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Sam Mendes

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Acclaimed director Sir Sam Mendes, director of Oscar-nominated 1917, as well as Skyfall and Spectre, selects clips from the films that have had the greatest influence on both him and his career.

In this first episode of a new series, Life Cinematic, Oscar-nominated British director Sir Sam Mendes talks to Edith Bowman about the films that have influenced his life and career.

His choices range from classics such as Blue Velvet, Taxi Driver and The Godfather II to contemporary masterpieces, including Lost In Translation. Sam also provides insights into the making of his most recent film, 1917, and reflects on his early introduction to cinema, as well as his aspirations for the future.

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Fri 18 Sep 2020 00:40

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Ry Cooder

    Paris, Texas

  • 00:02

    The Ink Spots

    The Gypsy

  • 00:05

    Bobby Vinton

    Blue Velvet

  • 00:06

    Angelo Badalamenti

    Lumberton U.S.A. / Going Down To Lincoln

  • 00:13

    Robert De Niro

    Taxi Driver

  • 00:25

    The White Stripes

    Ball and Biscuit

  • 00:31

    George Benson

    On Broadway

  • 00:33

    George Benson

    On Broadway

  • 00:59

    Paul Bateman, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Godfather Part II

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Edith Bowman
Interviewed Guest Sam Mendes
Series Editor Sam Anthony
Series Producer Ian Sharpe
Executive Producer Jez Nelson

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