RIP, Sidney Lumet

The brilliant director (and son-in-law of Lena Horn!) has died.  Read more here.

And see a sizzling snippet of his work below:  the trailer for the prophetic “Network,” written by the incomparable Paddy Chayefsky.

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  1. Perhaps the most prophetic movie ever. Predicted television stations taken over by corporations, news networks taken over by the entertainment divisions, news decisions based on ratings, and Reality TV. If you haven’t seen it, rent/download it today. Or I will be MAD AS HELL!

  2. Watched it on Netflix this evening. Saw it when it was in the theatres, but watching it tonight gave me new respect for Chayefsky. He couldn’t have been more on target about the future of television.

  3. Make that ex-son in law of Lena Horne. He and Lena Horne’s only daughter divorced years ago. But she is a Catholic, and if I am not mistaken, Lena Horne died a Catholic as well.

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