Any examples of directors putting their politics into Corman films?
Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:10 PM
at low budgets with long hours and shared sets from other movies; he had a sort
of freedom for directors. As long as they got the job done on time and on budget,
if not faster and cheaper, and also as long as the film contained whatever obligatory
topless/fight scenes were requisite for the drive-in crowds; the directors were fairly
free to inject whatever subtexts or polemical spins they wanted.
I've heard that many fast directors used this to their advantages but I'm wondering if
anybody can give any examples of this in either Corman films or even any other films,
whether with permission or hijacked by the director.
Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:01 AM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:04 AM
Read Rodger's How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime! Corman is my hero. The ONLY thing negative you could possible say is he would only risk shooting up to a certain budget because he was using his own money...if that's REALLY a negative. This guy is a genius in the truest sense of the word and you can learn a LOT from this book.