A Fuller Life – Film Review

A Fuller Life - Film Review

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Hollywood director Samuel Fuller is remembered in his own words in this complling documentary

Hollywood director Samuel Fuller – known for low-budget films like The Big Red One and Shock Corridor – is remembered in his own words in this documentary. Fuller died in 1997 aged 85, and here friends and collaborators – including James Franco and Exorcist director William Friedkin – read extracts from his memoir A Third Face, which was published in 2002. Directed by his daughter Samantha, the film charts Fuller’s early career as a crime journalist reporting on executions in 1920s New York. Fuller served as an infantryman in the second world war, and footage from the Falkenau concentration camp is compelling. Elsewhere, clips from his films will inspire you to dig deeper into the work of a renegade spirit full of surprises.