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Sam Mendes: why I love Paris, Texas

Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes discusses Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas (1984) and explains how it inspired his own American Beauty (1999) and Road to Perdition (2002). Mendes also talks about adapting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the theatre and teases details on the next James Bond film.

Sam Mendes was speaking at a screening of Paris, Texas shown courtesy of BFI Screen Epiphanies in partnership with American Express®.

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