The extraordinary life of Samuel Fuller told by big names in cinema (James Franco, William Friedkin, Joe Dante, Wim Wenders...)
Cinephiles around the world know Samuel Fuller, the great American director to whom we owe the masterpieces The Port of Drugs (1953), Shock Corridor (1963) or Dressed to Kill (1982). However, many people are unaware of the many facets of this man: investigative journalist as a teenager; freelancer traveling the roads of the United States; provocative screenwriter and director in Hollywood; but also filmmaker exiled in France and war hero…
To tell the story of this extraordinary life that covers nearly a century of American history, Samantha Fuller called on fifteen artists who had worked closely or indirectly with her father: from directors William Friedkin and Joe Dante to actors James Franco, Tim Roth and Constance Towers, each agreed to lend their voice to that of the filmmaker. Illustrated with numerous excerpts from his works and his personal archives, A Fuller Life also presents previously unseen 16 mm films shot by Samuel Fuller during the Second World War, of inestimable documentary value. A fierce anthem to independence and freedom, A Fuller Life is a vibrant tribute to the man, father and artist behind the great Samuel Fuller .
A FULLER LIFE
(2013 – Colors and B&W – 80 mins)
On Blu-ray and DVD
. DOGFACE (1959 - B&W - 26mn)
Samuel Fuller directed this pilot for a series about a group of US Army soldiers fighting the Nazis in North Africa. it offers a fascinating perspective on Fuller's relationship to the common foot soldier and the moral complexity of war.
. A BOOKLET (20 pages) taken from Frank Lafond's book "Samuel Fuller, until exhaustion"
* in HD on the Blu-ray version
Released January 3, 2018