Hollywood Throwbacks: Sidney Lumet (1924 – 2011)

Somewhat surprisingly, given his Marxist training as a youth and his subsequent support of liberal causes, he avoided making “message movies,” preferring instead to create films that encourage reflection. Lumet went on to achieve one of his greatest critical and box-office successes with Network (1976), a satiric drama that savaged contemporary television.

Snapshots from the latest profile additions in American National Biography Online.
Image credit: Candid photo of Sidney Lumet directing. Source: Rottentomatoes.com. Via Wikipedia Commons

Hollywood Throwbacks: Sidney Lumet (1924 – 2011)

Somewhat surprisingly, given his Marxist training as a youth and his subsequent support of liberal causes, he avoided making “message movies,” preferring instead to create films that encourage reflection. Lumet went on to achieve one of his greatest critical and box-office successes with Network (1976), a satiric drama that savaged contemporary television.

Snapshots from the latest profile additions in American National Biography Online.

Image credit: Candid photo of Sidney Lumet directing. Source: Rottentomatoes.com. Via Wikipedia Commons