Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sidney Lumet 1924 - 2011

The film industry lost a great today with the passing of legendary director Sidney Lumet. Beginning as a respected TV director in the 50s, Lumet easily transitioned to feature films with the masterful 12 Angry Men. Though his career did falter at times with bombs like The Wiz and the Vin Diesel vehicle Find Me Guilty, his career is filled with an inordinate number of film classics such as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Murder on the Orient Express and the immortal satire Network. Though nominated 5 times, Lumet never received an Oscar until he was awarded an honorary statue in 2005. He leaves behind one of cinema's great bodies of work through which he will be remembered for decades to come.

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