Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by orientalplane, Apr 9, 2011.
I haven't seen it for ages, but I love 12 Angry Men. RIP.
I loved Network. What a hoot!
RIP Sidney Lumet.
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.
His social conscience informed his work; and made us think.
Thank you. We are richer because of that.
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)
Network is one of the greatest movies I've ever seen. Talk about prophetic!
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.