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Director Sidney Lumet Dead at 86

Director Sidney Lumet Dead at 86

From The New York Times: “Sidney Lumet, a director who preferred the streets of New York to the back lots of Hollywood and whose stories of conscience became modern American film classics, died Saturday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 86.”

Lumet made his directorial debut in 1957 with “12 Angry Men,” which would earn him his first of four Academy Award nominations for best director (he won a lifetime achievement award in 2005). This would kick off a career that spanned 6 decades and over 50 films, including “Long Day’s Journey into Night” (1962), “The Pawnbroker” (1965), “Serpico” (1973), “Dog Day Afternoon” (1975), “Network” (1976), “Prince of the City” (1981), “The Verdict” (1982), “Running on Empty” (1988), and “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (2007), which would conclude his career.

More from indieWIRE on Lumet’s contribution to modern cinema later this afternoon.

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