Remembering Sidney Lumet

Director Sidney Lumet, who died Saturday of lymphoma, was the bigscreen’s prime purveyor of films that addressed themes of justice and the corruption of power, almost always in a New York setting. In films including “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Prince of the City,” “The Verdict” and “Q&A,” he explored the always-fragile justice system and the … Continue reading “Remembering Sidney Lumet”

Director Sidney Lumet, who died Saturday of lymphoma, was the bigscreen’s prime purveyor of films that addressed themes of justice and the corruption of power, almost always in a New York setting. In films including “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Prince of the City,” “The Verdict” and “Q&A,” he explored the always-fragile justice system and the danger that men motivated by greed, prejudice or a thirst for power can pervert it.

Lumet died at his home in Manhattan. The prolific helmer of more than 40 films was 86.
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Check out on of these Lumet films from the Media Services collection. Please note some are VHS and an asterisk indicates that they are currently being taught this semester and are unavailable for Home Use.

Network – HU DVD 26*

Dog Day Afternoon – HU VHS 4765

The Verdict – HU VHS 6743*

Deathtrap – HU DVD 713

Fail-safe – HU DVD 4009

Serpico – HU DVD 5485

The Pawnbroker – HU DVD 5173

Family Business – HU DVD 4957

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – HU DVD 5611

12 Angry Men – HU DVD 2265

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead – HU DVD 4201

A Stranger Among Us – VHS 6523

Running on Empty – HU DVD 4932