When you think of a movie, you don’t just think of a story, or lines, or characters. You think of, ‘What’s it going to look like and what’s it going to sound like?’
John Sayles has established a reputation for refusing to abandon his values in favor of becoming a studio filmmaker.
His films are nuanced explorations of relationships, a style that reflects his beginning as a writer of short stories and novels before becoming a screenwriter.
He made his directorial debut with Return of the Secaucus Seven, and explored social and political issues in such films as Lianna, Matewan, and Lone Star.