Sydney Lumet, the prolific film director, died last week at the age of 86. His most recent film that received some acclaim was Before the Devil Knows Your Dead. Lumet had a long career in both television and movies. He made over 40 films, many of them set in New York City. What I remember about the films of his that I've seen is that they were often tense and realistic and he got wonderfully raw performances from his actors. Although he made films since the 1950s, the high point of his career was the 1970s when he directed Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Network.
Here are some links if you want to read more about the late Mr. Lumet.
Well, it is April. We haven't posted since December of 2010. We apologize. It has been pretty darn busy around here and we got away from writing about movies and TV. We haven't stopped watching them, just posting about them. Here's an attempt to get back in the habit. Whether it be original content or sharing cool links we find, there should be regular posts here going forward.
I came across this very interesting video gallery via the NY Times Magazine. If you have even a little knowledge of film history you will recognize these very classic screen types. One of the things I love about movies is the endless examinations there can be of a single idea or concept. Enjoy.