The first few times I saw a Sidney Lumet film, I didn't realize he had directed them. At that time I was still a young pup of 17 and raiding the library of the local small town video store. I was only allowed to rent them because my mother had given the okay for me to rent the very grown up Rated R films. But Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon blew my pre-adult mind, and soon enough I knew his name.
He might not have been the greatest director, but he was damn good, and for those two films alone he deserves to be celebrated.
Check out a wonderful piece the New York Times did on his career here.
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Dan Fleming is the writer/co-creator of Warrior Twenty-Seven, the independant comics anthology. He's been known to bury his nose in books since the earliest of ages, and has been busy writing a crime novel for a few moons. His comic work can be viewed at www.warrior27.thecomicseries.com. He is also one half of the podcasting duo, The Potato League Podcast, which can be found on Podbean. He can be contacted at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org