Legendary Director Sidney Lumet Dies at 86 - TennisForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2011, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
*JR*'s Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: On the Peace Train
Posts: 34,247
Legendary Director Sidney Lumet Dies at 86

by John Lopez
April 9, 2011, 7:30 PM

New York has its share of cinema-poets, but it lost a lion Saturday morning with the death of director Sidney Lumet, at the age of 86. If Woody Allen sketches Manhattanís vibrant jostle with the neurotic twitch of comedy, Sidney Lumet threw the city, warts and all, into the sharp relief of full dramatic glory. Despite a naturalistís eye, Lumet succeeded in the impressive feat of transforming the quotidian dramas of modest lives into complete artistic statements.

Conscientious jurors and hapless bank robbers; an idealist cop and an alcoholic ambulance chaser; broken-down broadcasters and the jaded network execs who watch over them: in his hands, they embodied a vision of human life as an explosive force. Lumet was an artist with a distinctly American voice and an unforgettable moral vision that helped define the canon of the craft he loved.

Rest in link: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/osc...ies-at-86.html
*JR* is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 36,373
Re: Legendary Director Sidney Lumet Dies at 86


Great artist
saul1333 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2011, 10:33 AM
Senior Member
Halardfan's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Japan
Posts: 5,880
Re: Legendary Director Sidney Lumet Dies at 86

12 Angry Men is such a masterpiece, hugely satisfying, one of the greatest films ever made.

Fail-safe, though lesser known, is incredibly disturbing, moving, and an important film.


Manchester City 2011 FA Cup winners! 2012 Premier League Champions! 2014 League Cup winners and Premier League Champions! At last!!!!!
Halardfan is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2011, 11:05 AM
Senior Member
Beat's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica
Posts: 31,943
Re: Legendary Director Sidney Lumet Dies at 86

such a great director. looking at this filmography, there's still a lot to discover for me: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001486/

i loved "dog day afternoon" and "network".



Beat is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2011, 02:28 PM
Potterheads Unite
McPie's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: District 13
Posts: 46,282
Re: Legendary Director Sidney Lumet Dies at 86

McPie is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome