In anticipation of our international premiere in the Cannes’ Film Festival Official Selection, Fortissimo has taken all international rights to Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel. You can read the full press release at indieWIRE. Fortissimo is the perfect home for the film, and as I’ve been friends with many of the good folks at Fortissimo for years now, it’s truly exciting to be able to finally work together.
The documentary is an homage to Corman, a Hollywood legend who was an inspiration for many of today’s most important directors and actors. His filmography includes Five Guns West (1955), Swamp Women (1955), It Conquered the World (1956), Not of This Earth (1957), Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957), The Undead (1957), The Wasp Woman (1959), A Bucket of Blood (1959), House of Usher (1960), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), Last Woman on Earth (1960), Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Premature Burial (1962), The Intruder (1962), Tales of Terror (1962), X (1963), The Haunted Palace (1963), The Raven (1963), The Terror (1963), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), The Tomb of Ligeia (1964), The Secret Invasion (1964), The Wild Angels (1966), The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967), The Trip (1967), Bloody Mama (1970), Gas-s-s-s (1971), Von Richthofen and Brown (1971), and Frankenstein Unbound (1990).
Stapleton’s film features extensive interviews with Roger Corman, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, and many others. French music group Air composed the score (the band previously wrote the music to The Virgin Suicides and contributed tracks to Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette). CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL proved to be a surprise hit at the Sundance Film Festival where it was initially unveiled to critical acclaim.