As most of my regular readers know, I've got a hard on for the films of Sam Fuller. As soon as I got a taste of his movies about a decade ago, I became hooked. After watching all of his available movies (and some out of print pictures like Park Row) I consumed anything else I could find that was Fuller related. And so I was rightly thrilled when I saw that someone had posted on youtube Adam Simon's documentary on the uncompromising director, The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera. Although not the greatest documentary, it's certainly informative for Sam Fuller newbs. For a thorough and entertaining introduction to Sam Fuller, the man and the work, I can't recommend highly enough his posthumously published autobiography A Third Face. In the meantime, enjoy Simon's film. And watch some fucking Sam Fuller movies. My recommendations: Pickup on South Street, The Steel Helmet, Forty Guns, The Naked Kiss, The Big Red One (hell, pretty much anything that isn't Shark!).
Side note: my apologies for not writing a review today. I'm on vacation right now and did not have enough time for one of my regular pieces. I will still post throughout the week, though.