Roger Corman: A Filmmaker’s Filmmaker

Source: Quillette
by Jacob Bielecki

“All of Corman’s early films were shot in less than two weeks and cost less than $100,000 to make. He went to extraordinary lengths to ensure that his movies were completed on a tight schedule and an even tighter budget. He would have his cameramen follow ambulances and fire trucks around so that he could use the footage. To save time, Corman would film every shot in a single take. To save money, he didn’t obtain permits, but would simply shoot scenes on location as quickly as possible and then beat a hasty retreat before the police arrived.” (06/06/24)