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    Over on the Criterion Channel, we’re premiering the second installment of Adventures in Moviegoing, an original series in which we invite filmmakers, actors, musicians, and other artists to talk about the role that movies have played in their lives. Following our episode with Bill Hader last November, our latest edition features Pulitzer Prize–winning film critic Joe Morgenstern interviewing legendary director, producer, and distributor Roger Corman, who shares his memories of the wide range of work he made and championed throughout his career as an independent-film trailblazer. In the clip below, Corman recounts the unconventional theatrical release of Ingmar Bergman’s 1972 Cries and Whispers, which was distributed stateside by his company New World Pictures. Watch the full conversation on the Channel, along with a selection of films mentioned in the program, which include the dystopian satire Death Race 2000 and Akira Kurosawa’s Dersu Uzala.


  • By Davey32
    January 23, 2017
    11:53 PM

    This clip proves that you can never go wrong with the great Roger Corman. Without him, independent film would never be as important as it is now.
  • By EricJ
    February 14, 2017
    12:01 PM

    I know Criterion's only examining Corman as New World distributor, but if you've heard his commentary on the Vincent Price Poe movies during his days at American Int'l (House of Usher, Masque of the Red Death), or "X: the Man with the X-Ray Eyes", here was a sharp filmmaker who didn't let the shoestring teen B-movie industry stand in the way of his own directorial style.