How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime

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Da Capo Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 237 pages
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In these pages Roger Corman, the most successful independent filmmaker in Hollywood relates his experiences as the director and/or producer of such low-budget classics Attack of the Crab Monsters, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Raven, The Man with the X-ray Eyes, The Wild Angels, The Trip, Night Call Nurses, Bloody Mama, Piranha, and many others. He also discusses his distribution of the Bergman, Fellini, and Truffaut movies that later won Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category. Corman alumni?John Sayles, Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, Peter Fonda, Joe Dante, and Jonathan Demme, among others?contribute their recollections to give added perspective to Corman's often hilarious, always informative autobiography.
 

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As a screenwriter, producer, and director, Corman is responsible for making many of the most god-awful--but profitable--stinkers in cinematic history. Still, he launched the careers of many other ... Read full review

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Corman has had two careers in Hollywood. From 1955 to 1971, he produced and directed dozens of low-budget science fiction, horror, and action movies, all of them (as the title says) successful. That ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
4
Chapter 2
14
Chapter 3
24
Chapter 5
52
Chapter 6
62
Chapter 7
78
Chapter 8
98
Chapter 9
108
Chapter 11
132
Chapter 12
156
Chapter 13
170
Chapter 14
180
Chapter 15
196
Chapter 16
214
Chapter 17
226
Copyright

Chapter 10
124

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About the author (1998)

Roger Corman founded the film company AIP, and has directed and/or produced such low-budget classics as Attack of the Crab Monsters, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Raven, The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, The Wild Angels, The Trip, Night Call Nurses, Bloody Mama, Piranha, and many others.

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