I don't have the time for a real essay right now, so I'll just post a few thoughts.

12 Angry Men. Is there anything wrong with this film at all? Does it not achieve everything it set out to do? Can anyone name a more accomplished, thoughtful, well acted, meaningful and social conscious debut feature? 33 year-old Sidney Lumet had directed a number of TV movies, but to ba handed this gem of a script and a cast including: Henry Fonda, Marty Balsam, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden (a Lumet regular for years), Ed Begley and Robert Webber!

Dog Day Afternoon
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Network.
The Verdict.
The Fugitive Kind.
The Anderson Tapes.
Serpico.
Murder on the Orient Express.

Shall I go on?

A legend, still directing in his 81st year! We should all of us be so lucky! Well, except maybe not Joel Schumacher....

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