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Sidney Lumet–Rest In Peace–Videos

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Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific ‘actor’s director’ steered clear of Hollywood

“…Sidney Lumet, a four-time Oscar nominee, was known for guiding strong performances in films such as ’12 Angry Men,’ ‘Network’ and ‘Dog Day Afternoon.’ He directed more than 40 films in his long career, many of them in his hometown of New York. …”,0,7115943.story

Favorite Directors Series – Sidney Lumet


Sidney Lumet Canadian TV Interview 1985 Part #1


Sidney Lumet Canadian TV Interview 1985 Part #2


Sidney Lumet Canadian TV Interview 1985 Part #3


Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 2 of 6


Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 3 of 6


Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 4 of 6


Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 5 of 6


Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 6 of 6


Director Sydney Lumet – Stephen Holt Show




Sidney Lumet On 12 ANGRY MEN


Sidney Lumet On What Makes A Great Courtroom Drama


Sidney Lumet On THE VERDICT


Garbo Talks


NYFF 07: Sidney Lumet On The Digital Revolution


12 Angry Men – This is how you deal with prejudice.


A View from the Bridge (Vu Du Pont ) – 1962


The Mad Scene… (Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Act IV)


Fail-Safe (1964) Ending


The Hill – Trailer – (1965) – HQ


THE HILL 1 1965


The Pawnbroker – ‘You People?’

Sean Connery, Movie – The Anderson Tapes (Original Trailer)


Serpico Trailer

Murder on the Orient Express (1974) – Lauren Bacall – Albert Finney

Equus 1977

“You Can’t Win” The Wiz

Prince of the City THE FINAL ARGUMENT

The Verdict – Trailer – (1982) HQ

Memorable movie moments-Dog day afternoon

The Verdict – Paul Newman 1982

Daniel (Part 1)


Network – Mad as hell


Running On Empty- River Phoenix-Movie ( Clip 1)


Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead


Daniel (Part 13)


Background Articles and Videos


Sidney Lumet

“…Sidney Lumet (play /luːˈmɛt/ loo-MET; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his name. He was nominated as best director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). Although he never won an Oscar, 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for 10, winning 4.

The Encyclopedia of Hollywood states that Lumet was one of the most prolific directors of the modern era, making more than one movie per year on average since his directorial debut in 1957.[1] He was noted by Turner Classic Movies for his “strong direction of actors”, “vigorous storytelling” and the “social realism” in his best work.[2] Film critic Roger Ebert described him as having been “one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors.”[3] Lumet was also known as an “actor’s director,” having worked with the best of them during his career, probably more than “any other director.”[4]

Lumet began his career as an Off-Broadway director, then became a highly efficient TV director. His first movie was typical of his best work: a well-acted, tightly written, deeply considered “problem picture,” 12 Angry Men (1957). From that point on Lumet divided his energies among other idealistic problem pictures along with literate adaptations of plays and novels, big stylish pictures, and New York-based black comedies. As a result of directing 12 Angry Men, he was also responsible for leading the first wave of directors who made a successful transition from TV to movies. In 2005, Lumet received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for his “brilliant services to screenwriters, performers, and the art of the motion picture.” Two years later, he concluded his career with the acclaimed drama Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007). …”

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