Roger Corman:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

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Biodrowski, Steve
"Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound." Cinefantastique, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 15, May 1990

Bourgoin, Stephane.
Roger Corman [Paris] : Edilig, [1983]
MAIN: PN1998.A3 C78631 1983; Storage Info: B 3 569 834

Chute, David
"The new world of Roger Corman." Film Comment Vol XVIII nr 2 (Mar-Apr 1982); p 27-32
Discusses the career of director/producer R.C. with particular emphasis on the work of his company New World Pictures

Cochran, David.
"The Low-Budget Modernism of Roger Corman." North Dakota Quarterly. 64 (1): 19-40. 1997 Winter.
"Examines the highly independent career of film director Roger Corman, a dominant figure in the B movie industry in the 1950's and 1960's who defied Hollywood conventions in exploitation films characterized by a pessimistic modernist sensibility and low-budget aesthetics." [America: History and Life]

Cochran, David.
"The Low-Budget Modernism of Roger Corman." In: America noir : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era / David Cochran. Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution Press, c2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS374.P63 C63 2000

Combs, Richard
"Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound." Sight and Sound, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 60-62, Winter 1990
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Corman, Roger.
How I made a hundred movies in Hollywood and never lost a dime New York : Da Capo Press, 1998.
MAIN: PN1998.3.C68 A3 1998
Contents via Google books

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel [videorecording]
Roger Corman is perhaps the most prolific and influential Hollywood filmmaker mainstream America has never heard of. This documentary attempts to rectify that injustice by not only examining Corman and his filmography, but also by attempting to explain why the writer-director-producer is more than just a low-budget schlockmeister. Featuring interviews with heavy hitters of Hollywood. Written and directed by Alex Stapleton. 2011. 90 min. DVD X7250

Dixon, Wheeler.
"In Defense of Roger Corman." Velvet Light Trap 16: 11-14. 1976 Fall.
Examination of some of the themes and methods that make the films of Roger Corman worthy of critical attention.

Dixon, Wheeler.
"Roger Corman: An Interview." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities. 8 (1): 2-15. 1988 Fall.

Dixon, Wheeler.
"Roger Corman." In: Collected interviews : voices from twentieth-century cinema / edited and with interviews by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .D539 2001

Dixon, Wheeler.
"Spectacles of impoverishment: recycling the image bank." In: The transparency of spectacle : meditations on the moving image / Wheeler Winston Dixon.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .D52 1998

Falicov, Tamara L.
"U.S.-Argentine Co-Productions, 1982-1990: Roger Corman, Aries Productions, 'Schlockbuster' Movies, and the International Market." Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 31-38, 2004
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Garmon, Ronald Dale.
"The Drive-In Revolution: American International Pictures, The Protest Film, And The Fall and Rise of Roger Corman." Journal of Unconventional History 1993 4(3): 41-59.
"During the 1950's and 1960's, Roger Corman (b. 1926) produced and directed for Hollywood's American International Pictures a succession of surrealist, absurdist, and socially critical films. Ostensibly aimed at the studio's teenage market, they subsequently became film cult favorites." [America: History and Life]

Goldstein, P.
"Roger to rookies: make it cheap." American Film Vol X nr 4 (Jan-Feb 1985); p 36-38,40,42-43
Anecdotal account of how various filmmakers got their start with Corman's New World Pictures.

Gray, Beverly.
Roger Corman : blood-sucking vampires, flesh-eating cockroaches, and driller killers. New York : Thunder's Mouth Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2004.
MAIN: PN1998.3.C68 G75 2004

Hendershot, Cyndy
"Domesticity and horror in House of Usher and Village of the damned." Quarterly Review of Film and Video Vol XVII nr 3 (Oct 2000); p 221-227
Uses two representative horror films from 1960, "House of Usher" and "The village of the damned" in order to explore the different guises of the horrific within the realm of the domestic.

Heffernan, James A. W.
""A sissified Bela Lugosi": Vincent Price, William Castle, and AIP's Poe adaptations." / Kevin Heffernan. Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.H45 2004

Hogan, David J.
"The Ironic Universe of Roger Corman." In: Dark romance : sexuality in the horror film / by David J. Hogan. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1986.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.H591 1986
Moffitt PN1995.9.H6.H59 1986

Jancovich, Mark.
"The Crisis of Identity and the American Gothic Revival: From Forbidden Planet to the films of Roger Corman." In: Rational fears : American horror in the 1950s Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 J37 1996

Jancovich, Mark.
"Teenagers and the Independents." In: Rational fears : American horror in the 1950s Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 J37 1996

Keser, Robert
"Dancing with Werewolves: John Sayles in Roger Corman's Hollywood: It Came from New World Pictures! Bright Lights2003 Aug.

Love, Damien
"Nearer My Corman to Thee: Roger Corman Remembers, and Roger Corman Remembered." Bright Lights Films Journal, May 2007 | Issue 56

Maddrey, Joseph
"Roger Corman: Counterculture and Creature Features." In: Nightmares in red, white and blue : the evolution of the American horror film / Joseph Maddrey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 M24 2004
Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 M24 2004
Contents via Google books

Maddrey, Joseph
"The Monster is Madness: Castle, Corman, and California Gothic." In: Nightmares in red, white and blue : the evolution of the American horror film / Joseph Maddrey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 M24 2004
Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 M24 2004
Contents via Google books

Mason, J.
The making of 'The wild angels'. Interview with Roger Corman." Journal of Popular Film and Television Vol V nr 3-4 (1976); p 263-272
R.C. discusses the making of the film and the significance of earlier motorcycle films, esp. "The wild one".

McGee, Mark Thomas.
Roger Corman, the best of the cheap acts. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1988.
MAIN: PN1998.3.C68 M341 1988

Morris, Gary
"Downward Mobility: On Roger Corman's Bloody Mama." Bright Lights Film Journal, vol. 59, pp. (no pagination), Feb 2008

Morris, Gary
"Feminism and exploitation. Roger Corman's New World Pictures." Bright Lights nr 10 (July 1993); p 18-23
An examination of films from Roger Corman's production company New World Pictures reveals a consistently feminist viewpoint amidst the exploitation elements.

Morris, Gary
"From the House to the Tomb: Exploring the Corman/Poe Films." Bright Lights Film Journal, November 2010 | Issue 70

Morris, Gary
Roger Corman Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1985.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 C78651 1985
MOFF: PN1998.A3 C7865 1985

Morris, Gary
"Roger Corman on New World Pictures." Bright Lights Issue 27 January 2000

Morris, Gary
"Toward a Lexicon of Roger Corman's New World Pictures." Bright Lights Issue 27 January 2000

Naha, Ed.
The films of Roger Corman : brilliance on a budget New York : Arco Pub., c1982
MAIN: PN1998.A3 .C7866

Newman, Kim
"Roger Corman and New World." In: Contemporary American cinema
Edited by Linda Ruth Williams and Michael Hammond. London ; Boston : Open University Press, c2006.
Full-text of this book available online via ebrary [UC Berkeley users only]

Osgerby, Bill .
"Sleazy riders: exploitation, "otherness," and transgression in the 1960s biker movie." (Critical Essay) Journal of Popular Film and Television Fall 2003 v31 i3 p98(11) (8270 words)
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"The author explores the nature, history, and significance of the wave of outlaw biker movies produced in the United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He argues that films such as The Wild Angels (1966) gave ambivalent treatment to the outlaw biker mythology. In some respects, the marauding motorcycle gang was presented as chilling evidence of a collapsing social order. In other respects, the biker movies reveled in their antiheroes' flouting of mainstream values, with an emphasis on transgressive difference that effectively effaced the divide between commercial exploitation and avant-garde experiment." [Expanded Academic Index]

Peary, Gerald
"Roger Corman: they call him cheap, quick and 'America's greatest independent film maker.'" (includes filmography of his films on video) American Film June 1990 v15 n9 p52(3)

Pendleton, Thomas A
"What[?] Price [?] Shakespeare [?]" [Theatre of Blood] Literature/Film Quarterly 29:2 [2001] p. 135-146
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Pharr, Mary.
"Different Shops of Horrors: From Roger Corman's Cult Classic to Frank Oz's Mainstream Musical." In: Modes of the fantastic : selected essays from the twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.
MAIN: PN56.F34 I58 1991;

Ray, Fred Olen
"Filmgroup / Roger Corman." In: The new poverty row : independent filmmakers as distributors Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1991.
MAIN: PN1993.5.U6 R37 1991

Sellars, Simon
"'Flesh dissolved in an acid of light': The B-movie as second sight." Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies Volume 24, Issue 5, 2010
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Silver, Alain
Roger Corman : metaphysics on a shoestring Los Angeles : Silman-James Press, c2006.
PFA : PN1998.3.C67 S55 2006
MAIN: PN1998.3.C68 S55 2006

Worland, Rick
"AIP's Pit and the pendulum : Poe as drive-in gothic." In: Planks of reason : essays on the horror film / edited by Barry Keith Grant and Christopher Sharrett. Rev. ed. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.P56 2004

Worland, Rick
"Faces Behind the Mask: Vincent Price, "Dr. Phibes," and the Horror Genre in Transition." Post Script - Essays in Film and the Humanities 22:2 [Winter-Spring 2003] p. 20-33
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"Worland extensively analyzes the 1973 horror film "The Abominable Dr. Phibes," released through [H]Roger [H]Corman's American International Pictures, directed by Robert Fuest, and starring Vincent Price. Worland situates "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" as an important example of the horror genre in transition, due to its clever referencing of both previous horror movies and of Vincent Price's alternate cultural persona as a refined aesthete and as a spokesperson for the retailer Sears Roebuck & Co. Worland examines the movie and compares and contrasts its central character, its plot, and its overall theme to previous Price star vehicles of the 1950s and 1960s as well as the 1925 silent version of "The Phantom of the Opera." He also studies the marketing of the film, which was billed as Vincent Price's 100th release." [International Index to the Performing Arts]

Yates, Steven.
"Invasion of the Mutant B-Movie Producers." Kinoeye. 3 (1): [no pagination]. 2003 Jan 20.

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