John Sayles

John Sayles


Born
in Schenectady, New York, The United States
September 28, 1950

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John Thomas Sayles is an independent film director, screenwriter, novelist and short story writer who frequently plays small roles in his own and other indie films.

Average rating: 4.07 · 2,180 ratings · 301 reviews · 37 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Moment in the Sun

3.88 avg rating — 689 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Thinking In Pictures: The M...

4.13 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Union Dues

3.95 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1976 — 8 editions
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The Anarchist's Convention ...

3.88 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1979 — 6 editions
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Los Gusanos: A Novel

3.73 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Pride of the Bimbos

3.25 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1975 — 6 editions
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Dillinger in Hollywood: New...

3.89 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Sayles on Sayles

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4.07 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1998
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Men With Guns & Lone Star

4.11 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1998
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Silver City and Other Scree...

4.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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“He likes to know things. He checks out book and record collections when he visits people, looks in medicine cabinets, takes inventory in refrigerators. He eaves drops on conversations at public phone booths. He reads murder victims' mail.”
John Sayles, Los Gusanos: A Novel

“That is the definition of faith, hermano," says Figueroa. "Something that we believe in even though it doesn't work."
Eres un cinicio."
If it worked, it would be science.”
John Sayles, Los Gusanos: A Novel

“The only difference between dancing and fucking," he said in those days, "is that you don't fuck in front of a live band.”
John Sayles, Los Gusanos: A Novel

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