Writer | Actor | Director
Sayles is a great admirer of Akira Kurosawa and borrowed the basic plot of "Battle beyond the Stars" from "The Seven Samurai.".
[1983 interview] It's great not to have to go around and raise your money - a thousand here, ten thousand there. But if I can't get the same kind of control doing it through a studio - artistic control, which is always important to a project as far ...
Frequently casts Mary McDonnell, Chris Cooper, Angela Bassett, Tom Wright, Gordon Clapp, Joe Morton, Vincent Spano and David Strathairn.
John Thomas Sayles
Schenectady, New York, USA
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