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About Brain Dead
Director Adam Simon’s 1990 psychological horror film is notable for its screenplay by Twilight Zone vet Charles Beaumont, filmed 23 years after his death. The movie, with its unique mix of elements from Donovan’s Brain and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, features a strong cast with Bill Pullman as a potentially schizophrenic brain surgeon and cult film stalwart Bud Cort as the object/victim of his dubious experimentation. Co-starring George Kennedy, the movie was produced by TFH guru Julie Corman.
About Julie Corman
Julie Corman has producing credits on over 35 films, starting with Marty Scorsese’s Boxcar Bertha in the 1970’s. She has worked with: Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, Joe Dante, Martin Sheen, Catherine Hardwicke, Charles Grodin, Phil Hartman, Barbara Hershey, and David Carradine, among others.
In the 1970’s, Corman and her husband’s (film legend Roger Corman ) New World Pictures, of which she is Executive VP, became one of the most successful independent production and distributions companies ever. The company produced and distributed over 200 films and distributed a slate of prestigious international films by such acclaimed directors as: Truffaut, Bergman, Schlondorff, Fellini and Kurosawa.
In 2000 Corman became Chair of the Graduate Film Department at NYU.
She has lectured at universities all over the world and been on the juries of many film festivals. She has been honored with life achievement awards at several festivals and by the USC Film School.
She is particularly proud of her family films, including two based on the Newbery award winning novels, “Hatchet” and “The Westing Game”.
Corman is listed in “Who’s Who in the World”.