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Samuel Fuller, Screenwriter

There are two schools of thought on what makes a good box set. The first is what you might call the blockbuster principle: just assemble as impressive a collection of hits as you can. Certainly, that works – there’s a reason there are so many

Cinema Eclectica 59 – Hard-Boiled Teletubbies

This week we have a narrator! That’s Cinema Eclectica for you – forever breaking new ground. Aidan’s return makes for a full strength Off The Shelf. Rob gets messed up with “The World of Kanako”, Graham gets classy with “Shooting Stars” (no, not that one),

Fixed Bayonets

Before he was a director, Samuel Fuller fought in World War II and worked as a tabloid journalist.  The former experience shaped his politics, the latter shaped his sensibility.  If Fuller’s films sometimes seem simplistic, their simplicity is at least born of sincerity.   He knows

Cinema Eclectica 37 – The Made-Up Words Club

This week don’t need a dictionary… because we ARE the dictionary. Off the Shelf is top-filled with the usual oddities – Samuel Fuller’s noir Pick-Up on South Street, Woody Allen’s maligned Curse of the Jade Scorpion, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest attempt to salvage his career

White Dog

Slavery has been something of a hot topic in cinema over the past 18 months, what with critical & commercial darlings in 12 years a slave and Django unchained bringing racial inequality into the public discourse. With this social sickness being given an unheralded amount