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Sam Mendes Birthday: From 1917 to American Beauty, Here’s Looking At the Director’s Best Works

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Sam Mendes is one of Hollywood’s s famed English film and stage director, producer and screenwriter. Mendes has directed stage musicals such as Cabaret (1993), Oliver! (1994), Company (1995). Although he is more popular for directing films such as a Revolutionary Road (2008), and the James Bond films Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015) and the recently released war drama, 1917. The director is particularly loved for his style of filmmaking which involves a lot of details. Mendes made his directorial debut with American Beauty (1999) and it fetched him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director. 1917 Movie Review: Sam Mendes’ Genius Direction & Roger Deakins’ Astounding Cinematography Create the Most Immersive War Film of This Century.

As Mendes celebrates his birthday on July 31, we look at the director’s best works. Mendes’ contribution to cinema and stage has been phenomenal and hence he was appointed a CBE for his services to drama, and he was knighted in the 2020 New Years Honours List. Among other honours, in 2005, he also received a lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain. As we celebrate this ace director’s birthday, here’s looking at his works you cannot miss.

1917

The 2019 film was the talk of the town for many reasons and all good. It has been considered to be one of the best war films to have released in recent past. Not only was the film great because of its content, but it was also immersive, and impressive technical achievement.

American Beauty

American dark comedy-drama film written by Alan starred Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, Annette Benning in key roles. The film is considered to be a penetrating and often humorous take on contemporary life in suburban America. Spacey was hailed for his amazing act in the film but above all, director Sam Mendes received immense praises for his clever direction.

Revolutionary Road

Bringing together one of the most loved Hollywood on-screen pairings, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, Mendes had a winner on his hands. The romantic drama was written by Justin Haythe and based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates. With stunning performances and a beautiful direction, this film is for the ages. If you haven’t watched it yet, you must for its delicate storytelling.

Skyfall

Mendes has done it all. He has also directed two James Bond films including Skyfall and Spectre though we have to say Skyfall is a notch better than Spectre. The twenty-third film in the James Bond series stars Daniel Craig as the 007 agent. This is one of the biggest Bond films and a key one at that because of its important climax.

If you haven’t caught these Sam Mendes films yet, there’s no better time than this quarantine to introduce yourselves to these amazing films. Do let us know in comments below which is your favourite.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 01, 2020 10:20 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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Krack Day 5 Box Office Collection

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Krack performed well on its first 4 days at the box office and earned ₹ 18.35 Cr India net. Here is Krack 5th day box office collection and Occupancy.Krack may earn 2.00 Cr on its fifth day.Krack 5 Days Box Office CollectionDayIndia Net CollectionDay 1 [1st Saturday]₹ 0.95 CrDay 2 [1st Sunday]₹ 9.00 CrDay 3 [1st Monday]₹ 4.50 CrDay 4 [1st Tuesday]₹ 3.90 CrDay 5 [1st Wesdnesday]₹ 2.00 Cr * may earnTotal₹ 20.35 Cr
5 Days India Net Collection ₹ – Cr5 Days Worldwide Collection ₹ – Cr5 Days Overseas Collection ₹ – Cr5 Days India Gross Collection ₹ – Cr5 Days Worldwide Share ₹ – CrKrack AP/TG area wise share collectionDayNizamCededGunturKrishnaNelloreWestEastUADay TotalDay 1 [1st Saturday]₹ 0.25 Cr₹ 0.05 Cr₹ 0.05 Cr₹ 0.06 Cr₹ 0.04 Cr₹ 0.05 Cr₹ 0.03 Cr₹ 0.07 Cr₹ 0.60 CrDay 2 [1st Sunday]₹ 2.05 Cr₹ 0.95 Cr₹ 0.60 Cr₹ 0.40 Cr₹ 0.23 Cr₹ 0.52 Cr₹ 0.40 Cr₹ 0.75 Cr₹ 5.90 CrDay 3 [1st Monday]₹ 1.00 Cr₹ 0.60 Cr₹ 0.25 Cr₹ 0.20 Cr₹ 0.15 Cr₹ 0.17 Cr₹ 0.30 Cr₹ 0.35 Cr₹ 3.02 CrDay 4 [1st Tuesday]₹ 1.00 Cr₹ 0.55 Cr₹ 0.20 Cr₹ 0.15 Cr₹ 0.15 Cr₹ 0.15 Cr₹ 0.20 Cr₹ 0.30 Cr₹ 2.70 CrTotal AP/TG Share₹ 4.30 Cr₹ 2.15 Cr₹ 1.10 Cr₹ 0.81 Cr₹ 0.57 Cr₹ 0.89 Cr₹ 0.93 Cr₹ 1.47 Cr₹ 12.22 Cr

Krack had an overall 44.88% Telugu Occupancy on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.Krack Day 5 Telugu Occupancy in Theaters
Morning Shows: 31.61%Afternoon Shows: 58.15%Evening Shows: -%Night Shows: -%Note: For mobile, Rotate the screen for the best view. Krack Day 5 Telugu Occupancy in main regionsRegionOverallMorningAfternoonEveningNightShowsBengaluru17.50%15%20%%%100Hyderabad40.00%25%55%%%250Chennai25.00%%25%%%4Vijayawada45.00%25%65%%%70Warangal82.50%70%95%%%16Guntur82.00%65%99%%%20Vizag-Visakhapatnam80.00%65%95%%%70Nizamabad72.50%60%85%%%10
This film is directed by Gopichand Malineni and produced by Saraswathi Films Division. Krack stars Ravi Teja, Shruthi Haasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Samuthirakani in key roles. For more and the latest news about Tollywood Box Office Collection, Stay tuned to us.
Disclaimer: The Box Office Data are compiled from various sources and by our own research.
These data can be approximate and Sacnilk does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data.

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