Shock Corridor (1963)
Professor of film studies Wesleyan University, Lisa Dombrowski has just published The Films of Samuel Fuller: If You Die, I’ll Kill You!.
In a press release Dombrowski said of Fuller:
His films are inherently fascinating. They’re designed to reach out and grab you. They’re provocative; they want you to respond emotionally and intellectually and sometimes even physically in an instinctual manner, as if someone has punched you in the face. He accomplished his goals in different ways. In the content, he discussed controversial issues of the time, race, gender, violence, critiques of America. Also, through their narrative structure, they emphasize conflict and contradictions, with dramatic tonal shifts that are jarring.
A book-signing and discussion of Fuller by Dombrowski will be held Thursday 24 April 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Goldsmith Family Cinema, 301 Washington Terrace, on the campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The signing will be held in conjunction with a screening of the 1955 Fuller thriller House of Bamboo. More
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