TV rights for “Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel,” a docu chronicling the career of producer-director Roger Corman set to bow Friday at Sundance, have been acquired by A&E IndieFilms. Independent film maverick. Trailblazing writer/director who takes chances with style and script. Inspirational humanist. Box-office success. Indie filmmaker from the 1970s or 1990s? NoÃ¢â‚¬â€Roger Corman! While known for working fastÃ¢â‚¬â€some of his films were made in two daysÃ¢â‚¬â€and wallowing in the B-movie world of monsters, bad special effects, schlocky acting, and plentiful nudity, Corman is also a respected rebel of cinema. He dealt with hot-button social topics like race and feminism. He created his own production and distribution company, tagging it “AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Biggest Independent.” And he taught the next generation of film greats, including Scorsese, Demme, even Ron Howard. From CormanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first 1955 feature to the set of his new film, Dinoshark, this entertaining documentary has all the blood and guts of CormanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lurid and fascinating career, with essential insights from contemporaries and students. Learn the roots of indie filmmaking, laced with boobs and violence!
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