Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Roger Corman's 85th Birthday - Happy Birthday Roger!

Filmmaking - milestones

Roger Corman, the elegant "King of the Indies"
turns 85 years old today! Go Roger!

I had dinner with Roger Corman, on a boat in Seattle years
ago, and could not get over it, this elegant gentleman in a
cashmere sweater was the same man who Directed a movie
called "Bucket of Blood."

Years later, I worked at his secret Venice movie studio,
and learned a lot about making movies, perhaps the most
important thing is, Don't listen to anybody who says you can't.

Back when, Roger had a rubber stamp and a ream of typing paper for his stationery, dressed in simple elegance, and refused to waste a cent. He wrote the book on the subject.

Eighty-five years old is quite an achievement, so I send
a heartfelt (and cheap) Happy Birthday Roger Corman!


  1. Happy Birthday, Roger!

  2. What's great about Roger is the sense that he was participating in the modern moviemaking model, building his own brand and creating mass product long before anybody else. His business model in how he made over 100 movies and never lost a dime is still relevant today - if not more so.

    Jason Brubaker