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Florida Film Festival Outlook - CinemaDave

Dec. 31st, 2005 05:59 pm Florida Film Festival Outlook

While the Palm Beach International Film Festival
resumes its 11 Anniversary in late April, Delray
Beach will inaugurate their own film festival in early
March. The Guest of Honor is Roger Corman, a man who
directed over 100 movies and never lost a dime.
Ironically it is as a bit actor in two of his
prodigy’s movies, that Corman participated in two
Oscar winning best pictures classics – "The Silence of
the Lambs" and "The Godfather Part II."

Thanks to Gregory von Hausch’s heroic efforts, the
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival survived
Wilma to celebrate a 20-year anniversary. It is too
bad that the closing films like the self indulgent
“Berkeley” had to pander to the
misery-loves-company-crowd. On both the consumer and
production ends of the movie business, these Woodstock
Whiners have alienated many mainstream ticket buyers
from seeing potentially good movies like “Aurora
Borealis.” http://fliff.com/2005/home.htm

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Date:January 4th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)

Roger Corman

I always enjoy it when Roger Corman appears on the TV talk shows. He has a zillion true and delightful showbiz stories. He once put on the gloves and briefly sparred with Charles Bronson and soon found out that Bronson's boxing skills were good enough to be slightly terrifying.

Mr. Corman studied engineering as a young man and said that it was excellent preparation for making low budget films on a tight schedule. The list of top actors and directors he nurtured is long and distinguished, and Roger is also a fine actor in his own right.

North Star
Date:January 5th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)

Re: Roger Corman

Roger Corman's voice over on his Edgar Allen Poe's DVDs are an education for young film makers. Corman provides a great lesson on how to produce so much with so little.

While he was not a Corman protege, Bryan Singer used the same technique for his "X Men" movies.
Date:January 5th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)

Re: Roger Corman

The behind the scenes info and comments on DVD's from the actors, producers, directors and others involved in the filming process are one of my favorite DVD extra features. It's the ideal medium for Roger Corman.
Date:January 5th, 2006 12:01 pm (UTC)

Re: Roger Corman

When we began our "Literary Cinema" program - the first movie we chose for Halloween 2004 was "Masque of Red Death," starring Vincent Prioce and Jane user. I learned that "Masque" will be on TCM soon.