May 12, 2024

RIP-Roger Corman :

He was a huge influence on U.S. cinema and because he was indie in the machine dominated Hollywood of the day he was able to (and did) find, elevate, and give room to fly many iconoclastic talents that would have been  ignored or buried by an industry that could not abide their out of the box thinking and styles. Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicolson, James Cameron , and many others got their starts because of him. He had another, albeit indirect effect on American Pop-Culture. As the head filmmaker for the indie studio American International Pictures he was instrumental to introducing the American audience to several Kurosawa films, popularizing & legitimizing Japanese cinema in the eyes of the U.S. general public (as opposed to the hoity-toity art house set). Because of his Corman was (very) tangentially involved in bringing over another movie that had similarities to his own radioactive monster films.

 Godzilla opened the door to Japanese sci-fi, and a decade later the first Americanized anime.

This, in turn, set the great historical pachinko machine in motion in that particular set of "clicks" that resulted in...


 Thank you Roger Corman.  


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