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Mendes, Sam

Overview
Works: 244 works in 1,258 publications in 11 languages and 23,820 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Spy films  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Crime films  War films  Romance films  Comedy films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, fmd, Restager , Author, Performer, Other, Conductor, Film editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, dir, pmn, Creator, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sam Mendes
American Beauty by Sam Mendes( Visual )

247 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,801 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 )

93 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,199 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
Road to Perdition by Sam Mendes( Visual )

100 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,035 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 )

79 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,710 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 )

98 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,348 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 )

72 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,307 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 )

43 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 989 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
Penny dreadful by Eva Green( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 890 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
The hollow crown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 847 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
The hollow crown. Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V by Sam Mendes( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 143 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
NOW : in the wings on a world stage by Jeremy Whelehan( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 126 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 92 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
Skyfall 007 by Sam [Regie] Mendes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In SKYFALL, Bond's loyalty to M (JUDI DENCH) is tested as her past returns to haunt her, 007 must track down destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost
American beauty by Alan Ball( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 62 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 hollow crown : the complete series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 59 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
The road to perdition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a hitman's son witnesses him at work, they must go on the run in order to avoid a confrontation with the father's mafia boss
Zeiten des Aufruhrs Revolutionary road( Visual )

10 editions published in 2009 in 4 languages and held by 44 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."
Les noces rebelles by Sam Mendes( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 43 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."
American beauty ... sehen Sie genau hin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in German and Multiple languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gattin Carolyn geht fremd, Tochter Jane übt sich in Unnahbarkeit. So besteht der einzige Höhepunkt des Tages für Familienvater Lester darin, allmorgendlich unter der Dusche zu onanieren. Da verguckt sich der Mittvierziger in Janes Freundin Angela und beschließt, sein Leben umzukrempeln. Der Job wird gekündigt, der Van gegen einen Sportwagen eingetauscht, mit Hanteln gegen den Bierbauch vorgegangen. Und damit sich auch im Gehirn ein entspanntes Gefühl einstellt, lässt sich Lester vom skurrilen Nachbarsjungen mit Marihuana versorgen
 
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Alternative Names
Mendes , Samuel Alexander

Mendes, Samuel Alexander 1965-

Mendez Sam

Sam Mendes Britischer Filmregisseur

Sam Mendes britisk regissør

Sam Mendes Brits filmregisseur

Sam Mendes brittiläinen teatteri- ja elokuvaohjaaja

Sam Mendes director inglés

Sam Mendes English stage and film director

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

স্যাম মেন্ডেজ

სემ მენდესი

멘더스, 샘 1965-

멘데스, 샘 1965-

샘 멘디스

サム・メンデス

山姆·曼德斯

森·曼特斯

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