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Treat Williams Pays Tribute To Sidney Lumet In Private Note To His Widow


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Actor Treat Williams recently expressed his eternal gratitude to late, great filmmaker Sidney Lumet in a touching note sent to his grieving widow.

The iconic 12 Angry Men director died in April (11) at the age of 86 after a battle with lymphoma, but Williams proved his contributions to Hollywood would never be forgotten by those who knew him best by penning a heartfelt letter to his fourth wife, Mary Gimbel.

Williams, who landed a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Lumet's Prince of the City, spoke of his admiration for the filmmaker at a special screening of the 1981 movie at New York's Lincoln Center on Sunday (24Jul11).

He hailed Lumet as "the greatest American born filmmaker for whom I have ever worked", before going on to share excerpts of his note with the audience.

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Director Sidney Lumet Dead At 86


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Sidney Lumet, whose career as a director began during the Golden Age of Television sixty years ago and continued into the 21st century, died in New York today (Saturday) at the age of 86. In 1951 he landed his first job as a director at CBS on the live weekly drama Casey, Crime Photographer , starring Darren McGavin, and went on to direct episodes of some of television's classic anthology series, including Studio One, Playhouse 90, Kraft Theater, The United States Steel Hour, The Alcoa Hour, Goodyear Playhouse , and Hallmark Hall of Fame. He made his debut as a movie director in 1957 with 12 Angry Men , a nearly word-for-word film adaptation of the play he had previously directed on television. He became one of the most prolific and respected directors in the business -- although he preferred working in New York, not Hollywood. His films included such classics as Long Day's Journey into Night, The Pawnbroker, Fail-Safe, Serpico, Murder on the Orient Express, Dog Day Afternoon, Equus, The Wiz, Prince of the City, The Verdict, Network , and most recently 2007's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. He was nominated four times for an Oscar but never won. In 2005, he was honored with the movie Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Sidney Lumet Gets Scorsese Tribute


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Sidney Lumet, the acclaimed New York filmmaker and four times Oscar nominee, has passed away at the age of 86, reports the Associated Press. Sidney Lumet died on Saturday (9th April 20110) after a battle with cancer.

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Jane Fonda Remembers 'Kind And Generous' Sidney Lumet


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Veteran actress Jane Fonda has paid a touching tribute to legendary Hollywood filmmaker Sidney Lumet, calling him "a master" of movies.

The star passed away at his New York home on Saturday (09Apr11) after a battle with lymphoma. He was 86.

Icons including Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen have spoken of their sadness at Lumet's death and now Fonda has added her own tribute.

The actress worked with Lumet on 1986 drama The Morning After and she's praised the "strong, progressive" director/producer for being so "kind and generous" towards her.

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Hollywood Stars Pay Tribute To Lumet


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Directors Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen have paid tribute to legendary Hollywood filmmaker Sidney Lumet, who died on Saturday (09Apr11) at the age of 86.

Lumet passed away at his New York home after a battle with lymphoma.

A host of movie stars have paid their respects to the late Lumet, with Goodfellas director Scorsese hailing his death as the "end of an era".

He says, "(Lumet was a) New York filmmaker at heart, and our vision of the city has been enhanced and deepened by classics like Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and, above all, the remarkable Prince of the City."

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Iconic Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Dead At 86


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Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker passed away on Saturday morning (09Apr11) at his New York home after a battle with lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to actor/director Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia, he began his career as a child actor, appearing in a number of Broadway plays, including 1935's Dead End and The Eternal Road.

He made his movie debut at the age of 11, in Yiddish short film Papirossen, but halted his acting dreams to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

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Iconic Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Dead At 86


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Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker passed away on Saturday morning (09Apr11) at his New York home after a battle with lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to actor/director Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia, he began his career as a child actor, appearing in a number of Broadway plays, including 1935's Dead End and The Eternal Road.

He made his movie debut at the age of 11, in Yiddish short film Papirossen, but halted his acting dreams to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

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Stella Adler School Of Acting Benefit At Cipriani

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New York Film Festival 2007 - Premiere Of 'Before The Devil Knows You're Dead'

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Prince Of The City Review


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Before there was The Departed, before there was Donnie Brasco, there was this tale of cop corruption and undercover work, directed by a down-the-rabbit-hole Sidney Lumet. Based on a true story, Prince features a rather bland Treat Williams as Danny Ciello, who goes undercover to expose corruption in (where else) the NYPD. Naturally, he soon learns that just about everyone is on the take, including his own partners. Eventually, Ciello himself becomes suspect for his prior drug use. The film starts off strong as Ciello starts delving into the underworld of corrupt cops, but eventually starts to repeat itself and bog down as it hits its third hour. Fortunately, numerous supporting stars keep it largely worth watching.

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Pacino Is King Of The Heist Movie


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Al Pacino movie Dog Day Afternoon has been voted the best heist film of all time.
The 1975 classic, directed by Sidney Lumet, beat another Pacino movie, HEAT, to first place in the poll of readers of British magazine Empire.
In third place is the Clint Eastwood film THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT, while George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez's Out of Sight is at number four.
Rounding out the top five is the recent INSIDE MAN, directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster.
The Top 10 Heist Films are:
1. DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975)
2. HEAT (1995)
3. THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT (1974)
4. OUT OF SIGHT (1998)
5. INSIDE MAN (2006)
6. QUICK CHANGE (1990)
7. SWORDFISH (2001)
8. THE HOT SPOT (1990)
9. Two Hands (1999)
10. STANDER (2003).

Clooney Plans Ambitious Network Remake


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Movie star George Clooney is planning his most ambitious project yet - a live TV reworking of cult newsroom drama Network.

The actor, who tackles TV news in his acclaimed new film GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, is a huge fan of Sidney Lumet's 1976 movie, starring Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch, and is keen to bring the drama to TV and air it live.

It's not the first time Clooney has been involved in such a project - he once starred in a live ER and in 2000 he executive produced and starred in a live TV version of 1964 Cold War drama FAIL SAFE.

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