April 13, 2011

Sidney Lumet

From the New York Times (subscription may be required): discussion of the legacy of the late director Sidney Lumet. Mr. Lumet directed a number of classic law-related films, including the great 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon, The Verdict, and Network. He also directed Find Me Guilty (2006), starring Vin Diesel, which dramatized the story of Jack DiNorscio, who defended himself against federal charges ("I'm a gagster, not a gangster"), Deathtrap, Murder On the Orient Express (1974), All the King's Men (1958), and several episodes of the television series Danger, which aired from 1950-1954 and Crime Photographer, starring Darren McGavin, which aired in 1951. He also had a bit part in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate.

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