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Roger Corman

Roger Corman is a producer and director of low-budget films; as such, he has apprenticed many now-famous directors, stressing the importance of budgeting and resourcefulness. Corman is probably best known for his filmings of various Edgar Allen Poe stories, including The Pit and the Pendulum and The Masque of the Red Death.

Corman received an industrial engineering degree from Stanford University. He began his career in 1953 as a producer and screenwriter, and began directing in 1955. Until his retirement in 1971 he would produce up to 7 movies a year, his fastest film was perhaps The Little Shop of Horrors which was shot in 2 days and 1 night.

Directors that have worked with him include Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, and John Sayles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Roger Corman Facts

Birth NameRoger William Corman
BirthdayApril 5, 1926 (97)
BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

Selected Filmography

Little Shop of Horrors
She Gods of Shark Reef
I, Mobster
The Terror
Terror, The
The Haunted Palace
Creature from the Haunted Sea
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Vincent Price: 6 Movie Collector's Edition
De Sade
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