R&A 12: Electrick Children

1 t 36 min  |  Rakkautta&Anarkiaa  |  Ensi-ilta: 20.9.2012

“We made them fast and cheap, and taste was out of the question, there was no need for taste," explains Martin Scorsese, one of the many film directors who worked for "the king of of the Bs", Roger Corman. The rebellious director and producer has made over 200 films on miniscule budgets. This excellent documentary features some of Corman's beliefs on movies and a cavalcade of Hollywood luminaries, including Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Ron Howard, William Shatner and Jonathan Demme singing his praises.

Corman, rather than coming across as a cigar-chomping maniac, is actually rather restrained and dignified, which is extraordinary given the ripe and gory material that he deals with. Alex Stapleton traces his work from the mid-1950s to the 1960s right up to now. This is a charming, occasionally touching tribute to Corman, who did it all outside of the studio system, making "outlaw movies" that are as "disreputable as possible". There's only one Roger Corman...

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