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31st July 2014

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Roger Corman on expensive films

Interviewer: When you read that a picture cost 35 million dollars to make, what do you think of that cost?

Roger Corman: Actually, I think it’s wrong. I think the artist should be able to express himself for less money than that, and the businessman should be able to invest his money better. I think from both an artistic and a commercial standpoint, it is wrong to spend that much money. And in addition I think there are better things to do with the money in our society.

I: For example.

RC: You could—for 30 million dollars or 40 million dollars, which is what some of these films are costing, you could rebuild a portion of the slums of a city. Just as one example.

I: Mm-hm. So you think it’s obscene, to spend that much money.

RC: Yes, I would use that word.

From an interview excerpted in the documentary Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011).

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30th July 2014

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Contrastive reduplication in The Master (2012)

Contrastive reduplication in The Master (2012)

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22nd July 2014

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8th July 2014

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24th June 2014

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You can argue forever about the content of a film, its aesthetic, its style, even its moral posture; but the crucial imperative is to avoid boredom at all costs.
— Luis Buñuel, My Last Breath (1982), tr. Abigail Israel

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13th June 2014

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

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10th June 2014

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Elvis meets a fan.

Elvis meets a fan.

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4th June 2014

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Terrence Malick films have a lot of trees in them

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Film, University of Southampton

Philosophising Through Film: Reflections on Nature and Humanity in the Films of Terrence Malick

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1st June 2014

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The Cat and the Canary (1927)

The Cat and the Canary (1927)

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30th May 2014

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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

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