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Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2019 by dcairns

The postman brought this one today. FULLER AT FOX, courtesy of Masters of Cinema, currently my #1 employer for video work.

It was a joy to collaborate, albeit long-distance, with Samantha Fuller, who kindly read her dad’s words in to my video essay, which adorns the HOUSE OF BAMBOO disc. Timo Langer cut it all together and this one seemed to go particularly well, with a terrific end credits sequence made memorable by the score from HELL AND HIGH WATER.

Samantha’s fantastic documentary, A FULLER LIFE, is also included, making this a really terrific set before you even get to the films, which include some of the best work Fuller ever did.


Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2014 by dcairns

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Image from RED MILL.

The programme for this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is available to read online. I wrote one entry, for a movie called ONE OF A KIND. And in my duties as submissions editor I spotted that one, and a film called GREYHAWK, which you should see.

LET US PREY, the horror movie I co-wrote with Fiona, is screening.

Also exciting — my Facebook friend Christa Fuller is showing her biographical documentary on the legendary Sam Fuller, A FULLER LIFE. And real-life friend Nathan Silver presents his latest movie, the award-winning UNCERTAIN TERMS. SNOWPIERCER screens, featuring noted Scottish talents Tilda Swinton and Ewen Bremner along with man-myths Ed Harris and John Hurt. There are retrospectives on Dominik Graf, early Iranian cinema and John McGrath, the committed left-wing Scottish writer whose most exciting credit, for me, is Ken Russell’s THE BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN. My prolific friend Mark Cousins is back with yet another film, co-directed with Mania Akbari, LIFE MAY BE.

The image above is from RED MILL, screening in the experimental Black Box section, which promises to be as eye-popping as ever.

And right after it all ends, I’m off to the Cinema Ritrovato in Bologne to see A HARD DAY’S NIGHT under the stars with Richard Lester introducing. So that’s nice.