Thursday, August 16, 2018

Roger Corman's Political Leanings

I'm currently in the process of re-reading Beverly Gray's insightful book Roger Corman - An Unauthorized Biography of the Godfather of Indie Filmmaking (2000). It was a pleasure reading it the first time around. Last night I came across this little passage discussing Corman's politics:

... Roger once informed his young children (in the presence of then assistant Anna Roth) that Democrats are naturally superior in terms of both "IQ and compassion."

I've long admired Roger Corman.


Dominic M said...

I read a bio on him years ago. Still stunned at how he could go from idea to finished product. Sometimes just 3 days!

Simon St. Laurent said...

"How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime" is recommended reading.

The Little Shop of Horrors was shot in a few days. That is the example cited when discussing Corman's efficiency.

Thanks for the note.