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A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting and Filmmaking Paperback – April 1, 2004
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" "If you don't like the films of Sam Fuller, then you just don't like cinema." - Martin Scorsese, from the book's introduction "Fuller's last work is a joy and an important addition to film and popular culture literature." - Publishers Weekly"
About the Author
Samuel Fuller's memoir was completed by Jerome Rudes, creator of the Avignon Film Festival, who is currently writing a one-man play about Fuller; and by Christa Lang Fuller who appeared in New Wave films directed by Jean-Luc Godord and was married to Sam Fuller in 1967.
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Fuller's style is profane, anecdotal, street wise and hugely engaging. It's no wonder, since he was the young protege and buddy of hard-boiled writers like Gene Fowler and Damon Runyon.
Fuller's account of his "dogface" years as a G.I. in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany is one of the best descriptions of WWII Army life I've read.
Later, Hollywood studios offered him big money to make their blockbusters ("The Longest Day," "Patton"), but he turned them down so he could make little movies his own way. ("I make A movies on B budgets," he liked to say.)
Out of curiosity,I recently rented a couple of his movies. "Pickup on South Street," with Richard Widmark and Jean Peters, just crackled. "Shock Corridor," with Peter Breck, was ambitious but flawed.
Though I can't wait to see some of his other films, my hunch is "A Third Face" will stand as Fuller's single greatest artistic achievement.
In later years, Fuller became mentor to many young directors: Jonathan Demme; Tim Robbins; Jim Jarmusch, Martin Scorsese. It's clear from Scorsese's introduction that they idolized him.
As a writer, Sam Fuller teaches this lesson: Write fast; never give up; to hell with the naysayers. His final two or three paragraphs offers a capstone philosophy that all should embrace.
I loved this book. It saddens me to finish it.
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