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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Sidney Lumet — died at 86 today

What a director!

He was one of the finest directors in the USA. He gave us 40 feature films (and more programs for TV, too).

I started with his his absolutely brilliant and wonderful first film,12 Angry Men — and then he kept me on my toes in Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Stage Struck, and Network — each of which I have seen several times.

Lumet also made the powerful Fail-Safe, the cleverly directed Murder on the Orient Express, and - recently - Before the Devil Knows You Are Dead.

You can see his filmography here.


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