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Profile: John Sayles

  • Aired: 09/20/2012
  • 10:31
  • Rating: NR
Legendary filmmaker John Sayles has directed 17 films over the past three decades including "Return of the Secaucus Seven," "Matewan," "Eight Men Out," "Passion Fish" and "Lone Star." But before he was a filmmaker, Sayles was an award-winning fiction writer, having already published two novels and a collection of short stories before turning 30.
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Profile: John Sayles
Profile: John Sayles
The director-novelist talks about his new film, his latest novel and his unique career.
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