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RIP Sidney Lumet

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Beaker, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member


    RIP to one of the great directors.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dog Day Afternoon
    The Verdict
    12 Angry Men

    It's hard to pick a favorite ...
  3. RagingCanuck

    RagingCanuck Guest

    Network is one of the most amazing feats of prophecy in history.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Yes, but an uneven movie. Its message has aged well, the movie itself hasn't.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Let's give the writer, Paddy Chayefsky, most of the credit for the message in "Network."

    No denying Lumet's mad skillz, though. I could watch "The Verdict" over and over and over.
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Agreed. And "Network" has one of the most misquoted lines in movie history. And yes, it"s the one you're thinking.

  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    JD, what's the misquote?
  8. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    "Play it again, Sam."
    No, wait...
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  10. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    You had me at multivariate.
  11. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore."

    I've never heard it quoted exactly since the movie. It's misquoted all ithe time. It's misquoted in the movie (which I love, because that's real life). It's misquoted on the subject line of this YouTube video tribute to it. :)

    Yes, it's a subtle thing. People usually way "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore," but if you believe in the sanctity of the quote, that's a misquote. And yes, I'm aware that Beale misquotes himself once too.


    Oh, and I chuckled at this from a network staffer (for reasons a few people here will understand): "They're yellin' in Baton Rouge!"
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Even bad Lumet movies are better than most. You can kill a couple of days just reading the quotes from his movies on IMDB. There are speeches in some of his films that I figure most directors would have just cut down.
    His movies SAID something.

    I would love to find a collection of the TV movies he did - a bunch of historical stuff.
    Power wasn't one of his better, or better known films, but any movie with Richard Gere, Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington and JT Walsh doesn't suck.
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