Sidney Lumet: A Life by Maura Spiegel

Maura Spiegel’s recently published book, Sidney Lumet: A Life, is the definitive look at the Oscar-nominated filmmaker. After getting his start as a child actor on the stage, Sidney Lumet would transition to directing.  By the time he retired from filmmaking, he directed some 45 films in his career.  Some would also go onto earn Oscar nominations.  Others would be critically panned.  In the mid-90s, Lumet would pen his own book in hopes of being…

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Network: Satire Celebrates 42 Years

With a powerful performance from Peter Finch, the satirical Network is relevant more so today than upon the theatrical release back in 1976. When Union Broadcasting System news president Max Schumacher (William Holden) informs Howard Beale (Peter Finch) that ratings will force Howard off the air, they talk about how things have changed within the industry.  UBS Evening News‘ ratings are on the decline and just like today, if you can’t get the ratings, you’re outta…

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