April 12, 2011

R.I.P. Sidney Lumet: A Career Retrospective In Movie Posters

Over the past weekend, Hollywood lost one of its greatest directors, Sidney Lumet. Lumet, known as "The Actors Director" amongst his peers, worked with the best and brightest throughout his long, illustrious career. Everyone from Fonda to Newman, to Dunaway to Brando, to Sophie Loren & Katherine Hepburn... Lumet worked with the best of the best. His top collaborations came with Sean Connery and Al Pacino (too many great films to count). Most of his movies were set in NYC and reflected an era of my hometown that was before my time but comes alive in movies like 'Dog Day Afternoon' and 'Serpico'. Lumet was a visionary all the way up until his last film, 'Before The Devil Knows Your Dead' (a phenomenal movie... really!). He was 86 years old... you will be missed Sidney. Thanks for the memories!!!























2 comments:

  1. Some of these movies I never knew he did. I'll have to check 'em out now.

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  2. Me neither..I have to catch up on my Lumet. 'Fail Safe' and 'The Anderson Tapes' look like my cup o' tea.

    'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' was excellent!

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