Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sidney Lumet, RIP
In The Pawnbroker, Rod Steiger is the title character, running a pawn shop in Harlem in the 1960's, haunted by flashbacks of his youth/childhood in Nazi Germany. It's gritty, sad, well-acted and well-shot.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is from 2006, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke are brothers, with a heist idea - a terrific plot, and more great acting.
Yes, there's Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, 12 Angry Men, Network, and even The Wiz. An amazing body of work. Worth checking out.
P.S. I got all the titles on this list from the library. For free.