-"Film is a battleground. Love, hate, violence, action, death...In a word, emotion."-
-"Am I a cult director? Yeah, I love all that. I want to join the cult of the $100- to $200-million grossers and still make an artistic picture."-
-"I hate violence. That has never prevented me from using it in my films."-
Samuel Fuller (1911-1997) brought his background as a former crime reporter, pulp-fiction writer and decorated war hero to his gritty, compelling films. He was a jack of all trades before the high-school dropout directed his first film at age thirty-six. But once he was contacted by Poverty Row producer Robert L. Lippert, a fan of his writing, Fuller was turned on to cinema-his true calling. "The heat of the story is what I'm interested...