**This essay was originally published on November 9th, 2012, immediately following the film’s release**
As long as I can remember, I’ve been a James Bond fan. 1,702 more words
Every director worth his salt seems, at one point or another, to tackle a war film. Often, the particular war or setting chosen serves as a compelling prism with which to gaze into a given director’s own psyche and mentality about the nature of conflict. 1,465 more words
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SPECTRE || 2015, USA || Action || Directed by – Sam Mendes / Written by – John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth / Produced by – Zakaria Alaoui, Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig, Roberto Malerba, Callum McDougall, Andrew Noakes, Stacy Perskie, David Pope, Wolfgang Ramml, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Gregg Wilson, Michael G.
Notable Festivals: Venice (In Competition)
Academy Award Wins: Best Cinematography
2002’s ROAD TO PERDITION was the first film by Sam Mendes that I ever saw. As I wrote previously, I remembered being captivated by the imagery on display during the theatrical trailer, and sought it out on DVD once it was available. 1,814 more words