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Director Sidney Lumet passes away at 86

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Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet, the seminal director responsible for classics including Network, Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men, and The Verdict, has passed away at the age of eighty-six from lymphoma.

Over the course of his career Lumet received four Academy Award nominations for Best Director but never won, and in 2005 was given an Honorary Academy Award. Committed to social and political issues, Lumet once said, “While the goal of all movies is to entertain, the kind of film in which I believe goes one step further. It compels the spectator to examine one facet or another of his own conscience. It stimulates thought and sets the mental juices flowing.”

Below, a classic scene from Network that I don't think I'll ever, ever get sick of. RIP.