King Cohen, the buzzed-about documentary about maverick filmmaker Larry Cohen, won’t be out for another week. But you can see a clip of it right now! Below lies the tale of the creation of special effects in Coen’s 1982 creature feature “Q: The Winged Serpent.”
King Cohen Documentary
Steve Mitchell, King Cohen Director, is a renaissance man with work in the comics, film and TV industries since the 1980’s. Recently he set his sights on telling the story of a filmmaker from the 1970’s who gained a cult following by doing film’s his way. I recently reviewed King Cohen for Popgeeks.net here and was lucky enough to chat with the director about bringing the life of Larry Cohen to the screen in documentary form.
According to King Cohen, a new documentary from director Steve Mitchell, the filmmaker Larry Cohen is a bulldozer of creative force who broke through “the rules” of Hollywood to create a slew of films that shattered racial stigmas and skirted the boundaries of good taste. By looking back over the life and career of this writer-director-producer, Mitchell reveals an inspiring story that like his subject, manages to provide pure, unadulterated entertainment.