All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The

Imagine Roger Corman and John Waters crossed with Howard Stern and you ll have an idea of the demented genius behind Troma studios, one of the oldest and most successful independent film studios in the world Lloyd Kaufman s spirited, outrageous, no holds barred look at low budget, guerilla filmmaking is truly an inspiration to All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger


About the Author: Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman is a popular American film director, producer, screenwriter and occasional actor With producer Michael Herz, he is the co founder of Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, including The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet Kaufman also serves as chairman of the Independent Film Television Alliance.



10 thoughts on “All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger

  1. says:

    Christ, talk about a disappointment I ve been a fan of Troma s crappy catalog for years, and I looked forward to reading about how this studio became a success by creating and distributing some of the worst movies on the market You get some good stories, but much of the book is larded up with Kaufman s lame attempts at humor The stories of what happ


  2. says:

    My old boss, Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Films, tells tales and spins yarns while sprinkling in some advice on low budget filmmaking and bucking the system I have to promote my own book here, B MOVIE BLUES, a comic picaresque based on my experiences as Lloyd s secretary and script supervisor Lloyd pisses all over script supervisor s in ALL I NEED, but I don


  3. says:

    I laughed out loud multiple times reading this one I can t say you really learn much of anything about filmmaking, but as a brief history of Troma, this book works Plus, my copy was personally signed by Lloyd himself Definitely recommend.


  4. says:

    If you ignore the sexism that was bound to appear, it makes for an amusing read, shedding some light on how the hell Troma manages to stay alive and keep making movies Terrible ones.


  5. says:

    I can see that this man has the biggest sword in him dug by the entertainment buisness, other than make the B movie empire known as Troma, Kaufman put on the set locations and played the Hobo in Rocky, then Went with John Travolta to several places to find the right disco clubs for the film, as apposed to being the shit boy in production one who cleans the bath


  6. says:

    I read this book because my son currently loves the Troma aesthetic I also watched the Toxic Avenger first film with him I kind of suspect, and yeah hope, that he grows out of it, but then again Kaufman seems pretty well stuck to his adolescent shtick The book rolls with a loose humorous flow, and mock battles between Kaufman and his editor, and of course titillat


  7. says:

    While this definitely wasn t as bad as I thought it was going to be, it was as weird This expectation was of course buoyed by my love of The Toxic Avenger and understanding of the obnoxious and outrageous nature of Troma founder, Lloyd Kaufman Still, there is a heart and earnestness to his advice and worldview that remained entertaining throughout, and it was definit


  8. says:

    It was okay Reading it made the Troma films a lotinteresting There are several funny parts in the book, to me anyway The author has a pretty messed up sense of humor which helped keep me reading A nice, easy read if you like Troma s films.


  9. says:

    I have always loved this book Laugh out loud funny but always informative and interesting.


  10. says:

    My shit was so enormous it hurt my butthole coming out But then I was finished, and it felt good the only life affirming fart joke based metaphor I have ever read Thank you, Lloyd.


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