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Corman wins Oscar

Sep. 11, 2009by:

It might boggle your mind to hear this (it certainly boggles mine that I'm even writing this) but the man who directed the 1994 FANTASTIC FOUR film, THE WASP WOMAN and SKI TROOP ATTACK is being presented with an Academy Award. The Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this morning their honorary Oscars this morning and Roger Corman's name was among those selected to receive an award for his contribution to cinema. Normally the award is reserved for people like Lauren Bacall (who is also receiving an honorary Oscar this year and certainly deserves it) but the Academy decided to think outside of the box this year and deservedly so. It's insanely geeky cool to see Corman finally get his due.

Of course the year the Oscars decide to give an honorary Oscar to someone who's presentation I'd love to see and this is the year they've opted NOT to air those awards during the telecast. Instead Bacall, Corman and legendary cinematographer Gordon Willis (THE GODFATHER, ANNIE HALL) will receive their Oscars at the Governor's Awards dinner on November 14th. So good for Corman and bad that he won't be getting his due in front of a televised audience. Now I ask you, what's your favorite Corman film (directed or produced)?

Extra Tidbit: I'm going with BLOODY MAMA.
Source: NY Times

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10:20AM on 09/11/2009

Holy Sh*t !

I'm always watching B movies and Corman's films are still entertaining ! One of my favorite is A Bucket of Blood.
I'm always watching B movies and Corman's films are still entertaining ! One of my favorite is A Bucket of Blood.
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11:42AM on 09/11/2009
Corman only produced the 1994 Fantastic Four flick ... But who cares, even a Power Rangers episode looked better.
Corman only produced the 1994 Fantastic Four flick ... But who cares, even a Power Rangers episode looked better.
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12:36PM on 09/11/2009
It's about time! There are few people who've had more effect on twentieth century cinema than Corman, so it's great to see him finally getting some recognition!
It's about time! There are few people who've had more effect on twentieth century cinema than Corman, so it's great to see him finally getting some recognition!
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1:15PM on 09/11/2009

Bout Damn Time!

I Still Love His Work On Stab 3!
I Still Love His Work On Stab 3!
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1:27PM on 09/11/2009

Score.

The pedigree of talent he introduced to the industry alone should be enough to get him an Oscar, let alone his catalogue of ridiculously fun movies. Best choice the Academy has made in this category since Morricone.
The pedigree of talent he introduced to the industry alone should be enough to get him an Oscar, let alone his catalogue of ridiculously fun movies. Best choice the Academy has made in this category since Morricone.
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1:37PM on 09/11/2009
Congrats! Roger Corman
Congrats! Roger Corman
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1:38PM on 09/11/2009

Corman didn't direct FF '94

...that would be Oley Sassone.

But no one can deny that he has made an incredible contribution to cinema. He richly deserves being honored.
...that would be Oley Sassone.

But no one can deny that he has made an incredible contribution to cinema. He richly deserves being honored.
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2:06PM on 09/11/2009
Congrats Roger Corman! Next up: Sir Christopher Lee!
Congrats Roger Corman! Next up: Sir Christopher Lee!
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2:18PM on 09/11/2009
Great news and gongrats to Roger Corman.
Great news and gongrats to Roger Corman.
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4:11PM on 09/11/2009
My favorite one is Fall of the House of Usher. So creepy and campy! Great ending too!
My favorite one is Fall of the House of Usher. So creepy and campy! Great ending too!
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5:04PM on 09/11/2009
"The Little Shop of Horrors." So good they made a Broadway musical out of it.
"The Little Shop of Horrors." So good they made a Broadway musical out of it.
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7:28PM on 09/11/2009
So awesome; this is a huge middle finger to people like Michael Bay MWAHAHAHAHA.

But what really pisses me off is that it won't be televised. Fucking travesty!
So awesome; this is a huge middle finger to people like Michael Bay MWAHAHAHAHA.

But what really pisses me off is that it won't be televised. Fucking travesty!
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9:12PM on 09/13/2009

Wooooooh!!!!

Roger Corman!!!!!
Favorite Corman movie? I'm going The Big Bird Cage.

Somebody should get a petition started for there to be a 'Corman montage' during the Oscars.
Roger Corman!!!!!
Favorite Corman movie? I'm going The Big Bird Cage.

Somebody should get a petition started for there to be a 'Corman montage' during the Oscars.
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9:19PM on 09/13/2009

Corman

One thing to consider is that Corman is just an incredibly cool guy. Good humored yet professional. The kind of guy you'd really want as a mentor, and therefore unsurprising that many of Hollywood's top tier talents cut their teeth working for him.
One thing to consider is that Corman is just an incredibly cool guy. Good humored yet professional. The kind of guy you'd really want as a mentor, and therefore unsurprising that many of Hollywood's top tier talents cut their teeth working for him.
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