The Films of Sidney Lumet 1970-1979
Sidney Lumet was a highly regarded and prolific film director especially during the 1970s. Since his auspicious movie directorial debut in 1957, Lumet would…
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Based on the best-selling novel by Lawrence Sanders, the film tells the story of a newly released criminal (Connery) who devises a robbery plan with the help of the mafia and while unknowingly being under electronic surveillance.
Based on the play by Robert Marasco, a young gym teacher (Bridges) at a posh boys’ academy is caught in the middle of a dark, twisted and deadly feud between a popular English teacher (Preston) and a despised Instructor of classical languages (Mason).
The film focuses on the consequences of a deadly interrogation of a suspected child molester (Bannen) by a stressed out police detective (Connery).
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Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry, the film tells the 40-year tale of the ongoing rivalry between two Texans (Perkins and Bridges) as they compete for the affections of a beautiful and independent woman (Danner) who refuses to marry them both.
Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot (Finney), a renowned Belgian detective, is stuck with other passengers on a snowbound train and ends up solving the onboard murder of a wealthy American businessman (Widmark).
Based on a Life magazine article about a real-life crime in Brooklyn, a pair of would-be robbers holds a group of bank employees hostage when their bank holdup attempt goes awry.
A dark satirical dramedy about a struggling television network that the exploits the antics of its mentally unhinged news anchorman, promoting him to cult-like status in order to gain ratings.
Based on the play by Peter Shaffer, a psychiatrist works to uncover the dark truth behind a disturbed and troubled young man’s obsessive worship of the horses.
Based on the hit Broadway musical, the film is a re-visioning of The Wizard of Oz with an all-African American cast.