Lumet, Sidney

 Lumet-1950s-cropped Name: Sidney Lumet

Born: June 25, 1924

Strengths: Structure, Story

Weakness: None

Best Film: 12 Angry Men

Rating:    rating-153609_640 5.0

Profile:

  • A tendency towards stories that span short time frames.
  • Avoided the use of background score.
  • Favoured dialogue over action and had his cast rehearse the film from beginning to end before they began shooting.
  • Shot most of his movies outside of Hollywood, usually on location in New York.
  • Liked to use the fewest locations/sets as possible so that he could elevate the tension of the story.
  • Demonstrated a particular interest in the subject of corruption and/or unethical practice within social institutions such as police departments, the military, TV networks, hospitals, etc.
  • Liked to work with the same actors repeatedly across different type of films (e.g., Al Pacino, Sean Connery, Martin Balsam).

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