Thursday, April 21, 2011

R.I.P. to the great Sidney Lumet

A little late on this news... but given props out to one of the best directors in the last 50 years. Sidney Lumet directed into his 80's. He died from lymphoma on April 9th. Here's a quick list of some of the great films his directed and got 18 Oscar nominations for the actors in his films....

1957- 12 Angry Men
1962- Long Days Journey Into Night
1964- The Pawnbroker
1969- The Appointment
1971- The Anderson Tapes
1973- Serpico
1974- Murder On The Orient Express
1975- Dog Day Afternoon
1976- Network
1981- Prince Of The City
1982- The Verdict
1986- The Morning After
1988- Running On Empty
1989- Family Business
1990- Q & A
1999- Gloria
2007- Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !