Friday, September 18, 2009

Posterized: The Roger Corman Edition

This will be a collection of selected posters that highlight Roger Corman's producing and directing oeuvre, a complete chronicling of the man's prolific career would result in the largest blog entry known to mankind. Between 1955 and 1970 alone the man directed fifty films!

The films, years of release, Corman's capacity on the project and some notable co-contributors are listed. The involvement Samuel Arkoff and James Nicholson, his frequent co-producers, is assumed.

Swamp Women (1955, director-his directorial debut)

Not of this Earth (1957, producer-director)

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957, producer-director)

A Bucket of Blood (1959, producer-director) [stars Dick Miller]

Little Shop of Horrors (1960, producer-director) [starring Jack Nicholson]

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961, producer-director) [starring Vincent Price and Barbara Steele, written by Richard Matheson]

Premature Burial (1962, producer) [starring Ray Milland, Hazel Court and Dick Miller, assistant director: Francis Ford Coppola]

The Terror (1963, producer-director) [starring Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson and Dick Miller, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, location direction by Monte Hellman, screenplay by Jack Hill]

X: The Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963, producer-director) [starring Ray Milland and Don Rickles]

Dementia 13 (1963, producer) [co-written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, his debut, co-written by Jack Hill]

The Wild Angels (1966, producer-director) [starring Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, edited by Monte Hellman, Peter Bogdanovich was the director's assistant]

The Trip (1967, producer-director) [starring Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern and Dick Miller, written by Jack Nicholson

Bloody Mama (1970, producer-director) [starring Shelley Winters, Robert DeNiro, Bruce Dern, Scatman Crothers]
Boxcar Bertha (1972, producer) [starring Barbara Hershey and David Carridine, directed by Martin Scorsese]

Caged Heat (1974, producer) [written and directed by Jonathan Demme, his directorial debut, cinematagrophy by Tak Fujimoto, music by John Cale!]

Cockfighter (1974, producer) [directed by Monte Hellman, starring Warren Oates and Harry Dean Stanton]

Big Bad Mama (1974, producer) [starring Angie Dickinson, William Shatner and Tom Skerritt]

Death Race 2000 (1975, producer) [directed by Paul Bartel, starring David Carradine and Slyvester Stallone]

Hollywood Boulevard (1976, producer) [directed by Allan Arkush and Joe Dante, his directorial debut]

Jackson County Jail (1976, producer) [starring Tommy Lee Jones and Howard Hesseman]

Eat My Dust (1976, producer) [starring Ron Howard, set decoration by Bill Paxton!]

Grand Theft Auto (1977, producer) [starring and directed by Ron Howard, his directorial debut, edited by Joe Dante]

Piranha (1978, producer) [directed and edited by Joe Dante, co-written by John Sayles, music by Pino Donaggio, make-up effects by Rob Bottin]

Saint Jack (1979, producer) [directed and co-written by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Ben Gazzara]
Rock N' Roll High School (1979, producer) [starring PJ Soles and The Ramones, cinematagrophy by Dean Cundey, second unit direction by Joe Dante and Jerry Zucker]

Humanoids From the Deep (1980, producer) [starring Vic Morrow, music by James Horner]

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980, producer-director) [starring Robert Vaughn, George Peppard, John Saxon and Sybil Danning, co written by John Sayles, music by James Horner, art direction by James Cameron, assistant production manager Gale Anne Hurd]

Deathstalker (1983, executive producer)

Chopping Mall (1986, executive producer)

Summer Camp Nightmare (1987, executive producer) [starring Chuck Conners] Not one of Corman's more notable films, but I remember watching it a lot via a VHS tape I recorded off HBO during one summer (87 or 88)

1 comment:

Mummbles said...

They sure do not make posters like they used to. Lots of pretty big name actors in these movies. I think the only movie I have seen is Deathrace 2000.

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