Jameson Empire Awards 2013
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Jameson Empire Awards 2013 Winner - Empire Inspiration Award - Sam Mendes

WHAT WE SAID ABOUT SKYFALL (2012)... The pre-credits sequence, which coincidentally chases through a Turkish bazaar seen this year in Taken 2 and Argo, establishes that Sam Mendes - brought in to raise the tone a bit - can handle a fist-fight on top of a train as well as anyone.
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ON AWAY WE GO (2009)... This is not an 'important' film likely to receive the Oscar hype Mendes usually attracts (that seems to be much the point), but it's a charming look at one of today's best directors cheerfully cutting loose.
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ON REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (2008)... The adaptation of Richard Yates' novel is understandably trumpeted as a high-class affair, of no little interest because it's the first time Sam Mendes has directed his wife Kate Winslet.
Read Empire's Revolutionary Road review

ON JARHEAD (2005)... It's a technical marvel; Mendes, working with new cinematographer and regular Coen brothers' collaborator Roger Deakins, peppers the screen with visuals to stir the loins of any red-blooded male. War has rarely looked so real, or so ravishing.
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ON ROAD TO PERDITION (2002)... Mendes also paints his affluent Anywhereville with a worndown quality, all saturated colours and blank walls, throwing in outlandish angles to evoke the skewed normality of these fractured lives. Oddball teen neighbour Wes Bentley, clinically romantic about Burnham's daughter and chief preacher of the film's look-for-the-true-beauty philosophy, constantly Camcords the world around him, allowing Mendes to play cool games with shots within shots.
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ON AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)... Mendes also paints his affluent Anywhereville with a worndown quality, all saturated colours and blank walls, throwing in outlandish angles to evoke the skewed normality of these fractured lives. Oddball teen neighbour Wes Bentley, clinically romantic about Burnham's daughter and chief preacher of the film's look-for-the-true-beauty philosophy, constantly Camcords the world around him, allowing Mendes to play cool games with shots within shots.
Read Empire's American Beauty review




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