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Director Sidney Lumet dies at 86

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by orientalplane, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

    I haven't seen it for ages, but I love 12 Angry Men. RIP.
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  2. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    I loved Network. What a hoot!

    RIP Sidney Lumet.
  3. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

    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.
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  4. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    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...! :fragile:
    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)
  6. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    Network is one of the greatest movies I've ever seen. Talk about prophetic!
  7. Civic

    Civic New Member

    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.