MovieLine - Corman’s World Review

MovieLine - Director, producer and distributor Roger Corman’s world seems suspended between magnetic poles: At true north he could be described as the godfather of independently produced and independent-minded film; way down south is the Corman who looks more like the godfather to Don Simpson, a crude flipper of hot cake flicks who originated the high concept, sensation-pummeling mainstream cinema we’re stuck with today. Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, director Alex Stapleton’s annotated filmography of the filmmaker’s wildly tentacular career, is less an attempt to reconcile those poles than to show how neatly and necessarily they are bound together, by both the financial nature of filmmaking and the stubborn question of taste.

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