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    Director Sidney Lumet dies at 86

    Acclaimed film director Sidney Lumet, whose New York-based films were regarded as classics, has died at the age of 86, his family says.

    He died at his Manhattan home of lymphoma, his step-daughter said.

    Lumet rose to prominence with the jury-room drama 12 Angry Men; other major films included Dog Day Afternoon, Network, and Serpico.

    He directed more than 40 films, which garnered some 50 Oscar nominations, Reuters news agency said.

    The son of actors, he began as an actor in Yiddish theatre in New York, before moving into film direction in the 1950s.

    His first film, the low-budget legal drama 12 Angry Men, was nominated for a string of Oscars.

    Throughout the rest of his career he was regarded as a master of the cinematic craft, respected by actors and fellow directors alike.

    "While the goal of all movies is to entertain, the kind of film in which I believe goes one step further," the New York Times quoted him as saying.

    "It compels the spectator to examine one facet or another of his own conscience. It stimulates thought and sets the mental juices flowing."
    I haven't seen it for ages, but I love 12 Angry Men. RIP.
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    I loved Network. What a hoot!

    RIP Sidney Lumet.

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    Peter Finch was great in Network, winning a posthumous Academy Award. I didn't like the film as much as some of Lumet's other work, though.
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    His social conscience informed his work; and made us think.
    Thank you. We are richer because of that.
    RIP.

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    My five favourite Sidney Lumet movies (well, other than the ones already mentioned above!):

    The Wiz (Diana Ross, Michael Jackson) - LOVE the soundtrack, too
    Strip Search (Glenn Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal) - a MUST-see
    Deathtrap (Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon) - a GREAT movie
    Running on Empty (River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch) - River...!
    Equus (Richard Burton)

    Other Sidney Lumet movies of note:

    The Verdict (Paul Newman, Jack Warden)
    Murder on the Orient Express (Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman)
    The Morning After (Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges)
    Family Business (Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman)
    Q & A (Timothy Hutton, Nick Nolte, Armand Assante)
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Network is one of the greatest movies I've ever seen. Talk about prophetic!
    "Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility." - Ambrose Bierce

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    My favorite Lumet film, "Prince of the City", is the best 'cop' film ever, imo. Unfortunately, it didn't do well at the box office. IIRC, Lumet was married to Lena Horne's daughter, Gail Buckley, and had two daughters with her.

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