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Sidney Lumet has died

Filmmaking titan Sidley Lumet passed away yesterday from lymphoma at the age of 84.  With a career spanning half a century behind the camera, Lumet boasted one of the greatest filmographies of any contemporary director.  45 features in total, accompanied by a whopping 46 Oscar nominations and six wins.  His films include 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Fail Safe, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, and The Verdict, among many others.  He was making films all the way to the dawn of his ninth decade, directing Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead at age 80.

He was a powerful presence in cinema, helping to promote a more naturalistic style of acting and crafting indelible portraits of beleaguered modern men.  The world of movies just lost a great one.

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