Sidney Lumet, 'quintessential NY filmmaker' was 86

sidney-lumet-200x150.jpgSidney Lumet debuted in 1957 with "12 Angry Men," directed "Dog Day Afternoon," "Serpico" and "Network" later in his career, and was nominated four times for Oscars. He died Saturday of lymphoma at his home in New York. Called by Variety the "quintessential New York filmmaker," Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times wrote long ago that Lumet avoided Hollywood "with a fervor that would do credit to Woody Allen." When Lumet was given an honorary Academy Award in 2005, Manohla Dargis wrote in the New York Times that it was a “consolation prize for a lifetime of neglect.” LAT, NYT, IMDb

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