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  • Sam Mendes says no to next James Bond film

    Never say never again? Sam Mendes says he won't be directing the next James Bond film _ but may work on the series again in the future.

  • Sam Mendes, Tori Amos set for UK National Theatre

    The return of director Sam Mendes and a long-awaited musical by Tori Amos are among highlights announced Wednesday for the 50th anniversary season at Britain's National Theatre.

  • Craig puts his stamp on James Bond with ‘Skyfall’

    If you just looked at the cast and crew of "Skyfall," you could easily confuse the assembled talent for a prestige costume drama. Director Sam Mendes, actors Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes, and cinematographer Roger Deakins might just as easily be mounting a Shakespeare adaptation.

  • 5 examples of cinematographer Deakins' best work

    Roger Deakins is the rare person I was actually nervous to interview because I'm such a huge fan of his work. When I talked to the veteran cinematographer in early 2008, after he'd received Academy Award nominations for both "No Country for Old Men" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," I found him to be lovely and humble, with a dry and self-effacing British wit _ which naturally made me admire him even more.

  • MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Skyfall’

    When I first heard that "American Beauty" director Sam Mendes had been tapped to make the newest James Bond film, I wondered how the choice might transform the series. Would we find Bond sitting in a McMansion wearing a cardigan and brooding over a failed marriage? Would we discover in the end that the true enemy was, in fact, the inescapable horror of suburban ennui? Would he switch his drink order to white wine?

  • With 'Skyfall,' Craig puts his stamp on Bond

    If you just looked at the cast and crew of "Skyfall," you could easily confuse the assembled talent for a prestige costume drama. Director Sam Mendes, actors Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes, and cinematographer Roger Deakins might just as easily be mounting a Shakespeare adaptation.

  • Review: Bond is better than ever in `Skyfall'

    To borrow a line from Depeche Mode, death is everywhere in "Skyfall." James Bond's mortality has never been in such prominent focus, but the demise of the entire British spy game as we know it seems imminent, as well.

  • New 007 film to depict spy's inner demons

    The next James Bond movie, "Skyfall," promises the usual action, exotic locations, scheming villains and beautiful women. For fans of the original novels by Ian Fleming, there's more: a journey into the troubled psyche of the iconic spy.

  • Producers: New James Bond film titled "Skyfall"

    Screen spy James Bond is returning next year in a new movie called "Skyfall" with a star-studded cast, producers said Thursday.

  • Actors Daniel Craig (right) and Javier Bardem will star in the James Bond film "Skyfall," the 23rd in the series. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

    Craig, Bardem star in new Bond thriller

    Ah, Mr. Bond, we've been waiting for you — and at last 007 is back, several years after his last screen adventure.

  • Craig, Bardem star in new Bond thriller 'Skyfall'

    Ah, Mr. Bond, we've been waiting for you _ and at last 007 is back, several years after his last screen adventure.

  • Winslet helped rescue Branson's mother from fire

    Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet helped rescue Richard Branson's elderly mother from a fire that destroyed his Caribbean home.

  • Kate Winslet escapes fire at Branson's island home

    Guests including Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet escaped uninjured when fire destroyed Richard Branson's Caribbean home during a tropical storm Monday, said the British businessman.

  • Dates, cast announced for Spacey's 'Richard III'

    Producers have revealed the full cast of Sam Mendes' trans-Atlantic production of "Richard III," which opens in London in June with Kevin Spacey in the lead role.

  • Sam Mendes to direct Kevin Spacey in "Richard III"

    Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes are reuniting for a trans-Atlantic production of "Richard III," producers announced Thursday.

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