories, then you’re going to love this movie. There’s Jack Nicholson, who tells us how he met Roger and how Roger put him in his first movie. There’s Ron Howard, who wanted more extras for a movie he was making for Corman. There’s Martin Scorsese, who got his start with Roger and just can’t say enough about him. It really is a who’s who of Hollywood and they’re all connected to Roger Corman!!!

If you love B or Exploitation movies, then you’ve, no doubt, seen more than one of Corman’s films, and you’ll love this documentary! I’m giving Corman’s World 4 out of 4 cigars, if you’re a fan it’s a must-see, if you’re not a fan, prepare to become one! You can get a copy for yourself….and you really should….by going over to http://www.anchorbayent.com.