American Beauty

Part 3: The Sixth Sense to Fight Club (August - October 1999) | 24 Mar 2009 // 4:00 PM

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.


'American Beauty' Is a Victim of Its Own Middlebrow, Mainstream Success | 22 Sep 2010 // 3:59 PM

Despite the critical success of American Beauty, it turned out that Sam Mendes was not a wild, idiosyncratic, long-take visionary like P.T. Anderson or Spike Jonze, but rather a strong studio craftsman.

American Beauty (1999) | 31 Dec 1994 // 6:03 PM

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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