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A Fuller Life

2013

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  • It’s a proud film but average. There’s more passionate potential in what look like unproduced scripts shown on a shelf: “Stars and Swastika,” and “Burning Sappho.”

  • Fuller is such a pungent writer and the talents – including James Franco, Bill Duke, James Toback, Mark Hamill, Joe Dante, Tim Roth, Wim Wenders, Monte Hellman, William Friedkin and Buck Henry – enjoy themselves so much that watching it is a pure pleasure.

  • What is immediately striking is that even if one has long known Fuller’s biography, heard him talk about it in films or more personally, read A Third Face, it all becomes fresh and compelling all over again in A Fuller Life, and I can attest will remain so on repeat viewing. That means that this movie has something of its own to offer as an individual work and it’s good to try to understand what that is.

  • With A FULLER LIFE, Samantha Fuller, daughter of maverick filmmaker Samuel Fuller, has made an unconventional but entertaining documentary about her father. The first-time director daringly eschews traditional interview segments in favor of having a dozen motion-picture luminaries appear before her cameras only to read excerpts from her dad's superb, posthumously published memoir.

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