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sadsack
06-25-2017, 03:55 PM
He was the founder of Screen Archives Entertainment (SAE), with a life-long passion for soundtrack music and all things film - amateur sculptor of film monsters, film historian, and in his personal life a rescuer of stray dogs and cats. He set the bar for soundtrack preservation by pursuing and befriending film composers, asking to copy and release their tapes to a wider audience who wanted to hear the original music, not a re-recording or pop song collection which the studios would offer in those early years. His greatest wish was to honor the composers and their music, and his output demonstrated that. David was 70 years old.
To learn more about him, read an interview with David otherwise known as D.L. Fuller:
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I realize this forum is for upload links, but I wasnt sure collectors would take notice of this announcement in another forum.

oosoul
06-25-2017, 04:03 PM
Our lives are the more richer thanks to his vision and passion for soundtracks and preservation.

replicante182
06-25-2017, 04:15 PM
R.I.P Great David Fuller

octagonproplex
06-25-2017, 04:15 PM
Respect.

persuaders957
06-25-2017, 04:15 PM
Very sad news . R.I.P.

sadsack
06-25-2017, 04:19 PM
He was my private source for the unreleased Gerry Fried, Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter, etc, soundtracks I uploaded in 2016-2017. An extremely unique guy, and peculiarly well-equipped (photographic memory) to be able to identify unknown cues on soundtrack tapes through his recollection of decades of film watching.

phbart
06-25-2017, 04:30 PM
Real gems you uploaded here in the past couple of years, sadsack, like the "Gerald Fried/Stanley Kubrick Collaboration". Didn't know it was thanks to him too.

May his soul rest in peace, and may the gods of film music welcome him with open arms in heaven.

Alamo
06-25-2017, 04:42 PM
My respects to him and to you for sharing his love of film music with all of us here.
RIP Mr. Fuller.

blackie74
06-25-2017, 06:21 PM
Really sad news.. RIP David Fuller

Darth Sphincter
06-25-2017, 07:36 PM
Soundtrack collectors and enthusiasts the world over are poorer after today, whether we recognize the name pf David Fuller or not. We'll miss his service and contributions to our own collective audio libraries, however indirectly.

I"m sorry to hear this news Sadsack, particularly since you've lost a personal friend.

Thank you for sharing this bit of information.

TeddyV
06-25-2017, 08:38 PM
His is a name that I've never heard before, but Screen Archives Entertainment has been very dear to me and a source of much joy for many, many years. There is no doubt he has touched my life in many hidden ways and definitely made it richer. A sad way to hear of David Fuller for the first time. I owe him may thanks. As I do you, too, Sadsack. As well as my condolences.

gururu
06-25-2017, 09:17 PM
Shit! There goes my cover art gig. ;)

Thanks for the music, Dave.

R.I.P.

ArcadiaSSX999
06-25-2017, 09:36 PM
Major loss to the soundtrack community.

VITAPULSE
06-26-2017, 03:54 AM
thats sad , a nice man he always sent me what i asked for , very sad indeed .RIP mr fuller

feedthecats
06-26-2017, 05:36 AM
He was always friendly and helpful in the few email exchanges I had with him, and his decision to share all that amazing Fried music without personal gain was truly remarkable. We’re all richer for his passion and generosity.

Uncle Bela
06-26-2017, 06:02 AM
Thank you, sadsack...this is a very worthy tribute. May he rest well. :(

benbridges
06-26-2017, 08:46 AM
Sad news.

scoringfan
06-26-2017, 09:08 AM
Sad news indeed.

Three Wishes
06-26-2017, 09:10 AM
So very sad to hear the news, R.I.P. David Fuller.

blaaarg
06-26-2017, 07:33 PM
Thank you, sadsack, for bringing Mr. Fuller's passing to our attention -- and, in so doing, helping personalize the music sharing/collecting of this forum. As TeddyV noted above, I was not familiar with Mr. Fuller, but I have regarded SAE as a valuable resource over the years. And your revelation that he was the source of all those incredible rarities you've shared, touches me. Indeed, I have been revisiting many of those Fried scores, immensely grateful for the introduction to a composer whom I had largely overlooked. Through SAE and by way of his (and your) shares, my knowledge is a little broader and my life a little brighter :)

joncroaker
06-27-2017, 09:25 AM
When I saw the thread about Mr. Fuller on the FSM board this week, I immediately wondered if this was the source you had alluded to, Sadsack. RIP to this clearly amazing person and his important work preserving the colossally rich but commercially marginal oeuvre of Mr. Fried.

zerokomma
06-27-2017, 10:39 AM
R.I.P. Legend!

Killer Kane
07-13-2017, 12:17 AM
Thank you Mr. Fuller for all the kind and generous shares you gave us!
Truly a great loss for the soundtrack community.

RIP.

anonymousremains
07-13-2017, 03:30 AM
just read that interview a truly inspiring fellow

vje11
07-16-2017, 07:03 AM
This is really sad.
R.I.P David Fuller & thank you so much, for everything.