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Author Aleksandrowicz, Pawel, author

Title The cinematography of Roger Corman : exploitation filmaker or auteur? / by Pawel Aleksandrowicz
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016


Description 1 online resource (viii, 208 pages)
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One; 1. Introduction; 2. The auteur theory; 3. Exploitation cinema; 4. Exploitation filmmakers as auteurs?; Chapter Two; 1. Introduction; 2. Corman's filmmaking career; 3. Corman's production process; 3.1. Choosing and financing a film idea; 3.2. Scriptwriting; 3.3. Casting; 3.4. Direction; 3.5. Post-production; 4. Conclusion; Chapter Three; 1. Fads as exploitable topics; 1.1. Rock and roll; 1.2. Reincarnation; 1.3. Royal jelly cosmetics; 1.4. Summary; 2. Exploitation and genre; 2.1. Science-fiction films
2.2. Teen film (juvenile delinquency)2.3. The gangster film; 2.4 Summary; 3. "Deep" exploitation; 3.1. Racial desegregation; 3.2. Counterculture; 3.3. Summary; 4. Conclusion; Chapter Four; 1. Introduction; 2. Female empowerment; 3. Outsider protagonist; 4. Gothic horror; 4.1. Poe's motifs; 4.2. Freudian motifs; 4.3. Corman's motifs; 5. Conclusion; Chapter Five; 1. Early films, 1955-1958; 2. Mature style; 2.1. Movement; 2.2. Deep shot; 2.3. Ambience, symbolism and expressionism; 3. Conclusion; Conclusion; Filmography; Bibliography
Summary Roger Corman is an ambiguous artistic figure. On the one hand, he is notorious for shooting and producing his films quickly, cheaply and with blatant disregard for safety measures, which, together with his ability to issue a dozen new films every year and his impressive filmography, have earned him the titles of "shlockmeister" and "the King of the B's" among film journalists. On the other hand, he became the youngest American director to be given a film retrospective at the prestigious Cinématèque Française in Paris, one of his directorial efforts - House of Usher - was selected for preservat
Bibliography Includes filmography and bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 6, 2017)
Subject Corman, Roger, 1926-2024 -- Criticism and interpretation
Corman, Roger, 1926-
Film, TV & radio.
Cultural studies.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781443843614