Both of these filmmakers have never really achieved the same status as their alumni, but their passion for making movies that people love to watch has inspired generations of filmmakers, and there is no doubt that Corman's list is the most impressive, and many of them are interviewed for the documentary Corman's World, which looks at this maverick's long career.
The people who speak with great fondness of their mentor and who started out working for scale, or less, includes such luminaries as Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, William Shatner, Peter Fonda, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Joe Dante, John Sayles, Peter Bogdanovich and Jonathon Demme.
And that is by no means a complete list. Many of his alumni have passed away, and others, such as award-winning cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs and, by association, Vilmos Zsigmond weren't even mentioned, but his influence, spanning six decades, cannot be denied, and the fact that his genre of choice was sci-fi and horror makes his influence all the more sweeter.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel is out now on DVD and Blu-ray and is available from Play and all good retailers.
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