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Trailer Watch - Director Alex Stapleton Spotlight's Roger Corman In "Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel"

by Cynthia Reid
November 30, 2011 11:15 AM
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Roger Corman is considered "the king" of low budget films having created such cult classics as The Little Shop Of Horrors, Last Woman On Earth and Creature From The Haunted Sea among others.  He also launched a large number of well-known directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Jonathan Demme.  So how did first-time director Alex Stapleton get the "godfather" of indie cinema to co-sign on her documentary about him?  Simple...she just asked!

In my interview with Alex, which will be posted soon, she reveals why she chose to spotlight the icon as her first directorial production, how she financed it, the influence of Pam Grier and how she almost lost the project to competition.

Until then...check out the trailer for Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and hits theaters on December 16.

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  • James Madison | December 1, 2011 3:24 AMReply

    Good stuff. Looking forward to the interview Cynthia.

  • Undercover screenwriter | November 30, 2011 2:07 PMReply

    Thanks for the upload Cynthia! I'm curious about how she got the interview as well. As a writer and an aspiring documentarian I need the 411!

  • Yoga Lover | November 30, 2011 11:36 AMReply

    I will be watching this, if for no other reason than to see how the fuck this girl got an interview with the man who NEVER gives interviews (unless he's plugging a film) and is cagey even when he does talk...Bob DeNiro. Talk about a cinematic coup d'etat! Oh, and I love Pam Grier.

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