Remembering Sidney Lumet, Master Director

Lumet filming in Rome in the 1960s.
Lumet filming in Rome in the 1960s.
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RIP Sidney Lumet. From 12 Angry Men to Before the Devil, a master director. A dream interview. A true friend. An incalculable loss for film.

I sat down with Lumet in 2008 for a career-spanning talk as he was releasing Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. Read, in his words, Lumet on the movies that made him the king of New York. 

The King of New York: Rolling Stone's 2008 Feature on Sidney Lumet

More Sidney Lumet:

Lumet on Lumet: The Director Takes a Fresh Look at a Handful of the Film Classics That Made His Reputation

Video: Peter Travers on Sidney Lumet's Film Career

Q&A: Sidney Lumet is Still Mad As Hell

The Travers Take Main Next

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