Two Interviews: 1) Film maker Samuel Fuller. Fuller's B-movies of the 50s and 60s have influenced many other directors. His 1982 movie, "White Dog," about a racist who trains a dog to attacks blacks, was considered too controversial to be released in this country. It's finally being shown, along with all Fuller's other works, during a major retrospective of his work at New York's "Film Forum.
2) Martin Scorsese, one of today's most prominent filmmakers, tells us the movies of Samuel Fuller influenced him.
Foley's new movie, After Dark, My Sweet, is adapted from Thompson's classic crime novel. Foley joins Fresh Air to talk about the his directorial vision, and how he navigates the corporate demands of movie producers.
Film critic Stephen Schiff reviews "D.O.A.," the new movie starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan. Quaid plays a college professor who is poisoned and has 24 hours before his imminent death to find his murderer.
Film Director Bob Swaim, best known for the 1982 thriller "La Balance." His new film, "Masquerade," stars Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly. It's the first film Swaim has made in America; it was shot in New York State for MGM. Swaim, who has spent the last 20 years in France, first moved to Paris in 1965 to study anthropology with Claude Levi-Strauss.