Saturday, April 09, 2011

R.I.P.: Sidney Lumet (1924-2011)

In tribute to the late Sidney Lumet -- a chronically underrated filmmaker with an incredible number of great films to his credit -- I have just posted an excerpt from my 2007 master's thesis on the New Hollywood Era that focused on Lumet's Serpico. This posting certainly will not be my last to acknowledge Lumet's extraordinary career. But I wanted in some way to offer my respects on a day when all lovers of film should respectfully note the passing of a master.

1 comment:

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.