Roger Corman, “pope of pop cinema”

Ciné + Classic pays tribute to the American director who has given his letters of nobility to the B series.

“If Roger Corman did not exist, he would have had to be invented.” This Saturday, Ciné + Classic paid tribute to Roger Corman, the 94-year-old American filmmaker and producer. Through an original documentary, entitled Roger Corman, the king of series B, (10:05 p.m.) and two of his films inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe, The Tomb of Ligeia (8.50 p.m.) and The Mask of the Red Death (23 hours). “He is above all a director and an entrepreneur who never stops launching projects. Soon to be 95, he goes to his Los Angeles office every day ”, specifies Bertrand Tessier, journalist and author of Roger Corman, the pope of pop cinema.

“He’s a legend in the United States, he received an honorary Oscar, Tessier continues. He marked the history of the seventh art by giving its letters of nobility to the B series. Thanks to him, we realized that this genre was a way of telling things about society and had an aesthetic and cultural value. is the very essence of pop culture. ”

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