Roger Corman is a true independent maverick who directed and produced over 300 films in his illustrious career! A specialist in churning out low-budget films in as little as 3 days, Corman was able to turn profit on all of his films due to his strategic and efficient filmmaking style. Thanks to his low budgets and constant workflow, he was able to give a lot of Hollywood’s biggest stars today their starts! Guys like Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese James Cameron, Robert DeNiro, Peter Fonda, and more all got their start thanks to Roger Corman’s belief in them! Corman was also a go-to guy to house the talents of actors who Hollywood no longer casted like Vincent Price or Ray Milland.
Corman’s influence on cinema stretches so far and if it weren’t for him, many of the largest and most important films of the last 50 years never would have been made. Roger Corman should be at the top of every independent filmmakers list of influences and these films this week are just a few good ones to dive into to get a good understanding of the legend himself!
All of the films below are all films that Roger Corman either produced or directed.