The Big Red One
The big pink one feels like the summation of all sam fuller took from his severa careers. It has the attention for detail and human drama of a former journalist; the tough economic system of an ex-pulp novelist; the informal ingenuity and resourcefulness of a b filmmaker of extra than 30 years;
And the been-there verisimilitude of a decorated wwii veteran. A group of sensational warfare testimonies jumbled together with fuller’s own reviews as an infantryman for the 1st infantry department, the massive crimson one is an intimate type of epic, taking us from africa to italy, from france to belgium, from germany to czechoslovakia, however constantly preserving the focus narrowed to lee marvin’s grizzled sergeant and his 4 most unswerving dogfaces (which include mark hamill and robert carradine, as fuller’s stand-in). Located along this bickering team the absurdities of war don’t seem so harsh, their wry remark keeping fuller’s biting movie surprisingly light—till a very last collection set at the liberation of falkenau attention camp unearths fuller confronting the horrors he in my view witnessed with unvarnished emotion.