Sam Fuller:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

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Journal articles

Articles and Books on Individual films


Cochran, D.
'Lots of socko': the independent cinematic vision of Samuel Fuller." In: America noir : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era / David Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution Press, c2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS374.P63 C63 2000

Delage, Christian
"Samuel Fuller at Falkenau: From Soldier to Film Director." In: Re-examining the holocaust through literature / edited by Aukje Kluge and Benn E. Williams. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks New books PN56.H55 R4 2009

Dombrowski, Lisa.
The films of Samuel Fuller : if you die, I'll kill you! / Lisa Dombrowski. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.F85 D66 2008
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.F84 D66 2008

Fuller, Samuel
"Samuel Fuller." In: Film-makers on film-making / edited by John Boorman and Walter Donohue. London : Faber and Faber, 1996.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .F43912 1996

Fuller, Samuel
A third face : my tale of writing, fighting and filmmaking / Samuel Fuller with Christa Lang Fuller and Jerome Henry Rudes. New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.F85 A3 2002
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.F84 A3 2002
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Garnham, Nicholas.
Samuel Fuller. New York, Viking Press [1972, c1971]
Moffitt PN1998.A3 F843 1972
Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.F84 G36 1972

Garnham, Nicholas.
Samuel Fuller. London, Secker and Warburg [for] the British Film Institute, 1971.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993 .C45 v.15

Hardy, Phil.
Samuel Fuller. [New York] Praeger [1970]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3F845 H3
Moffitt PN1998 A3 F845

Rosenbaum, Jonathan.
"Samuel Fuller: the words of an innocent warrior." In: Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canons / Jonathan Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum, Jonathan. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .R5684 2004
Moffitt PN1994 .R5684 2004
Pacific Film Archive PN1994 .R63 2004

Schickel, Tichard.
"Sam Fuller: movie Bozo." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .A448 2006
Moffitt PN1995 .A448 2006
Pacific Film Archive PN1995 .A72 2006

Server, Lee.
Sam Fuller: film is a battleground : a critical study, with interviews, a filmography, and a bibliography Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1994.
MAIN: PN1998.3.F85 S47 1994

Tsiantis, Lee
"Samuel Fuller." In: American screenwriters / edited by Robert E. Morsberger, Stephen O. Lesser, and Randall Clark. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1984.
Doe Reference PS129 .D5 v.26
Moffitt PS129 .D5 v.26

Journal Articles

Belton, John
"Are you waving the flag at me?" Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television; Spring72, Issue 4, p10-13, 4p,
The article argues that films should be judged on their artistic merit, regardless of their possible political content. While focusing primarily on the work of director Sam Fuller, Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick are also discussed as examples of directors whose artistic skills are often confused with the political messages of their films.

Canham, Kingsley.
"Samuel Fuller's Action Films." Screen 1969 10: 80-92
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Doherty, Thomas
"Sam the Man." Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 54, no. 48, pp. B11-B13, Aug 2008

"Eyes Meet Eyes or, a rock is no longer a rock: Samuel Fuller abroad." Monthly Film Bulletin 51:600/611 (1984) p.March:7
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Gallagher, Tag
"Why Samuel Fuller?" Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 50, pp. (no pagination), 2009

Gordon, Marsha.
"What makes a girl who looks like that get mixed up in science?": gender in Sam Fuller's films of the 1950s." Quarterly Review of Film and Video v. 17 no. 1 (2000) p. 1-17
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Hampton, Howard
"Made for each other." Film Comment; Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p44-49, 6p
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The article features filmmakers Robert Bresson and Samuel Fuller. It describes how different the two filmmakers are but also how similar are some elements in their movies. These elements include the suffering women in both "Mouchette" and "The Naked Kiss," and sociopaths in "L'Argent" and "Underworld U.S.A." According to the author, their movies are both portrayals of humanity's bad faith, delivered in a blunt and unforgiving manner.

"Interview with Sam Fuller." Framework: The Journal of Cinema & Media, 1982, Issue 19, p26-28, 3p;

Krohn, Bill
"Entretien avec Samuel Fuller." Cahiers du Cinéma 314 (July-Aug 1980)

Lippe, Richard
"Samuel Fuller and the western: a tribute." CineAction 46 (June 1998)

McArthur, Collin.
"Samuel Fuller's Gangster Films." Screen 1969 10: 80-92
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Merritt, Russell
"'Being wrong is the right way of living'." Wide Angle IV:1 ( 1980)
S.F. discusses the ideas behind his films, and his attitude to America.

Orgeron, Marsha
"Liberating Images? Samuel Fuller's Film of Falkenau Concentration Camp." Film Quarterly, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 38-47, Winter 2006
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This article examines a neglected but important film from Samuel Fuller's formative years: the 16mm footage he shot in 1945, depicting a funeral ritual following his infantry division's liberation of Falkenau concentration camp. The footage provides a fascinating glimpse into the director's past and into World War II history. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Routt, William D.
"The old wild men of the movies." American Film I:10 (Sept 1976)

Russell, Lee
"Samuel Fuller." New Left Review 23 (1964:Jan./Feb.) p.82

Sanjek, David.
'Torment Street between Malicious and Crude': Sophisticated Primitivism in the Films of Samuel Fuller. Literature/ Film Quarterly, vol. 22 no. 3. 1994. pp: 187-94.
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Server, Lee
"The man in the steel helmet. Gene Evans." Film Comment XXX:3 (May-June 1994)

Simon, Adam
"Sam Fuller: Perfect Pitch." Sight and Sound 8:3 (March 1998) p. 18-22
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"Provides a profile of the film director hitSam hitFuller and discusses the making of the documentary "The Typewriter, the Rifle, and the Movie Camera" about hitFuller which the author directed. Considers the influences which shaped hitFuller's vision: war, journalism, and the cinema. Explains why hitFuller exerts such an enormous influence over the work of many contemporary filmmakers, and details his stylistic tendencies and themes which permeate his works." [IIPA]

Thompson, Rick
"3 x Sam: The flavor of ketchup. Samuel Fuller interviewed." Film Comment XIII:1 (Jan-Feb 1977)


"Hommage à Samuel Fuller." Cahiers du Cinéma 519 (Dec 1997)

James, Nick
"Sam Fuller: 1911-1997: Leading Fearlessly." Sight and Sound 7:12 (December 1997) p. 3
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Saada, Nicolas
"Goodbye Sam, goodbye." Cahiers du Cinéma 519 (Dec 1997)

Books and Articles About Individual Films

The Big Red One

Ansen, D.
"An unblinking view of war." Newsweek 96 Jul 28 (1980): 68.

"The Big Red One interviews Samuel Fuller." Monthly Film Bulletin 48:564/575 (1981)
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Cook, B.
"Sam Fuller land with 'The big red one'." American Film IV:8 (June 1979)

Fuller, Samuel
The big red one / Samuel Fuller ; introduction by Richard Schickel. New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, 2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3511.U6622 B54 2005

Jones, Kent
"Battle Fatigue: Sam Fuller's Cine-Memoir for "The Big Red One," Finally Restored to Its Original Epic Form, Delivers Some Hard, Timely Truths About Combat." Film Comment 40:3 (May-June 2004) p. 22-24
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Lyons, Donald.
""We don't murder, we kill": "The Big Red One."" Film Comment 28 Jul/Aug (1992): 9-10+ [5p].
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Milne, Tom
"Sam Fuller's War." Sight and Sound 49:4 (Autumn 1980) p. 256
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Tom Milne reviews "The Big Red One" in the light of Fuller's earlier war films.

Orgeron, Marsha.
"'The Most Profound Shock': Traces of the Holocaust in Sam Fuller's Verboten! (1959) and the Big Red One (1980)." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Oct2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p471-496, 26p
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Wood, Denis.
"The bodies we keep tripping over: critical commentaryon Sam Fuller's "The Big Red One"." Journal of Popular Film and Television 9 n1 (1981): 2-12.
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House of Bamboo

Canham, Kingsley.
"Samuel Fuller's Action Films." Screen 1969 10: 80-92
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McArthur, Collin.
"Samuel Fuller's Gangster Films." Screen 1969 10: 80-92
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Forty Guns

Hughes, Howard.
"'I Bet That Rattler Died' - 'Forty Guns' (1957)." In: Stagecoach to tombstone : the filmgoers' guide to the great westerns / Howard Hughes. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; 2008.
Full-text available online [UCB users only]
Moffitt PN1995.9.W4 H833 2008

Pickup on South Street

Hoberman, J.
"The Hammer, the witch trials, and Pickup on South Street." In: An army of phantoms : American movies and the making of the Cold War / J. Hoberman. New York : The New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2011.
Moffitt PN1995.9.P6 H62 2011 AVAILABLE
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.P6 H62 2011

Kennedy, Matthew.
"On Commies, Stoolies, and Other Assorted Lowlifes." Bright Lights, May 2004 | Issue 44

McArthur, Collin.
"Samuel Fuller's Gangster Films." Screen 1969 10: 80-92
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McConnell, Frank D.
"Pickup on South Street and the Metamorphosis of the Thriller." Film Heritage, 1973, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p9-18, 10p

Sanjek, David
"'Torment Street between Malicious and Crude': Sophisticated Primitivism in the Films of Samuel Fuller." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 187-94, 1994
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Discusses violence in American films and highlights Samuel Fuller's style in this genre. Lack of bathos in Fuller's films; Camera style; Treatment of racism, criminality, imperialism, madness and sexual aberration; Analysis of the motion pictures 'Pickup On High Street,' 'The Crimson Kimono' and 'Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street.'

Thompson, Rick J.
"Pickup on South Street" Senses of Cinema , issue 8. July/Aug 2000

Tracey, Grant.
"Pickup on South Street" (10 Shades of Noir) Images, issue 2.

Shock Corridor

Brody, Richard.
"Shock Corridor." New Yorker, 5/3/2010, Vol. 86 Issue 11, p16-17, 2p
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Hanet, Kari.
"The Narrative Text of Shock Corridor." Screen, Winter74/75, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p18-28, 11p
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LoBrutto, Vincent.
"Art of the B movie: shock corridor." In: Becoming film literate : the art and craft of motion pictures / Vincent LoBrutto ; foreword by Jan Harlan. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .L595 2005
Moffitt PN1994 .L595 2005
Pacific Film Archive PN1994 .L595 2005

Sinclair, Iain
"War Zone." Sight & Sound Mar 1997 VII Issue Number: 3 Pages: 20-23
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"Sincair examines poet Sam Fuller's own "Psycho" film Shock Corridor, a new strong documentary about him. Shock Corridor had the authentically pared-down look of a Poverty-Row programmer and was a film with no epidermis. Meanwhile, Fuller has achieved the same condition, but his films, taped and re-issued, offer one the privilege of time travel, direct access to the images and fears of a period that cannot otherwise be recovered." [IIPA]

Underworld U.S.A.

McArthur, Colin. Underworld U.S.A. New York, Viking Press [1972].
PN1995.9.G3 M3 Moffitt; Main PN1993 .C45 v.20


Orgeron, Marsha.
"'The Most Profound Shock': Traces of the Holocaust in Sam Fuller's Verboten! (1959) and the Big Red One (1980)." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Oct2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p471-496, 26p
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White Dog

Dombrowski, Lisa
"Every Dog Has Its Day." Film Comment; Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p46-49, 4pDOMBROWSKI, LISA1
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Krohn, Bill
"Samuel Fuller tourne à Hollywood "White Dog"." Cahiers du cinéma Go to Journal Record

Rosenbaum, J.
"His master's vice: Fuller's White dog." In: Placing movies : the practice of film criticism / Jonathan Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum, Jonathan. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.
Full-text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .R65 1995
Pacific Film Archive PN1995 .R65 1995

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