Is princeton and beauty dating
Weinraub, Bernard, "A Wunderkind Discovers the Wonders of Film," in New York Times , 12 September 1999.
Mc Carthy, Todd, "'American' Dream, Worked Over," in Variety (Los Angeles) 13 September 1999.
Kemp, Philip, "Sam Mendes' American Beauty: The Nice Man Cometh," in Sight and Sound (London), January 2000.
And yet she is in the same position as Lester; life has not at all turned out as she had hoped and the costs extracted have left her hollow on the inside.Mendes was hand picked to direct American Beauty by Steven Spielberg, whose Dream Works SKG (controlled by Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen) owned the rights to Alan Ball's original screenplay.Although seemingly an odd choice, Mendes' beautifully crafted, superbly acted, and critically acclaimed film proves Spielberg an astute judge of directorial potential.Early in the film Lester meets Jane's friend Angela, on whom he develops a crush that becomes the catalyst for the remainder of the action.The film's scathing portrayal of American suburbia is neither groundbreaking nor innovative as the suburbs have been the subject of artistic contempt dating back to at least John Cheever's short fiction of the early 1950s.