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Mendes, Sam

Works: 166 works in 1,102 publications in 10 languages and 23,194 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Spy films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Gangster films  Crime films  Romance films  War films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, fmd, Restager , Author, Performer, Conductor, Film editor, Author of introduction, dir, Other, pmn, Interviewee, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sam Mendes
American Beauty by Sam Mendes( Visual )

256 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,757 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 )

106 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust - Bond. 007 aided only by field agent Eve, follows a trail that leads to Silva, whose motives have yet to reveal themselves
Road to Perdition by Sam Mendes( Visual )

128 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,098 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 )

75 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Britse geheime agent James Bond trekt ten strijde tegen de geheimzinnige organisatie Spectre die uit is op het regeren van de wereld
Revolutionary road by Sam Mendes( Visual )

106 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,463 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. One he places little effort at, but he 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 )

83 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,327 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 )

49 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,385 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 1,016 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
The hollow crown by Simon Russell Beale( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 966 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 )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An erotically charged, profoundly unsettling new saga, Penny Dreadful completely reinvents literature's 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."--Container
NOW : in the wings on a world stage( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 127 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. Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Richard III
Road to perdition by Max Allan Collins( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and German and held by 75 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
Penny dreadful( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An erotically charged, profoundly unsettling new saga that completely reinvents literature's 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
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)
Daniel Craig collection : 007 ; Casino Royale, Quantum of solace, Skyfall( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his licence to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to 00 status. M (Judi Dench), head of the British Secret Service, sends the newly promoted 007 on his first mission that 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, Bonds 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"--Container
Les sentiers de la perdition by Sam Mendes( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis : En 1930, deux pères : Michael Sullivan, un tueur professionnel au service de la mafia irlandaise dans le Chicago de la Dépression, et Mr. John Rooney, son patron et mentor, qui l'a élevé comme son fils. Deux fils : Michael Sullivan junior et Connor Rooney, qui font chacun des efforts désespérés pour s'attirer l'estime et l'amour de leurs géniteurs. La jalousie et l'esprit de compétition les plongent dans une spirale de violence aveugle dont les premières victimes sont la femme de Sullivan et son fils cadet Peter. Un long voyage commence alors pour Michael Sullivan et son fils survivant. Au bout de cette route, la promesse d'une vengeance et l'espoir de conjurer l'enfer. Et peut-être l'aube d'un sentiment nouveau entre un père et son fils
Revolutionary road by Richard Yates( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bygger på romanen: Revolutionary road / Richard Yates
Catching the light : Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale : a working partnership by Mark Leipacher( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 a detailed account of the productions and, uniquely, Mendes' and Beale's own observations on their method of work and on the discoveries they made in each of the plays. How do moments of magic on stage arise in the rehearsal room? 'Catching the Light', full of anecdotes and gems of knowledge, is an indispensable read for actors, directors, students and anyone who loves the theatre"--Publisher's description, back cover
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Road to Perdition
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-

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