A cigar chomping storyteller who signaled Action by shooting a gun, Samuel Fuller has been lionized as one of the most distinctive writer directors ever to emerge from Hollywood In such films as The Steel Helmet, Pickup on South Street, Shock Corridor, and The Big Red One, Fuller gleefully challenged classical and generic normsand often standards of good tastein an effort to shock and arouse audiences Tackling war, crime, race, and sexuality with a candor rare for any period, Fullers maverick vision was tested by Hollywoods transition from the studio system to independent filmmaking Now, in the first full account of all of the directors audaciously original work, author Lisa Dombrowski brings his career into new relief The Films of Samuel Fuller features close analysis of Fullers pictures and draws on previously untapped production and regulatory files, script notes, and interviews to explore how artistic, economic, and industrial factors impacted Fullers career choices and shaped the expression of his personal aesthetic Fans of Fuller and American cinema will welcome this in depth study of a provocative director who embodied both the unique opportunities and challenges of postwar filmmaking....
|Title||:||The Films of Samuel Fuller: If You Die, I’ll Kill You (Wesleyan Film)|
|Publisher||:||Wesleyan First Edition edition March 31, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||264 pages|
|File Size||:||860 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Films of Samuel Fuller: If You Die, I’ll Kill You (Wesleyan Film) Reviews
In contrast to the majority of works on film directors based largely on biography, psychology, and analyses of recurring motifs in the films, Dombrowski--associate professor of film at Wesleyan--considers the American director Sam Fuller in the context of the Hollywood of his times. Fuller was a leading director in the first generation of American film directors following World War II; though some of his films go back before then. Dombrowski's approach to studying him is based on "economic, industrial, and institutional forces" Fuller had to deal with and confront in making his films.