Sidney Arthur Lumet was an American film director. He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, and The Verdict and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City.

  • Making Movies

    For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict-and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino-Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.