History Creator / SamMendes

14th May '18 10:32:24 AM Saveelich
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* SceneryPorn: His collaborations with cinematographers such as Conrad L. Hall, Roger Deakins, Ellen Kuras and Hoyte Van Hoytema really shows, particularly in Road to Perdition and Skyfall.

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* SceneryPorn: His collaborations with cinematographers such as Conrad L. Hall, Roger Deakins, Ellen Kuras and Hoyte Van Hoytema really shows, particularly in Road ''Road to Perdition Perdition'', ''Skyfall'' and Skyfall.''Spectre''.
30th Mar '18 7:11:36 AM Supergenderbender
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Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes (born 1965) is an English stage and film director.

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Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes (born August 1, 1965) is an English stage and film director.
5th Mar '18 9:35:15 PM nombretomado
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* AwesomeMusic: Don't forget that the fact that Creator/ThomasNewman creates amazing music in all of his films (except for ''Film/AwayWeGo'', where Alexi Murdoch's songs play over the film).

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* AwesomeMusic: Don't forget that the fact that Creator/ThomasNewman Music/ThomasNewman creates amazing music in all of his films (except for ''Film/AwayWeGo'', where Alexi Murdoch's songs play over the film).
7th Nov '17 10:56:49 AM kubritch1998
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* ShowDontTell: A lover of this cardinal rule of cinema, Mendes' style of storytelling has often been compared to Creator/AlfredHitchcock and Creator/OrsonWelles and BOY, you can see why. We don't think we need to tell you that he does this a lot. Just look at his films, ESPECIALLY ''Film/RoadToPerdition''.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Don't expect a Mendes film to not have this trope because it appears in ALL of his work, regardless if it takes up the majority of the movie or not. This happened all the way from the Burnhams in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' to the brothers Bond and Blofeld in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
* SceneryPorn: Appears in all of his films. It's even better when he worked with cinematographers such as Conrad L. Hall, Roger Deakins and just recently, Hoyte Van Hoytema.
* CharacterDevelopment: His characters usually contain arcs which drive the story. ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' are great examples of how they change throughout the course of the film.
* CreatorCameo: Mendes made cameos in (sadly, his first two) films. They pretty much go unnoticed, but they're pretty interesting to look at. He appeared as:

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* ShowDontTell: A lover of this cardinal rule of cinema, Mendes' style of storytelling has often been compared to Creator/AlfredHitchcock and Creator/OrsonWelles and BOY, you can see why. We don't think we need to tell you that he does this a lot. Just look at his films, ESPECIALLY ''Film/RoadToPerdition''.

* BigScrewedUpFamily: Don't expect a Mendes film to not have this trope because it appears Appears in ALL all of his work, regardless if it takes up the majority of the movie or not. This happened all the way from the Burnhams in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' to the brothers Bond and Blofeld in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
* SceneryPorn: Appears in all of his films. It's even better when he worked His collaborations with cinematographers such as Conrad L. Hall, Roger Deakins Deakins, Ellen Kuras and just recently, Hoyte Van Hoytema.
* CharacterDevelopment: His characters usually contain arcs which drive the story. ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad''
Hoytema really shows, particularly in Road to Perdition and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' are great examples of how they change throughout the course of the film.
Skyfall.
* CreatorCameo: Mendes He made cameos in (sadly, his first two) two films. They pretty much go unnoticed, but they're pretty interesting to look at. He appeared as:



** The only film where this trope never happened was in ''Film/AwayWeGo''. It's his least Mendesian film to date. In that film nobody dies and the tone is unambigously happy.
* SignatureStyle: Basically the condensed version of this trope list: [[HumansAreFlawed Flawed and]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality morally ambiguous characters]], wide shots of interior and exterior landscapes, [[BigScrewedUpFamily families (literal and metaphorical) falling apart]], use of Creator/ThomasNewman as composer, [[TheFilmofTheBook occasionally makes films based on books]] (Yes, Road to Perdition counts.), [[ShowDontTell reliance on visual storytelling]] and [[AnyoneCanDie killing off crucial characters]].

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** The only film where this trope never happened was in ''Film/AwayWeGo''. It's his least Mendesian film to date. In that film film, nobody dies and the tone is unambigously unambiguously happy.
* SignatureStyle: Basically Mendes uses a more observant and atmospheric style in his films, often staging his scenes mostly in wides and often leaving the condensed version of this trope list: [[HumansAreFlawed Flawed and]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality morally ambiguous characters]], wide shots of interior and exterior landscapes, [[BigScrewedUpFamily families (literal and metaphorical) falling apart]], use of Creator/ThomasNewman as composer, [[TheFilmofTheBook occasionally makes films based on books]] (Yes, Road to Perdition counts.), [[ShowDontTell reliance on visual storytelling]] and [[AnyoneCanDie killing off camera running at crucial characters]].
moments in the scene.
16th Sep '17 7:04:37 AM Kitchen90
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Shortly after this, he made his film directorial debut with ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', which netted him a Best Director UsefulNotes/AcademyAward -- one of five Oscars, including Best Picture. His film output is definitely weighted towards OscarBait, but he also has one of the most acclaimed Film/JamesBond films to his credit,''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', in 2012, and went on to direct its sequel, ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', in 2015. Speaking of range, he went from the ''Skyfall'' hit ''directly'' to a [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory stage musical adaptation]] of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''.

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Shortly after this, he made his film directorial debut with ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', which netted him a Best Director UsefulNotes/AcademyAward -- one of five Oscars, including Best Picture. His film output is definitely weighted towards OscarBait, but he also has one of the most acclaimed Film/JamesBond films to his credit,''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', credit, ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', in 2012, and went on to direct its sequel, ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', in 2015. Speaking of range, he went from the ''Skyfall'' hit ''directly'' to a [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory stage musical adaptation]] of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''.
22nd Aug '17 6:34:21 AM Kitchen90
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* ShowDontTell: A lover of this cardinal rule of cinema, Mendes' style of storytelling has often been compared to Creator/AlfredHitchcock and Creator/OrsonWelles and BOY, you can see why. We don't think we need to tell you that he does this a lot. Just look at his films, ESPECIALLY''Film/RoadToPerdition''.

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* ShowDontTell: A lover of this cardinal rule of cinema, Mendes' style of storytelling has often been compared to Creator/AlfredHitchcock and Creator/OrsonWelles and BOY, you can see why. We don't think we need to tell you that he does this a lot. Just look at his films, ESPECIALLY''Film/RoadToPerdition''.
ESPECIALLY ''Film/RoadToPerdition''.



















* SignatureStyle: Basically the condensed version of this trope list: [[HumansAreFlawed Flawed and]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality morally ambiguous characters]], wide shots of interior and exterior landscapes, [[BigScrewedUpFamily families (literal and metaphorical) falling apart]], use of Creator/ThomasNewman as composer, [[TheFilmofTheBook occasionally makes films based off books]] (Yes, Road to Perdition counts.), [[ShowDontTell reliance on visual storytelling]] and [[AnyoneCanDie killing off crucial characters]].

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\n* SignatureStyle: Basically the condensed version of this trope list: [[HumansAreFlawed Flawed and]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality morally ambiguous characters]], wide shots of interior and exterior landscapes, [[BigScrewedUpFamily families (literal and metaphorical) falling apart]], use of Creator/ThomasNewman as composer, [[TheFilmofTheBook occasionally makes films based off on books]] (Yes, Road to Perdition counts.), [[ShowDontTell reliance on visual storytelling]] and [[AnyoneCanDie killing off crucial characters]].
1st Jul '17 2:53:33 PM kubritch1998
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* ShowDontTell: A lover of this cardinal rule of cinema, Mendes' style of storytelling has often been compared to Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Creator/OrsonWelles and [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption Frank Darabont]] and BOY, you can see why. We don't think we need to tell you that he does this a lot. Just look at his films, ESPECIALLY''Film/RoadToPerdition''.

* BigScrewedUpFamily: Don't expect a Mendes film to NOT have this trope because it appears in ALL of his work, regardless if it takes up the majority of the movie or not. This happened all the way from the Burnhams in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' to the brothers Bond and Blofeld in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.

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* ShowDontTell: A lover of this cardinal rule of cinema, Mendes' style of storytelling has often been compared to Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Creator/AlfredHitchcock and Creator/OrsonWelles and [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption Frank Darabont]] and BOY, you can see why. We don't think we need to tell you that he does this a lot. Just look at his films, ESPECIALLY''Film/RoadToPerdition''.

* BigScrewedUpFamily: Don't expect a Mendes film to NOT not have this trope because it appears in ALL of his work, regardless if it takes up the majority of the movie or not. This happened all the way from the Burnhams in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' to the brothers Bond and Blofeld in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.



* CreatorCameo: Like Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Mendes made cameos in (sadly, his first two) films. They pretty much go unnoticed, but they're pretty interesting to look at. He appeared as:

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* CreatorCameo: Like Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Mendes made cameos in (sadly, his first two) films. They pretty much go unnoticed, but they're pretty interesting to look at. He appeared as:



* AwesomeMusic: Don't forget that the fact that Creator/ThomasNewman creates amazing music in all of his films (except for, sadly, ''Film/AwayWeGo'', where Alexi Murdoch's songs play over the film).

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* AwesomeMusic: Don't forget that the fact that Creator/ThomasNewman creates amazing music in all of his films (except for, sadly, for ''Film/AwayWeGo'', where Alexi Murdoch's songs play over the film).



* SignatureStyle: Basically the condensed version of this trope list: [[HumansAreFlawed Flawed and]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality morally ambiguous characters]], wide shots of interior and exterior landscapes, [[BigScrewedUpFamily families (literal and metaphorical) falling apart]], use of Creator/ThomasNewman as composer, [[TheFilmofTheBook occasionally makes films based off books]] (Yes, Road to Perdition counts.), [[ShowDontTell reliance on visual storytelling]], [[AnyoneCanDie killing off crucial characters]] and [[ThePerfectionist often perfectionistic when it comes to acting, editing and visual composition]] (just look at interviews and behind-the-scenes stories and you'll understand why).

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* SignatureStyle: Basically the condensed version of this trope list: [[HumansAreFlawed Flawed and]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality morally ambiguous characters]], wide shots of interior and exterior landscapes, [[BigScrewedUpFamily families (literal and metaphorical) falling apart]], use of Creator/ThomasNewman as composer, [[TheFilmofTheBook occasionally makes films based off books]] (Yes, Road to Perdition counts.), [[ShowDontTell reliance on visual storytelling]], storytelling]] and [[AnyoneCanDie killing off crucial characters]] and [[ThePerfectionist often perfectionistic when it comes to acting, editing and visual composition]] (just look at interviews and behind-the-scenes stories and you'll understand why).
characters]].
11th Jun '17 11:47:31 AM DavidCowie
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* ShowDontTell: A lover of this cardinal rule of cinema, Mendes' style of storytelling has often been compared to Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Creator/OrsonWelles and [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption Frank Darabont]] and BOY, you can see why. We don't think we need to tell you that he does this a lot. Just look at his films, ESPECIALLY''Film/RoadtoPerdition''.

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* ShowDontTell: A lover of this cardinal rule of cinema, Mendes' style of storytelling has often been compared to Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Creator/OrsonWelles and [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption Frank Darabont]] and BOY, you can see why. We don't think we need to tell you that he does this a lot. Just look at his films, ESPECIALLY''Film/RoadtoPerdition''.
ESPECIALLY''Film/RoadToPerdition''.



* CharacterDevelopment: His characters usually contain arcs which drive the story. ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', ''Film/RoadtoPerdition'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' are great examples of how they change throughout the course of the film.

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* CharacterDevelopment: His characters usually contain arcs which drive the story. ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', ''Film/RoadtoPerdition'', ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' are great examples of how they change throughout the course of the film.



** John Rooney's henchman in ''Film/RoadtoPerdition'' when [[spoiler: Michael Sullivan (Creator/TomHanks) engages in a silent shootout and kills Rooney at the end]].

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** John Rooney's henchman in ''Film/RoadtoPerdition'' ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' when [[spoiler: Michael Sullivan (Creator/TomHanks) engages in a silent shootout and kills Rooney at the end]].



** [[spoiler:John Rooney, Conor Rooney and Michael Sullivan]] in ''Film/RoadtoPerdition''

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** [[spoiler:John Rooney, Conor Rooney and Michael Sullivan]] in ''Film/RoadtoPerdition''''Film/RoadToPerdition''
9th Apr '17 2:37:51 PM kubritch1998
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* SignatureStyle: Basically the condensed version of this trope list: [[HumansAreFlawed Flawed and]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality morally ambiguous characters]], wide shots of interior and exterior landscapes, [[BigScrewedUpFamily families (literally or metaphorically) falling apart]], use of Creator/ThomasNewman as composer, [[TheFilmofTheBook occasionally makes films based off books]] (Yes, Road to Perdition counts.), [[ShowDontTell reliance on visual storytelling]] and [[ThePerfectionist often perfectionistic when it comes to acting, editing and visual composition]] (just look at interviews and behind-the-scenes stories and you'll understand why).

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* SignatureStyle: Basically the condensed version of this trope list: [[HumansAreFlawed Flawed and]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality morally ambiguous characters]], wide shots of interior and exterior landscapes, [[BigScrewedUpFamily families (literally or metaphorically) (literal and metaphorical) falling apart]], use of Creator/ThomasNewman as composer, [[TheFilmofTheBook occasionally makes films based off books]] (Yes, Road to Perdition counts.), [[ShowDontTell reliance on visual storytelling]] storytelling]], [[AnyoneCanDie killing off crucial characters]] and [[ThePerfectionist often perfectionistic when it comes to acting, editing and visual composition]] (just look at interviews and behind-the-scenes stories and you'll understand why).
9th Apr '17 2:36:10 PM kubritch1998
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* AnyoneCanDie: Every Mendes film contains a pivotal character(s) (cerimoniously or otherwise) kicking the bucket by the bittersweet/depressing third act.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Every Mendes film contains a pivotal character(s) (cerimoniously (ceremoniously or otherwise) kicking the bucket by the bittersweet/depressing third act.


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* SignatureStyle: Basically the condensed version of this trope list: [[HumansAreFlawed Flawed and]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality morally ambiguous characters]], wide shots of interior and exterior landscapes, [[BigScrewedUpFamily families (literally or metaphorically) falling apart]], use of Creator/ThomasNewman as composer, [[TheFilmofTheBook occasionally makes films based off books]] (Yes, Road to Perdition counts.), [[ShowDontTell reliance on visual storytelling]] and [[ThePerfectionist often perfectionistic when it comes to acting, editing and visual composition]] (just look at interviews and behind-the-scenes stories and you'll understand why).
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