Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses

Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses

Roger Corman : King of the B Movie

Book - 2013
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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
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2013
ISBN: 9781419706691
Characteristics: xvi, 247 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm


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Feb 10, 2014

I'm glad Roger Corman (still active at 87) is alive to enjoy his current renaissance. There was a documentary ("Corman's World") a few years ago, many of his films are making their way to DVD (Shout! factory editions are the best) and now we have this lavish coffee table cook, which is worth it for the awesome/kitschy movie posters alone. But it also tells the story of Corman and his movies from those who were there. Even if you dismiss his movies at trash (in which case you are too snobby for your own good), you have to respect the man for recognizing talent and giving future Oscar-winning directors like Coppola, Scorsese and Demme early breaks. A terrific books for the Corman fan and for all fans of gloriously cheesy b movies. It's only missing a complete filmography. 5 Corman movies to start with: "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Masque of the Red Death," "Attack of the Crab Monsters," "Caged Heat," "Battle Beyond the Stars."

Pierre_biblio Oct 19, 2013

An essential book for anyone interested in popular culture and cinema. Anyone in the second half of their life will likely relate to some of the material in this book in one way or another. It may be kitsch, it may be cheesy, it may be in poor taste; still we grew up with those movies, in the same way we grew up with amusement parks, penny arcades and bell bottom jeans...


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