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Movie Mondays

Movie Mondays
Monday August 29th, 2016 with Michael O'Keefe and Joshua Robert Bateman
Fuller House

No, we're not talking about the Netflix Full House Revival, instead we've got the films of Samuel Fuller (1912 - 1997) on the brain. A prolific filmmaker who created cinema that was exciting yet never sacrificed his message. And he did it on the cheap too. We start the off with a little Pickup On Southstreet (1953), the cold war neo-noir spy fiction, before moving onto his 60s work Shock Corridor (1963) and Naked Kiss (1964). Shock Corridor is the story of a journalist who gets himself locked up in an insane asylum for the scoop of a lifetime, while Naked Kiss is a film about a prostitute trying to turn her life around who uncovers a small town's dark secrets. With little asides by Fuller's earliest directorial efforts I Shot Jesse James (1949), The Baron of Arizona (1950) and The Steel Helmet (1951). We mention Shutter Island (2010), Ted (2012) and Ted 2 (2015). And I compare Fuller's films to the excellent Attack the Block (2011) as a modern comparison - we'll see if that holds up.
Streets to Blame
Keith Emerson - Murderock Soundtrack
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