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3 things about Sidney Lumet's FAIL-SAFE

Fail-Safe [1964] 1. He slaps her and then says, “I’m not your kind.” 2. Tight shot of the back of Henry Fonda’s neck. 3. Matador. The roar of the engines, the roar of the crowd.

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3 things about Sidney Lumet’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Murder on the Orient Express [1974] 1. Very, very heavy gray makeup. 2. Long take Ingrid. (A golden choice: I meant, why would you want to cut away?) 3. Biting his nails.

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3 things about Sidney Lumet’s PRINCE OF THE CITY

Prince of the City [1981] 1. They pull up to their new house, which neither of them has ever seen. She gets out of the car and Tug hands her a bunch of roses. 2. He eyes the garment rack … Continue reading

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3 things about Sidney Lumet’s CHILD’S PLAY

Child’s Play [1972] 1. He stuffs the malicious note into the headmaster’s hand. 2. The casket catches on the edge of the grave. 3. As the boys encircle him, a bar of light on his eyes and mustache. James Mason … Continue reading

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3 things about Sidney Lumet’s THE DEADLY AFFAIR

The Deadly Affair [1966] 1. He silently watches her fix herself a cup of tea. He neither asks for one himself, nor does she offer one. 2. “You never said that. Additionally, I never heard you.” 3. His hands gripping … Continue reading

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