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A New Book About Roger Corman: Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses

posted by Nell Minow

cormanThe most successful movie producer of all time is Roger Corman because every single one of his movies made money. Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman, King of the B Movie, released today, is the story of Corman, the self-proclaimed king of the B movie. No one would consider his films works of art, but he gave hungry and ambitious actors and directors their first opportunities to make movies.  As told by Corman himself and graduates of “The Corman Film School,” including Peter Bogdanovich, James Cameron, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese, this comprehensive oral history takes readers behind the scenes of more than six decades of American cinema, as now-legendary directors and actors candidly unspool recollections of working with Corman, continually one-upping one another with tales of the years before their big breaks.

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If you want to know more, read Corman’s autobiography: How I Made A Hundred Movies In Hollywood And Never Lost A Dime.  And watch his movies, including Candy Stripe Nurses, Private Duty Nurses, Night Call Nurses, Young NursesAttack of the Crab Monsters, War of the Satellites, and Not of This Earth.  Plus, this classic:

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