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Sidney Lumet R.I.P

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    Sidney Lumet and Marlon Brando (from the Fugitive Kind)

  • Sidney Lumet (June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011)
    (- vigorous storytelling” and the “social realism” in his best work.)

  • Of his final film, “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (2007), I wrote: “This is a movie, I promise you, that grabs you and won’t let you think of anything else. It’s wonderful when a director like Lumet wins a Lifetime Achievement Oscar at 80, and three years later makes one of his greatest achievements.” Like many of his films, it went on my list of the year’s ten best.
    Roger Ebert

    10 essential films by Lumet (Running on Empty was not in this list).

    Sidney Lumet, Director of American Film Classics, Dies at 86

    Yet for all the critical success of his films and despite the more than 40 Academy Award nominations they drew, Mr. Lumet himself never won an Oscar, though he was nominated four times as best director. (The other nominations were for “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “The Verdict.”)
    Only in 2005 did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present him with an honorary Academy Award. Manhola Dargis, writing in The New York Times, called it a “consolation prize for a lifetime of neglect.”

    Share your thoughts on director Sidney’s Legacy

    Who gives the order – Larry
    Larry Hagman was in two films by Sidney Lumet Fail Safe and The Group.

    On Actor’s studio – interview

    Dean Stockwell (previous post) was in Long Day’s Journey into Night

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