Samuel Fuller
August 2014
ISBN: 978-1-78116-819-6
Cover art by Glen Orbik

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"A great, great, great storyteller." — Martin Scorsese

The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a special set of rules: no relationships, no alcohol, no talking...and never, ever look inside the bag you’re carrying.

For more than ten years, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder, Paul Page was the perfect bagman. But that ended the day he say a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going to break every one of the rules he’s lived by to protect the woman he loves—even if it means he might be left holding the bag...

"Personal, hard-hitting, idiosyncratic...
Everything was about storytelling, the great yarn."
— Quentin Tarantino

"One of the great movie directors of the 20th century...
most certainly its greatest storyteller."
— Wim Wenders

In a career that spanned half a century, Samuel Fuller wrote and directed classic movies that inspired filmmakers as varied as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc Godard, Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, and Quentin Tarantino. He also wrote unforgettable novels such as the noir classic THE DARK PAGE—and this book, his last, which has never previously been published in the English language.

  • First publication ever in the English language!
  • Author was not only a legendary movie director, he was a decorated combat veteran whose WWII experiences included landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day and participating in the liberation of the Falkenau concentration camp
  • Fuller wrote BRAINQUAKE while in self-imposed exile in France toward the end of his life, following a bitter dispute with Paramount Pictures over his last American movie, WHITE DOG.

Acclaim for the Work of SAMUEL FULLER...

"Rich in invention and bursting with daring conceptions."
— Jean-Luc Godard

— Francois Truffaut

"An amazing artist and voice in American history."
— Jim Jarmusch

"One of the screen’s most dynamic directors [and] one hell of a writer."
— Dalton Trumbo

"Uncompromising power and of the masters."
— Tim Robbins

"I love Sam Fuller."
— Joe Dante

"Irrepressible...he allowed his most disruptively creative influences to run wild...he was superlatively, extraordinarily himself."
New York Times

"He got into the deep core of what makes up a human being."
— Martin Scorsese