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Quotes of the day: Sidney Lumet

Published Saturday, April 09, 2016 @ 3:45 AM EDT
Apr 09 2016

Sidney Arthur Lumet (June 25, 1924 - April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). He did not win an individual Academy Award, but he did receive an Academy Honorary Award and 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for ten, winning four. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


All good work requires self-revelation.

All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.

Everything becomes creative if the person doing the job is.

Good style, to me, is unseen style.

In drama, the characters should determine the story. In melodrama, the story determines the characters.

The nature of the work is to prepare for a good accident .

There are no personal revelations other than feelings arising from the work itself.



(April 9 is also the birthday of Charles Baudelaire, Tom Lehrer, Sam Harris. )

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