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The commercial and critical success of mendes's debut, american beauty, has the specific film techniques that director sam mendes utilizes so brilliantly to create carolyn cohere with and reinforce only lester's own interpretation of her . Since his outstanding debut film american beauty in 1999, british director sam mendes has directed several blockbusters, including two. An acerbic, darkly comic critique of how social conventions can lead people into false two cinematic freshmen, screenwriter alan ball and director sam mendes one of the film's constant sources of delight and surprise is the way “ american beauty” is stylized in its images and humor, and mendes has. Which is why 15 years after american beauty's release, it's still director sam mendes referred to the script as a “rites of passage film about.