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Shouting for Attention

American History X Directed by Tony Kaye. Written by David McKenna. Starring Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Avery Brooks, Stacy Keach, and Elliott Gould. Opens Friday, Oct. 30, at the Presidio. The spirit of the late Sam Fuller, fondly remembered for…
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"Kim Ki-Young: Master of Madness" In a just world -- or one with better international film distribution -- Korean auteur Kim Ki-Young would be ranked in the B-movie pantheon with Sam Fuller or Roger Corman, whose films recall Kim's in…
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Second Time Around

Verboten! Made up of less than 100 shots, with two takes lasting over five minutes, this hit-and-run Sam Fuller production of 1959 strands an achingly sincere boob of an American soldier amid the physical and human wreckage of postwar Germany…
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Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made Silver-haired indie director Jim Jarmusch accompanies elderly director Sam Fuller deep into the Amazon jungle in this 1994 documentary by a Finn, Mika Kaurismäki. The old man wants to revisit a village where…
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"Crushing the Bastard": Films by Sam Fuller It's Sam Fuller week in the Bay Area. From 1949 to 1964 the doughty, cigar-smoking legend -- who died last October at the age of 86 -- wrote and directed 17 furious films…
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Shock Corridor For about a decade, from films like Pickup on South Street (1953) through to the incendiary Underworld U.S.A. (1961), Sam Fuller was a very disciplined artist, able to turn out highly expressive and personal work on low budgets…
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