Monday, April 11, 2011

Sidney Lumet, superstar

Funny thing about Sidney Lumet: For all his outstanding achievements as a director, Night Falls in Manhattan (1997) is the only one of his films that I recall actually being hyped as "a Sidney Lumet film." Even in the trailers. Note how four of his masterworks are used in the above clip to publicize a film that more or less bills him -- not Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Ian Holm or any other on-screen talent involved -- as its real star.

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