Sunday, April 10, 2011
Director of "12 Angry Men" has died
"While the goal of all movies is to entertain," Sidney Lumet once wrote, "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."
His best films not only probed the consequences of prejudice, corruption and betrayal but also celebrated individual acts of courage.