Sam Mendes

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Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes

All I know is that I operate by going out to each of them and trying to learn the territory in which they operate. My language to each of them has to suit their brain.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:02]
As a first-time director in America, I feel I've been very fortunate.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:07]
For me, certain shots or scenes are keys in the movie.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:13]
I don't think good and evil are polarized.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:26]
I like throwing snowballs at small children.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:38]
I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:51]
I think with Blair Witch and The Sixth Sense, people are much more open to something that is different.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:58]
I wanted to keep exploring... I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:10]
I'm certainly getting a lot more mail... that's basically it.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:18]
If you lived through the shooting of Jaws, you can live through anything.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:25]
It took me a long time to film the plastic bag, and then I had to get the cut of the scene right. But if you find it as beautiful as the character does, then suddenly it becomes a different movie, and so did he as a character.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:31]
It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do. But there's one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do. He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:36]
Kevin and Annette... I wanted them to do it together. They clearly wanted to work with each other.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:42]
Now I'm back home, living in London, running my theater. I just want to enjoy all that.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:48]
One movie is only one movie. I want to have a lifetime of making films.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:54]
The characters are trapped within the lifestyle. It's about what goes on before the movie starts.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:16]
There's good and bad in everybody. I wasn't looking for the good, or looking for the bad. This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago, and he's learned to live with it. He's tried to protect his family from it.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:41]
This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next, and I'm rather enjoying it. Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:56]
Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:02]
When I drive through a field, I want to see green grass sometimes, and I don't want to see black and white.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:07]
You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money, and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:19]
You've got to work. You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.More Sam Mendes [07/28/2011 05:07:46]
I've made movies that cost less than one car chase.More Sam Mendes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.More Sam Mendes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't think of it as a competition - which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly.More Sam Mendes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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