12 November 2012 11:17 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Now that Skyfall is a massive global hit and widely regarded as one of the best Bond movies of all time, it alls eels to make perfect sense that it was directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes, who brought in collaborators like cinematographer Roger Deakins and composer Thomas Newman to make the film so spectacular. But it's worth remembering that, when Mendes was first hired for the job at the end of 2009, nobody could make any sense of it. How was the director of Away We Go going to handle a Bond film? Why did he even want to try? It turns out, the answer is pretty simple: He's English. Mendes, who had been primarily living in America for 8 years, returned to his home country to make the bulk of Skyfall and says he's proud to be participating in what's felt like a British renaissance ever since this summer's Olympics. »

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