What, really, can be said? Yesterday afternoon I’m cruising the Hollywood Reporter and my breath stopped. It actually took a few moments to process their headline before clicking the link. I think THR did a nice job recapping Lumet’s carrer, so take a look.
Moreover, two other great insights by THR: 6 Things to Know About Director Sidney Lumet and Sidney Lumet Made New York City Star of His Films.
I would like to add one thing. Simply take a look over his filmography. His first feature was 12 Angry Men starring Henry Fonda, J Lee Cobb, and Martin Balsam. Really, it was a beautiful start to a genuine, gritty career. We’ve lost another film hero, and I’m afraid we don’t have too many to spare.
Sidney Lumet, 1924-2011.