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The Big Red One book. This is the novel version, written between the time Fuller lived it with the titular First Infantry Division (fighting from North Africa to a Nazi death camp in Czechoslovakia) and the time he got to shoot it for screen. Your mileage may vary, but I think the restored film is stronger. Watch it, and if you find yourself wanting more, as I did, read this.

The Big Red One is his masterpiece

The Big Red One is his masterpiece. Twenty years in the making, both the novel and the film are based on Fuller's own experiences with the Army's First Infantry Division ("the Big Red One") in World War II. The story centers on the friendship of five soldiers and follows them from the arid landscapes of Vichy French Africa to Europe to the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and onward into Germany.

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His excessive use of adjectives in his writing translated into the excessive camera movement found within his films, as if dramatizing almost every scene into its own punchy headline. But in this case it's transplanted to the Western, and the cigar smoking big city boss who has a stranglehold on the scene is replaced by Jessica Drummond, "the woman with a whip", as she is described by a folk tune within the film.

Samuel Fuller reinvented the American war movie with such gritty classics as The Steel Helmet, Fixed Bayonets, and The Big Red One. Samuel Fuller reinvented the American war movie with such gritty classics as The Steel Helmet, Fixed Bayonets, and The Big Red One. English (US).

The Big Red One is a 1980 epic war film written and directed by Samuel Fuller starring Lee Marvin alongside an ensemble supporting cast including Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Siegfried Rauch, Bobby Di Cicco, and Kelly Ward

The Big Red One is a 1980 epic war film written and directed by Samuel Fuller starring Lee Marvin alongside an ensemble supporting cast including Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Siegfried Rauch, Bobby Di Cicco, and Kelly Ward. Based on Fuller's own experiences, it was produced independently on a lower budget, shot on location in Israel as a cost-saving measure.

Directed by Samuel Fuller. The Big Red One isn't so much a war movie as it is a message, sometimes obscure, of what war is really like. With Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco. A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe. Director: Samuel Fuller. There is much symbolism in this movie, for example the human arm, with a wristwatch on it, washing in the bloody surf of Omaha Beach.

Samuel Fuller served as an infantryman in World War II with the famed . Army 1st Infantry Division. He fought in North Africa, Sicily, France, and Germany

Samuel Fuller served as an infantryman in World War II with the famed . He fought in North Africa, Sicily, France, and Germany. The movie The Big Red One is considered to be l. One fee. Stacks of books.

The Big Red One: America’s Legendary 1st Infantry Division from World War I to Desert Storm by James Scott .

The Big Red One: America’s Legendary 1st Infantry Division from World War I to Desert Storm by James Scott Wheeler, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence . It is a saga of the American soldier, spanning nearly a century, from America’s entry into World War I through the Iraq War. During that period the Army transformed from a loose collection of frontier regiments into a modern force that fought and won two world wars, then struggled through two of America’s most protracted and controversial wars-Vietnam and Iraq.

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The Big Red One: The Magnificent Saga of World War II's Incredible First Infantry Division epub download

ISBN13: 978-0553127058

ISBN: 0553127055

Author: Samuel Fuller

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Bantam (1980)

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Arcanefire
My father-in-law requested this book and is extremely satisfied. He feels so much a part of this history. Anyone who has proudly served in the 1st Infantry Division would be proud. If your father, grandfather served you should get to know what he went through.
Arcanefire
My father-in-law requested this book and is extremely satisfied. He feels so much a part of this history. Anyone who has proudly served in the 1st Infantry Division would be proud. If your father, grandfather served you should get to know what he went through.
Yggdi
Excellent, factual, eye-witness recount of WW11 events. Enjoyed it.
Yggdi
Excellent, factual, eye-witness recount of WW11 events. Enjoyed it.
Kamick
Action. After seeing the movie by Sam I wanted to read the book. Being a reader I try to get all bookjs on my old div. and unit.
Kamick
Action. After seeing the movie by Sam I wanted to read the book. Being a reader I try to get all bookjs on my old div. and unit.
*Nameless*
Read the Introduction chapter to this amazing book. Just by reading that, you'll discover that Samuel Fuller set out to write a novel unlike any other war novel ever written. While it is gritty and heart wrenching in that it explores the death and destruction of war, it still has a spirit of adventure which makes this a really fun read.

The characters make this book as good as it is. The characters are all memorable in that they all have their own quirks and faults that they must overcome, especially the mysterious Sergeant who's story of redemption plays out very nicely. Schroeder, the main antagonist, is equally as memorable as well as menacing as he manages to personify the evil Nazi regime in the body of one German Soldier (he's basically the Darth Vader of this book). The plot is very episodic, which actually worked better for the book than for the movie. It maintains a high-octane pace, as the Big Red One managed to fight in all of the memorable battles in the European and African theaters of operation. The battles themselves are all unique in how they play out and how the main characters play their rolls as infantrymen.

Although the original film script was written before the book, I can honestly say this was better than the movie. This was Samuel Fuller's World War II Epic the way it was meant to be experienced, and if it means anything to you, this is my favorite book of all time.

I highly recommend the read. It's worth the $15 price tag.
*Nameless*
Read the Introduction chapter to this amazing book. Just by reading that, you'll discover that Samuel Fuller set out to write a novel unlike any other war novel ever written. While it is gritty and heart wrenching in that it explores the death and destruction of war, it still has a spirit of adventure which makes this a really fun read.

The characters make this book as good as it is. The characters are all memorable in that they all have their own quirks and faults that they must overcome, especially the mysterious Sergeant who's story of redemption plays out very nicely. Schroeder, the main antagonist, is equally as memorable as well as menacing as he manages to personify the evil Nazi regime in the body of one German Soldier (he's basically the Darth Vader of this book). The plot is very episodic, which actually worked better for the book than for the movie. It maintains a high-octane pace, as the Big Red One managed to fight in all of the memorable battles in the European and African theaters of operation. The battles themselves are all unique in how they play out and how the main characters play their rolls as infantrymen.

Although the original film script was written before the book, I can honestly say this was better than the movie. This was Samuel Fuller's World War II Epic the way it was meant to be experienced, and if it means anything to you, this is my favorite book of all time.

I highly recommend the read. It's worth the $15 price tag.
Broadraven
You've probably heard the name Sam Fuller mentioned by the likes of Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, and Quentin Tarantino. His name comes up whenever you want to talk about war movies, or truth in cinema. He manages, in all his films, to get at the core truth about violence: that it is always terrible and sometimes unavoidable. In "The Big Red One" he manages to make that most curious thing: a film about the horrors of war in general that convinces you of the necessity of one war in particular, WWII, the war to end all wars. This film is the pinnacle of Sam Fuller's career, the purest expression of what he clearly felt to be a an urgent message, and the novel is an even more intense and complete exposition of the themes of the film.

All his potent visual sense comes across in the rough-hewn language and tight, electric imagery. Soldiers are "dogfaces" and nobody has time for any nonsense. Nearly every line is quotably tough and full of clearly authentic details.

The novel, as Schickel's informative introduction tells you, was not in fact based on the film, and thus suffers from none of the novelized-movie corniness of most books of that genre. It does, however, share the movie's vividness -- you can almost smell the smoke and the sweat, and the point that WWII was a just war, one that truly should have ended all wars, is driven home again and again. This is not a postmodern fable in which nothing means what it seems to -- this is pure, clear realism.
Broadraven
You've probably heard the name Sam Fuller mentioned by the likes of Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, and Quentin Tarantino. His name comes up whenever you want to talk about war movies, or truth in cinema. He manages, in all his films, to get at the core truth about violence: that it is always terrible and sometimes unavoidable. In "The Big Red One" he manages to make that most curious thing: a film about the horrors of war in general that convinces you of the necessity of one war in particular, WWII, the war to end all wars. This film is the pinnacle of Sam Fuller's career, the purest expression of what he clearly felt to be a an urgent message, and the novel is an even more intense and complete exposition of the themes of the film.

All his potent visual sense comes across in the rough-hewn language and tight, electric imagery. Soldiers are "dogfaces" and nobody has time for any nonsense. Nearly every line is quotably tough and full of clearly authentic details.

The novel, as Schickel's informative introduction tells you, was not in fact based on the film, and thus suffers from none of the novelized-movie corniness of most books of that genre. It does, however, share the movie's vividness -- you can almost smell the smoke and the sweat, and the point that WWII was a just war, one that truly should have ended all wars, is driven home again and again. This is not a postmodern fable in which nothing means what it seems to -- this is pure, clear realism.
Cildorais
Although I have not read this book per se, I have read Fuller's autobiography......and it was fascinating! I was most drawn to his writing of his early youth, and his journalism and war experiences. The film the Big Red One is entirely based on Fuller's own memories...and EVERY part of the film, no matter how outrageous, is in fact true! As this book is a summary of his war experiences, it will feature those - enjoy!
Cildorais
Although I have not read this book per se, I have read Fuller's autobiography......and it was fascinating! I was most drawn to his writing of his early youth, and his journalism and war experiences. The film the Big Red One is entirely based on Fuller's own memories...and EVERY part of the film, no matter how outrageous, is in fact true! As this book is a summary of his war experiences, it will feature those - enjoy!
Thordira
Sam Fuller, the seminal film director and writer, directed the movie of the same title, THE BIG RED ONE. Though the book and the movie differ, both share haunting images of both horror and beauty, sin and redemption. Sam Fuller ought to know as he fought in many of the major battles of WWII that most of us (younguns) just read about. I am so glad the book was reissued, now let's hope the movie gets released again in theaters--or maybe a remake will happen?
Thordira
Sam Fuller, the seminal film director and writer, directed the movie of the same title, THE BIG RED ONE. Though the book and the movie differ, both share haunting images of both horror and beauty, sin and redemption. Sam Fuller ought to know as he fought in many of the major battles of WWII that most of us (younguns) just read about. I am so glad the book was reissued, now let's hope the movie gets released again in theaters--or maybe a remake will happen?
It's wonderful having a new edition of this book because, other than Norman Mailer's The Naked and The Dead, it may be the best and truest novel of combat in World War II. Like Mailer, Fuller made use of his experience with the subject to create a work that's gritty, provocative and rewarding. This covers the length and breadth of the war against Germany, but its focus on a small group of soldiers makes it hit home. Highly recommended.
It's wonderful having a new edition of this book because, other than Norman Mailer's The Naked and The Dead, it may be the best and truest novel of combat in World War II. Like Mailer, Fuller made use of his experience with the subject to create a work that's gritty, provocative and rewarding. This covers the length and breadth of the war against Germany, but its focus on a small group of soldiers makes it hit home. Highly recommended.