Sam Smiles


Read this fascinating interview with director Sam Mendes from The Guardian. It was written when American Beauty was released and  it gives you an insight into the film and the director.

Sam Mendes – like American Beauty, the film he has directed – is not what he seems. The echoes between the soul of the film and the man himself are the reason why the film is already being spoken of as a classic. Because, for his screen debut, Mendes – renowned for precise and cool theatrical productions – has made a highly emotional movie. His response to the first draft of the script was, he says, “instinctive”. It was also, as it turned out, another example of his canny ability to make precisely the right choice…

The full interview is here.


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