Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet passed away yesterday. He was one of the great film directors of our time. But I had not thought of just how great. Digby is one of the great bloggers we have. But I am especially grateful for her bringing Dennis Hartley's insights on film to our attention. Last night, Hartley wrote a post (Digby adds a nice postscript on how Network shaped her blogging) about Lumet's works. Go read it.

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    Per today's NYT FP obit: (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by oculus on Sun Apr 10, 2011 at 12:06:02 PM EST
    "I don't think art changes anything. I do it because I like it and it's a wonderful way to spend your life."

    Saw 12 angry men about two months (none / 0) (#2)
    by jeffinalabama on Sun Apr 10, 2011 at 12:18:46 PM EST
    ago. Still relevant, and still a wonderful film. It might be more relevant now than it was.

    I saw it recently too (none / 0) (#6)
    by andgarden on Sun Apr 10, 2011 at 01:53:34 PM EST
    Interestingly, it is a favorite of Sonia Sotomayor.

    Network (none / 0) (#3)
    by Coral on Sun Apr 10, 2011 at 12:31:21 PM EST
    I just watched it for the first time since it came out. Great film. Totally relevant today, with all the FOX network folks so much in the news.

    His high notes (none / 0) (#4)
    by jeffinalabama on Sun Apr 10, 2011 at 12:35:44 PM EST
    are still relevant. What a gifted director.

    Network, what a phucking film (none / 0) (#7)
    by Dadler on Sun Apr 10, 2011 at 10:57:21 PM EST
    Paddy Chayefsky had a little hand in it, too.

    So long, boys.


    glad you are back Dadler (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 01:41:48 AM EST
    See the other thread, you had everyone worried you were leaving for good.

    One of my favorite (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Apr 10, 2011 at 01:10:36 PM EST
    directors of all time.

    SITE VIOLATOR lanmeng (none / 0) (#10)
    by jeffinalabama on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 08:24:59 AM EST