Quintessential New York film-maker, multiple Oscar Nominee in a sixty year career, director of Twelve Angry Men, The Fugitive Kind, The Pawnbroker, Fail Safe, The Hill, The Anderson Tapes, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Murder on the Orient Express, Prince of the City, The Verdict, Q&A and most recently in 2007, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. These make up a small percentage of Mr Lumet’s television and film work, most of which feature terrific performances, scripts and a particularly adaptable directorial style which served the material first and foremost, never drawing attention to itself instead focusing his attention on character, environment and theme. He was 86 years old.
Sidney Lumet Interview with The Archive of American Television
Fail Safe (1964)