Friday, September 11, 2009

It's About Time! Roger Corman is Getting an Oscar!

From CHUD:

I cannot even believe I am typing these words but:

Roger Corman is getting an Oscar.

The maestro of cheapie genre films is finally being recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a lifetime of work that I guarantee to you is more influential than probably ten other random Oscar winners put together. If you just want to go 'serious,' Corman started the of people like Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese (and Joe Dante, Ron Howard, Alan Arkush, Jim Wynorski, Jim Cameron, Gale Ann Hurd, et al - MPB) (both of whom will hopefully be on hand) (and distributed films of Bergman and Fellini - MPB) but if you want to go 'film geek,' Corman is a giant, churning out low budget feature after feature that blazed the imaginations of generations of kids.

Were all of these films 'good?' Hell no. But they were all Corman.

This has been long overdue...

1 comment:

Roger Alford said...

Finally, an Oscar-cast worth seeing!