Saturday, April 09, 2011

Screen Legend Sidney Lumet Passes Away

Director Sidney Lumet has passed away at the age of 86. Here is the release...

NEW YORK - "Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died. He was 86., who began his career directing theater and then television, helmed countless big screen classics. His first film, "12 Angry Men," established him as a top director in 1957, while his 1970's hits "Serpico," "Murder on the Orient Express," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network" sealed his reputation as a screen legend. While he never won an Oscar for films he directed, in 2005 he was awarded an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Lumet worked with Hollywood's biggest names, including Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Al Pacino, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Robert Duvall, and Faye Dunaway."

Mr. Lumet, you had a hand in SO many tremendous film classics. You will be missed.

P.S. Red Sox down 8-4 to the pin-stripers. It doesn't look good for win # 2. Clay Buchholz was uncharacteristically shaky, much like Lackey. We need a solid number three starter as well as numbers two and four. Lackey, Buchholz and Beckett, STEP UP. Please. I didn't even mention Daisuke, did I? I can wait for that. After 6 frames, 8-4 Yankees.


At 4/09/2011 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it will be a better match up tomorrow. it's fenway. it's beckett. it has to be!
i missed the game today and am catching up on highlights right now.
it's a sorry sight.
this one looked painful...

At 4/10/2011 6:00 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Which Josh? The Beckett of three/four years ago or the one we've been "treated" to this season and last?

I hope you had a great Saturday. You did yourself a favor by missing the game yesterday. It WAS painful!

Enjoy your Sunday and thank you for your everyday comments. You're excellent! Now let's win tonight!

At 4/10/2011 10:00 PM, Anonymous Atlanta Roofing said...

I've always liked Sidney Lumet's movies, and I've always liked the ideaof Sidney Lumet's movies, the elevation of sheer storytelling craft over self-indulgent personal expression. Lumet had plenty to express, all right, but he did it with a minimum of fuss and always with his full attention on entertaining the viewer in an intelligent way.He will be missed..RIP.

At 4/11/2011 5:27 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

AR, I agree with you 100%. He was amazing and he brought out the absolute best in the actors in his films.

At 4/11/2011 8:53 AM, Anonymous muslim marriage events said...

sidney was a giant

he will be missed greatly


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