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Independent Filmmaker John Sayles

Annie Corrigan interviews author, screenwriter, and director John Sayles.

John Sayles

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.

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