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Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) – Director of Classics of American Cinema, Focused on Conscience

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 10 April 2011

Serpico (1973), directed by Sidney Lumet, theatrical release poster

image: Wikipedia

The great, and prolific, American film director, Sidney Lumet, who brought us such excellent and memorable films as 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976),  The Verdict (1982) and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007), among many, many others, has died at the age of 86.

Robert Berkvist has written a thoughtful article entitled “A Director of Classics, Focused on Conscience” in the Movies section of The New York Times looking at Lumet, his career, films, and motivations.

Excellent slideshow, again from The New York Times, here.

Here is a link to a 13 minute video interview with Sidney Lumet, in The Last Word section of The New York Times (online) where he discusses his career, his gritty New York films and his legacy.

See our review of Sidney Lumet’s excellent, though little-known, 1972 film, The Offence, starring Sean Connery, here.

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