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Encyclopedia > Sidney Lumet
Portrait of Sidney Lumet,May 7, 1939.Carl Van Vechten
Portrait of Sidney Lumet,
May 7, 1939.
Carl Van Vechten

Sidney Lumet (born June 25, 1924) is an American film director, with over 50 films to his name, including the critically acclaimed 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and Network (1976). He won Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005, for his "brilliant services to screenwriters, performers and the art of the motion picture". Image File history File links Portrait of Sidney Lumet by Carl Van Vechten http://memory. ... Image File history File links Portrait of Sidney Lumet by Carl Van Vechten http://memory. ... Photographic self-portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ... 12 Angry Men is a Black-and-white film produced in 1957, and tells the story of twelve jurors bound by the acceptance of their civic duty and thrust together into a hot, humid room to determine the guilt or innocence of a boy accused of killing his father in... Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 film directed by Sidney Lumet, and written by Frank Pierson from a news article by P. F. Kluge and Thomas Moore. ... Network is a 1976 satirical film which tells about a television network named Union Broadcasting System (UBS) and its struggle with poor TV ratings. ...


Lumet was an actor before he was a director. His parents were Yiddish theater actor Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia Wermus. Lumet made his stage debut at New York's Yiddish Art Theater at the age of four and acted in Yiddish theater and on Broadway into the 1950s. Graduate of the Professional Children's School. Yiddish theatre consists of plays written and performed primarily by Jews in Yiddish, the language of the Eastern European Ashkenazaic Jewish community. ... The city is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture, and is one of the worlds major global cities (along with London, Tokyo and Paris) with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges. ... Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... Professional Childrens School is a school in Manhattan, New York, United States, which admitted its first two students in 1914. ...


Selected films

12 Angry Men is a Black-and-white film produced in 1957, and tells the story of twelve jurors bound by the acceptance of their civic duty and thrust together into a hot, humid room to determine the guilt or innocence of a boy accused of killing his father in... Long Days Journey into Night is a dramatic play in four acts by Eugene ONeill, generally considered to be his masterwork. ... The Pawnbroker is a novel by Edward Lewis Wallant which tells the story of a concentration camp survivor who suffers flashbacks of his past Nazi imprisonment as he tries to cope with his daily life. ... Safety engineering is used to assure that a life-critical system behaves as needed even when pieces fail. ... The Hill is a 1965 film set in a British army prison in North Africa in World War II. It stars Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis and Michael Redgrave. ... Serpico Serpico is a 1973 film which tells the true story of New York City policeman Frank Serpico who turned in his fellow policemen for corruption and how his comrades turned against him. ... Lovin Molly is a 1974 film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner in the title role, Ed Binns, and Susan Sarandon. ... Murder on the Orient Express (Collins, London, 1934) also called Murder on the Calais Coach (Dodd Mead, New York, 1934) is a 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, made into a 1974 movie entitled The book was first published in Saturday Evening Post, from July 1 to September 30, 1933. ... Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 film directed by Sidney Lumet, and written by Frank Pierson from a news article by P. F. Kluge and Thomas Moore. ... Network is a 1976 satirical film which tells about a television network named Union Broadcasting System (UBS) and its struggle with poor TV ratings. ... Equus is Latin for horse; it may refer to: Equus, the genus of horses and their close relatives. ... The Wiz is both a 1975 Broadway musical and a 1978 film urbanized adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, featuring an all-African-American/Latino cast. ... Prince of the City is a 1981 film about a police officer who has to expose corruption in exchange for not being prosecuted himself. ... The Verdict is a 1982 film which tells the story of a down-on-his-luck lawyer who pushes a medical malpractice case in order to improve his own situation, but discovers along the way that he is actually doing the right thing. ... The Book of Daniel (1971) is semi-historical novel by E. L. Doctorow, loosely based on the trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. ... The Morning After is an album by the J. Geils Band. ... Gloria is a 1980 film which tells the story of a gangsters girlfriend who goes on the run with a young boy who is being hunted by the mob for information he may or may not have. ... A drama based on the longest Mafia trial in U.S. history, mobster Jack DiNorscio (played by Vin Diesel), faced with a series of charges, decides to stand trial instead of ratting out his family and associates. ...

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ... The Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. ...

References

  • Sidney Lumet on GreatPosters.com, accessed August 8, 2005.

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Sidney Lumet (born June 25 1924) is an American film director, with over 50 films to his name, including the critically acclaimed 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and Network (1976).
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