Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sidney Lumet, 1924-2011. R.I.P.

Director Sidney Lumet died yesterday of lymphoma. He was 86. Lumet received four Academy Award nominations as Best Director for 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network and The Verdict.

Although he never won an Oscar he did receive an honorary Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005. He also directed films such as Murder On The Orient Express, The Wiz and Prince of the City. Lumet directed his last film, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, in 2007.

My favorite Lumet film of all is Serpico starring Al Pacino.

1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

I've always liked Sidney Lumet's movies, and I've always liked the ideaof Sidney Lumet's movies, the elevation of sheer storytelling craft over self-indulgent personal expression. Lumet had plenty to express, all right, but he did it with a minimum of fuss and always with his full attention on entertaining the viewer in an intelligent way.He will be missed..RIP.