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Mendes, Sam

Works: 204 works in 1,171 publications in 11 languages and 23,266 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Spy films  Gangster films  Crime films  War films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, fmd, Restager , Author, Performer, Conductor, Film editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, pmn, dir, Interviewee, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sam Mendes
American Beauty by Sam Mendes( Visual )

257 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,746 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
Skyfall by Sam Mendes( Visual )

103 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Bond tries to retrieve a hard drive that falls into the hands of a cyberterrorist
Road to Perdition by Sam Mendes( Visual )

126 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,103 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
Spectre by Sam Mendes( Visual )

72 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre
Revolutionary road by Sam Mendes( Visual )

109 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,467 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 )

84 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,317 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 )

48 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,372 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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audrey Burke is reeling after a terrible loss, and impulsively invites a troubled life long friend to stay with her. Love ensues overtime along with a comedic storyline
The hollow crown by Simon Russell Beale( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II. After halting a duel between warring nobles Bolingbroke and Mowbray, Richard II banishes both men from his kingdom. Following the death of Bolingbroke's father, John of Gaunt, Richard seizes his money and land to pay for wars against rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim his birthright and more
Penny dreadful by Eva Green( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An erotically charged, profoundly unsettling new saga that completely reinvents literature₂s most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein, and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul, even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations
NOW : in the wings on a world stage by Jeremy Whelehan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the 2012 production of Shakespeare's Richard III by the Bridge Project Company, a three year project by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Old Vic Company
Road to perdition by Max Allan Collins( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First there was Max Allan Collins' legendary graphic novel ... then came the Academy Award winning movie and his bestselling screenplay novelization. Now Collins presents an epic new novel, combining and expanding upon all that came before, to create the ultimate version of his unforgettable story. Depression-era Chicago is awash in liquor and blood, ruled by guns, graft, and gangsters like John Looney. His most feared enforcer is Michael O'Sullivan, known as the "Angel of Death." But when O'Sullivan's twelve-year-old son witnesses a gangland murder committed by Looney's brutal son, O'Sullivan's entire family is marked for execution to cover up the crime. O'Sullivan and his son find themselves on the run ... and seeking vengeance ... on the long, bloody road to Perdition
The hollow crown : the complete series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry IV. Pt 2. Northumberland (Alun Armstrong) is told of the death of his son Hotspur in service of the King (Jeremy Irons). The Lord Chief Justice (Geoffrey Palmer) attempts to separate Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) from the Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston). The rebels continue to plot against the crown but their forces are outwitted. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled with his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with the expectation of high office
American beauty by Alan Ball( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 58 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]
Era mio padre by Richard Rayner( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 42 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)
Skyfall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis : Lorsque la dernière mission de Bond tourne mal, plusieurs agents infiltrés se retrouvent exposés dans le monde entier. Le MI6 est attaqué, et M est obligée de relocaliser l'Agence. Ces événements ébranlent son autorité, et elle est remise en cause par Mallory, le nouveau président de l'ISC, le comité chargé du renseignement et de la sécurité. Le MI6 est à présent sous le coup d'une double menace, intérieure et extérieure. Il ne reste à M qu'un seul allié de confiance vers qui se tourner : Bond. Plus que jamais, 007 va devoir agir dans l'ombre. Avec l'aide d'Eve, un agent de terrain, il se lance sur la piste du mystérieux Silva, dont il doit identifier coûte que coûte l'objectif secret et mortel
Daniel Craig collection : 007 ; Casino Royale, Quantum of solace, Skyfall( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to 00 status. His first mission takes him to Madagascar, the Bahamas and eventually leads him to Montenegro to face Le Chiffre, a ruthless financier under threat from his terrorist clientele, who is attempting to restore his funds in a high stakes poker game at the Casino Royale. M places Bond under the watchful eye of the treasury official Vesper Lynd. At first sceptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together. Le Chiffre's cunning and cruelty come to bear on them both in a way Bond could never imagine and he learns his most important lesson: Trust no one"--Quantum of solace: "On a nonstop quest for justice that criss-crosses the globe, Bond meets the beautiful but feisty Camille who leads him to Dominic Greene, a ruthless businessman and major force within the mysterious Quantum organization. When Bond uncovers a conspiracy to take control of one of the worlds most important natural resources, he must navigate a minefield of treachery, deception and murder to neutralize Quantum before it is too late!"-- Skyfall: "Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost." --Container
Cabaret by John Kander( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 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
American beauty ...regardez de plus près( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lester Burnham, sa femme et leur fille Jane habitent une élégante banlieue résidentielle américaine dans un pavillon bourgeois discrètement cossu... Mais Lester Burnham, quadragénaire cynique, est en pleine crise existentielle. Son couple est la dérive, sa fille est déprimée, ses relations avec son patron sont des plus houleuses... Lester en a marre et décide de prendre un nouveau départ..."
Les sentiers de la perdition by Sam Mendes( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un homme de main de la mafia se rebelle et entraîne son fils dans sa cavale ... Une belle photographie et des inventions visuelles renouvellent cette tragédie familiale qui se laisse voir
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Road to Perdition
Road to PerditionRoad to perditionAmerican beautyAuthors & artists for young adultsTheatrical partnership : simon russell beale and sam mendes
Alternative Names
Mendes , Samuel Alexander

Mendes, Samuel Alexander 1965-

Sam Mendes Britischer Filmregisseur

Sam Mendes britisk regissør

Sam Mendes Brits filmregisseur

Sam Mendes brittiläinen teatteri- ja elokuvaohjaaja

Sam Mendes réalisateur britannique

Sam Mendes regista britannico

Sems Mendess

Σαμ Μέντες

Сам Мендес

Сем Мендес

Сем Мендиз

Сэм Мендес

Սեմ Մենդես

סם מנדס במאי תיאטרון וקולנוע אנגלי

سام مندس

سام ميندز

सॅम मेंडेस

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멘더스, 샘 1965-

멘데스, 샘 1965-

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