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Mendes, Sam

Overview
Works: 150 works in 687 publications in 6 languages and 17,193 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Fiction  Historical drama  Film and video adaptations  Historical films  Personal narratives  Romance films  Motion picture music 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Performer, Conductor, Film editor, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Other, dir, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sam Mendes
American beauty by Sam Mendes ( Visual )
166 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend
Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins ( Visual )
71 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Sullivan works as an enforcer for his adopted father, Irish gangster John Rooney. When Sullivan's son, Mike Jr., witnesses one of his father's killings on Rooney's behalf, the gangster decides that his ward and his family are liabilities that must be removed. Sullivan tries to safeguard his son and get even with the man who betrayed him, while his son focuses on bonding with his emotionally distant father
Skyfall by Sam Mendes ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost
Revolutionary road by Sam Mendes ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank and April Wheeler live a life that appears to be perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job that he hates and has yet to figure out what his passion in life is. April is a housewife who forgoes her dream of being an actress. They are not happy. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris as a means to rejuvenate their life. Initially skeptical, Frank ultimately agrees to April's plan. When circumstances change around the Wheelers, April decides she will do whatever she has to to get herself out of her unhappy existence
Jarhead by Sam Mendes ( Visual )
44 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows "Swoff," a third-generation Marine enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through the Middle East deserts. There is no cover from intolerable heat or from the Iraqi soldiers, who are always potentially just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand, against an enemy they can't see, for a cause they don't fully understand. Sergeant Sykes, a Marine lifer, heads up the scout/sniper platoon, while Troy, Swoff's friend and mentor, is a die-hard member of STA - the elite Marine Unit
Away we go by Sam Mendes ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Burt and Verona are a loving couple. Burt has always wanted to marry Verona, but Verona resists, not seeing the point of the institution. Regardless, they are having a baby together and question their potential parenting abilities. They decide to move closer to Burt's parents so they can share the experience with the baby's grandparents. In Verona's sixth month, she and Burt learn that his parents are moving to Belgium the month before the baby is due. Being mobile people, Burt and Verona decide to move. As they want to share their new family experience with people that they love, they decide to take a trans-continental trip to meet with old friends and relatives. Most of them are married with children of their own, and Burt and Verona want to see where they would like to live and with whom they want to share the experience
Things we lost in the fire by Susanne Bier ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audrey Burke is reeling from the shock of the news that has just been delivered to her door by the local police - her husband, Brian, had been killed in a random act of violence. Once anchored by the love and comforts of their marriage, Audrey is now adrift. Impulsively, she turns to Jerry, a down-and-out addict who has been her husband's close friend since childhood. Desperate to fill the painful void caused by her husband's death, Audrey invites Jerry to move into the room adjacent to their garage in the hope that he can help her and her children cope with their sudden loss. Now, in facing a daily battle to stay off drugs and his unexpected role as surrogate parent and friend to Audrey's son and daughter, he finds a core of inner resilience. As Jerry and Audrey navigate grief and denial, their fragile bonds are constantly tested. Together, they discover the strength to move forward
The hollow crown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal."--IMDb
Skyfall 007 ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost
American beauty by Alan Ball ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lester's wife hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the axe ... Lester decides to make a few changes in his life; the freer he gets, the happier he gets. But Lester is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price." [box cover note]
The reader by Stephen Daldry ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Allemagne de l'Ouest, au lendemain de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Un adolescent, Michael Berg, fait par hasard la connaissance de Hanna, une femme mystérieuse de 35 ans dont il devient l'amant. Commence alors une liaison passionnelle dans laquelle la lecture tient une place importante, jusqu'à ce que Hanna disparaisse subitement. Huit ans plus tard, devenu étudiant en droit, Michael assiste aux procès des crimes de guerre nazi. A sa grande surprise, il retrouve Hanna sur le banc des accusés
Zeiten des Aufruhrs : based on the novel by Richard Yates ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dans l'Amérique des années 50, Frank et April Wheeler se considèrent comme des êtres à part, des gens spéciaux, différents des autres. Ils ont toujours voulu fonder leur existence sur des idéaux élevés. Lorsqu'ils emménagent dans leur nouvelle maison sur Revolutionary Road, ils proclament fièrement leur indépendance. Jamais ils ne se conformeront à l'inertie banlieusarde qui les entoure, jamais ils ne se feront piéger par les conventions sociales. Pourtant, malgré leur charme et leur insolence, les Wheeler deviennent exactement ce qu'ils ne voulaient pas : un homme coincé dans un emploi sans intérêt ; une ménagère qui rêve de passion et d'une existence trépidante. Une famille américaine ordinaire ayant perdu ses rêves et ses illusions. Décidée à changer de vie, April imagine un plan audacieux pour tout recommencer : quitter leur petite routine confortable dans le Connecticut pour aller vivre à Paris."
Era mio padre ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Due padri: Michael Sullivan, sicario irlandese al servizio di una banda che ha il suo referente a Chicago in Al Capone, e John Rooney, il suo boss che gli porta paterno affetto. E due figli: il tredicenne Michael Sullivan Jr. e Connor Rooney, figlio depravato e ladro di John. Alla fine di un lungo, sanguinoso itinerario di perdizione e vendetta sopravvive soltanto il piccolo Sullivan, destinato a una vita onesta. (Morandini)
Belleza americana American beauty ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desparately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend
Catching the light : Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale : a working partnership by Mark Leipacher ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale have forged one of the most successful working partnerships in contemporary theatre history. Across twenty years and eight productions their collaboration has evolved, matured and keeps thriving through their work on stage; six Shakespeare and two Chekhov plays form their common body of work so far. Mark Leipacher's correspondence with Mendes and Beale and his thorough research into archival material on their collaborations, offers the reader a detailed account of the productions and, uniquely, Mendes' and Beale's own observations on their method of
Cabaret original Broadway cast recording by John Kander ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood is a stunning musical with the original Broadway cast
The hollow crown. Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hollow crown: New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard; II King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2 and King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal -- IMDB
Revolutionary road Les noces rebelles by Sam Mendes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique : "L'histoire envoûtante et émouvante d'un jeune couple passionné. Ils vivent dans une banlieue du Connecticut et décident de risquer le tout pour le tout afin de réaliser leur rêve. Tous deux déterminés à échapper à la routine, éviteront-ils la rupture...?"
The hollow crown : the complete series : Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pt 1. Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston) defies his father, King Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur (Joe Armstrong), his father Northumberland (Alun Armstrong), and his uncle Worcester (David Hayman). During the Battle of Shrewsbury Hal faces Hotspur in mortal combat
Les sentiers de la perdition by Sam Mendes ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mendes, Samuel Alexander.
Mendes, Samuel Alexander 1965-
Languages
English (342)
German (51)
Spanish (26)
French (23)
Multiple languages (15)
Italian (14)
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